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Outriggers

Started by SirDavidAlhambra, May 01, 2022, 07:33:34 AM

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A lot is said these days about "Outriggers".

But how many of you know what they are and what they do.

The English dictionary defines an outrigger as follows: "An outrigger is a projecting structure on a boat, with specific meaning depending on types of vessel. Outriggers may also refer to legs on a wheeled vehicle that are folded out when it needs stabilization, for example on a crane that lifts heavy loads."

Now I hear you ask, my motor car is neither a boat nor a crane, thus what is its outrigger?

Let's talk outriggers here.

What does an outrigger mean to you? What are its benefits and what is its purpose on your motor car? What questions do you have about Outriggers? Indeed, where do you even find the Outriggers on your motor car?

Outriggers. Everything you need to know.
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My definition as far as the car is concerned

An outrigger is a box section (in the Galaxys case) that runs 90 degress from the main chassis (front to rear) to the inner sill front floor pan area.
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