1983-02-01

The Ford Ranger Light Truck Pin-Rail Disc Brake Spring - Firmly Compliant 830411

Brake system “feel” is influenced by numerous vehicle parameters. The Ford Ranger sought to improve brake system feel over current light truck disc-drum systems by increasing caliper stiffness and reducing system feedback. The Ranger caliper is suspended by a unique pin-rail spring which firmly attaches the caliper assembly to the steering knuckle, yet provides controlled compliance to reduce brake feedback. This paper describes the pin concept; its design and operation to achieve controlled caliper compliance.

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