Lightweight Radius Rod for Trucks

TRW has introduced a radius rod for trucks which is 30% lighter than previous versions.


TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has released a lightweight radius rod for trucks.

  • Up to 30% lighter compared to previous designs
  • Cost optimized for vehicle manufacturers
  • Lightweighting acheived through functional integration of cardanic elements from the rubber bushing into the connecting elements between the two housings
  • Redesigned tube component now utilizes two inverted, C-shaped pieces of metal which are welded to the housings
  • Interchangeable as the connecting geometry of the current design and the new lightweight design is exactly the same – parts are interchangeable for most customer vehicles without modifications



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