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2016 – MX-5 – Suspension

SUSPENSION

Features

  • Affixing-type balance weights have been adopted for the outer balance weight of the aluminum wheels.

  • An in-wheel-type double-wishbone front suspension and a multi-link suspension composed of five links have been adopted.

  • The front suspension realizes both superior rigidity and weight reduction by using aluminum for the under cover and by having it function as a transverse member.

  • By using a truss construction for the rear crossmember, superior rigidity and weight reduction has been achieved.

Specifications

Item

Specification

Front suspension

Type

Double-wishbone type

Spring type

Coil spring

Shock absorber type

Monotube type: High-pressure gas charged, cylindrical, double-acting

Stabilizer

Type

Torsion bar

Diameter

(mm )

22.7 {0.894}

Maximum steering angle

[Tolerance ±3°]

Inner

37°42′

Outer

30°06′

Wheel alignment (Unloaded*)

Total toe-in

Tire

[Tolerance ±4 {0.2}]

(mm )

1.6 {0.063}

Rim inner

[Tolerance ±2.8 {0.11}]

1.1 {0.043}

(Degree)

0°09′±0°10′

Caster angle (Reference)

[Tolerance ±1°]

7°51′

Camber angle (Reference)

[Tolerance ±1°]

-0°07′

Steering axis inclination (Reference)

13°53′

Rear suspension

Type

Multi-link type

Spring type

Coil spring

Shock absorber type

Monotube type: High-pressure gas charged, cylindrical, double-acting

Stabilizer

Type

Torsion bar

Diameter

(mm )

11.0 {0.433}

Wheel alignment (Unloaded*)

Total toe-in

Tire

[Tolerance ±4 {0.2}]

(mm )

3.0 {0.12}

Rim inner

[Tolerance ±2.8 {0.11}]

Vehicle equipped with 16 inch wheel: 2.0 {0.079}

Vehicle equipped with 17 inch wheel: 2.1 {0.083}

(degree)

0°17′±0°10′

Camber angle (Reference)

[Tolerance ±45′]

-0°57′

Thrust angle [Tolerance ±0°48′]

0°00′

*
Unloaded: Fuel tank is full. Engine coolant and engine oil are at specified level. Spare tire, jack and tools are in designated position.

Standard tire

Item

Specification

Tire

Size

195/50R16 84V

205/45R17 84W

Wheel

Size

16 × 6 1/2J

17 × 7J

Inset

(mm )

45 {1.8}

Pitch circle diameter

(mm )

100 {3.94}

Centerbore

(mm )

54 {2.1}

Material

Aluminum alloy

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