The chassis is an adaptation
of the Japanese Vista's all independent suspension. The front MacPherson
struts are located by pressed-steel lower L-arms, which are attached to
the rigidly mounted subframe. The top 2ZZ-GE-powered model features the
Super Strut suspension, which is exclusive to Japanese Celicas. The suspension
employs dual forged lower arms with double joints that locate the upright's
lower end and a camber control rod that connects the strut end and the
No. 1 lower arm. The lower arms form a virtual kingpin axis closer to the
tire's contact center, and the camber control rod reduces the tire's camber
At the rear, a "double wishbone" suspension has replaced the previous
strut type. The lower L-arm comprises a tubular front arm and a pressed-steel
flexible rear link. The L-arm and a single upper link form double wishbones.
Coil springs and shock absorbers are mounted concentrically on the tubular
lower arms at their mid-length. The arm layout and bushing characteristics
provide a toe-control function, inducing a stable toe-in during cornering
and braking. The suspension also incorporates anti-squat and -lift geometry.
The arms are attached to a hydroformed I-shaped subframe, which is rigidly
mounted on the body shell
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