Nis­san’s HBMC

4 x 4 Australia - - Suspension Test -

CLOSER to the orig­i­nal Ki­netic Sus­pen­sion Tech­nol­ogy (de­vel­oped in Western Aus­tralia), is Nis­san’s Hy­draulic Body Mo­tion Con­trol (HBMC), as used on the Y62 Pa­trol.

This fully in­de­pen­dent sus­pen­sion sys­tem does away with me­chan­i­cal sway bars by us­ing in­ter­linked ac­tive dampers. By pump­ing hy­draulic fluid from one side of the ve­hi­cle to the other – man­aged by elec­tron­i­cally con­trolled, ni­tro­gen-charged ac­cu­mu­la­tors – the sus­pen­sion travel can be ad­justed to limit body roll when corner­ing on-road, or max­imise the wheel travel for off-road use. The sys­tem works bril­liantly.

See our Pa­trol Ti test on page 76 for more.

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