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WOW! Nice 3D CAD drawing.

Where did you find it??

Can you dig up what the Mazda6 front suspension looks like as well? I am curious about its indepent suspension. It looks like the original Honda's front suspension setup in the early 90s.

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Yes, see another thread where I posted the pic of the front suspension.

It's official Mazda pics from Mazda Swedens picture library.
 

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What I want to know is how Mazda got a rear halfshaft in there for the AWD cars... I mean, yeesh, it's tight back there!

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Doesn't look like there is much suspension travel.

How does this setup compare to the multilink or double-wishbone setups on more expensive sports cars? Basically, does it move the same way?
 

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Actually, by placing the springs farther inboard the suspension travel is less pronounced at the spring itself, allowing for a shorter spring to result in the same travel at the wheel as a longer one. That said, I have read at least one comment in a review that the '6 bottoms out a little too easily in spirited driving. This could very well be a result of too lightly-sprung springs.

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I'v seen pics of 6's doing evasive manuvers and I can tell you that the rear end has enough travel to just barly keep the car from hiting the tarmac when fully compressed. It was.. like 1 inch left to the ground :) Just don't get where the wheels go :D Must be a tight fit to the wheelwells...
 

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The suspension travel is descent, but not huge. But it's a good trade-off between cargo space and comfort. Doesn't have much impact on handling, though.
 

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This could very well be a result of too lightly-sprung springs[/b]
It didn't seem that soft. I'm all for stiffening it a little, but most springs drop the ride height too. There's too many rediculous speed-bumps where I live to do that.
 
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