1988 Acura Legend Suspension
The fully-independent Legend suspension provides crisp, precise handling. The front suspension on both the 2-door and 4-door is based on a race-proven double wishbone design. It incorporates coil springs and fade-resistant gas-pressurized shocks. The benefits of this double-wishbone design include reduced shock absorber friction, improved camber control and compact size (allowing use of a low hoodline for improved aerodynamics).
The upper and lower control arms are widely separated for better load dispersion and arranged to provide improved anti-dive control for added stability during braking.
At the rear, the Legend Coupe utilizes the same double wishbone setup to achieve an outstanding level of handling. The rear suspension geometry incorporates a built-in camber change to improve cornering power by helping keep the wheel and tire perpendicular to the road surface. This design also reduces lift under braking.
The Legend Sedan's rear suspension uses an advanced trailing link design with Reduced Friction Struts (RFS), progressively wound coil springs and gas-pressurized shock absorbers. This design allows maximum use of trunk space and helps provide a high level of occupant comfort under a variety of loads. As with the Coupe, stabilizer bars are utilized front and rear to minimize body roll in cornering situations and enhance transient response