The vehicle axle is the only connection between vehicle body and road. Its main task is to guide the wheel on road. Froma kinematic point of view the wheel suspension, as part of vehicle axle, enables a vertical degree of freedom betweenvehicle body and wheel to cover road excitations. The changes in wheel setting resulting from kinematics and elastokinematicshave great impact on driving dynamics. For objective evaluation of wheel suspensions a detailed characterisationof kinematics and elastokinematics is needed. Thus, for identification of kinematic, elastokinematic and dynamic wheelsuspension characteristics, a half-axle test rig has been developed at the Chair of Dynamics and Mechatronics of PaderbornUniversity. To accommodate the analysis of for example different types of wheel suspensions in series or prototypeconfiguration, a wide range of applications was considered during the test rig design phase. The test rig allows the identificationof dynamic changes in wheel setting on different driving load cases and random excitations.