Pushrod vs pullrod @ScarbsTech

A pushrod is part of the wheel assembly, connecting the wheel to the shock absorber (damper and spring), the active part of the suspension

Cars have the option of using a pushrod or a pullrod.  Pushrods are mounted higher on the body relative to the wheel hub and ‘push’ the rockers. Pullrods are mounted lower and ‘pull’ the rocker.

A common arrangement for F1 cars (since 2009) has pushrod suspension for the front axle and pullrod for the rear, as this geometry generally favours the airflow across the aerodynamic elements of the car.


Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan