- suspension rate
- the change of wheel load, at the center of tire contact, per unit vertical displacement of the sprung mass relative to the wheel at a specified load. If the wheel camber varies, the displacement should be measured relative to the lowest point on the rim centerline.
Mechanics glossary. 2013.
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