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This is an incomplete vehicle that consists of only the cabin, occupants compartment, and requires the addition of cargo-carrying, work-performing or load-bearing components to perform its intended function.

Connects or "links" each tie-rod together on the IFS. It is the center connection of the two tie-rods. It is mounted by both the Pitman Arm and the Idler Arm. It serves the same purpose for the IFS system as the Drag Link does on the solid axle conversion.

The point at which the entire weight of the vehicle may be considered as concentrated so that if supported at this point, the vehicle would remain in equilibrium. 

Also known as the "A-Arm". The suspension component that holds the Steering Knuckles to the frame.

Constant Velocity Joint