Shock Tuning Guide

Author: Ryan Dumlao

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Page: 196

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Racecar drivers have the ability to operate a vehicle at its friction limit without losing control. If autonomous vehicles or driver assistance systems had similar capabilities, many fatal accidents could be avoided. To advance this goal, an autonomous racing controller is designed to gain insights into vehicle control at the friction limits. Adjustable shock absorbers are becoming popular in drag racing. You can adjust their damping characteristics to suit varying tracks and/or track conditions to eliminate wheel hop and tire shake. That leads to improved reaction times. The best adjustable shocks are the ones that offer both compression and extension adjustment. These are better known as double-adjustable shocks. To better understand how double-adjustable shock

Autocross Secrets

Author: Madalyn Podbielski

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 196

View: 286

Racecar drivers have the ability to operate a vehicle at its friction limit without losing control. If autonomous vehicles or driver assistance systems had similar capabilities, many fatal accidents could be avoided. To advance this goal, an autonomous racing controller is designed to gain insights into vehicle control at the friction limits. Adjustable shock absorbers are becoming popular in drag racing. You can adjust their damping characteristics to suit varying tracks and/or track conditions to eliminate wheel hop and tire shake. That leads to improved reaction times. The best adjustable shocks are the ones that offer both compression and extension adjustment. These are better known as double-adjustable shocks. To better understand how double-adjustable shocks can help you win more races, let's take a look at how compression and extension affect a suspension. The main takeaway you got from the book was that to set up a winning suspension in your car, you need to go do your own research and work.
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Chevrolet V8 Performance Guide

Author: William Carroll

Publisher: Coda Publications

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Category: Transportation

Page: 164

View: 193

A complete list of the original factory-issue parts for every 1955-1971 Chevrolet V8 engine, including oil coolers, high-rise manifolds, and special cams. This fine book has been known as the "Stocker's Bible" for decades.
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The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel, 2nd Edition

Author: Dale Coyner

Publisher: Motorbooks

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Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 974

Motorcyclists in record numbers are heading out on ambitious trips across America and around the world. The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel offers essential advice to fully prepare them for traveling long distances over extended periods. Whether you are getting ready for a weekend trip beyond your home turf, or for a transcontinental odyssey lasting several years, Coyner's book details the fundamentals for riding in comfort, safety, and convenience. In three major sections, this book covers trip planning, rider preparation, and outfitting the motorcycle. This newest edition has been completely updated to reflect current information and the newest trends in mobile technology, as it relates to motorcycle touring. Coyner lays out the steps for planning a worry-free, fun trip, one that starts with the rider physically and mentally prepared. On the road, having good riding gear can make a dramatic difference in comfort and safety as the weather changes from dry to wet, and from hot to cold. Coyner describes the important aspects of personal preparation and describes the major kinds of riding gear and how they work to control body temperature and moisture. As motorcycle technology has evolved, so have aftermarket accessories, which are made to address virtually every special need. Coyner shows you step-by-step how electrical modifications can be made, and provides specific sections on high-performance lighting and conspicuity, GPS and other cockpit instruments, entertainment and communication devices, cameras and camcorders, ergonomic enhancements, suspension improvements, luggage and storage additions, and trailers. Over 250 full-color photographs illustrate riding gear, accessories, and modifications that will make any motorcycle adventure the trip of a lifetime.
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High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide

Author: Jeff Zurschmeide

Publisher: CarTech Inc

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Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 214

Now more than ever, Subaru fanatics have a wealth of factory and aftermarket performance upgrades at their disposal. In High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide, author Jeff Zurschmeide explains in detail the similarities and differences between the Subaru models, and describes how to modify each for performance on the street and at the track. He uses over 300 color photos to show you how to modify your Impreza, Legacy, WRX, or STI for improved acceleration, handling, braking, and style. The book provides detailed chapters explaining how to modify the intake, exhaust, turbocharger, and computer systems for more horsepower and torque--plus info on upgrading your drivetrain to handle all that power. If taking corners is your thing, you'll find chapters on the suspension, steering, chassis, brakes, and wheels and tires. A special chapter even shows you how to get started in your favorite type of racing, including examples of successful racers and their cars.
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Engineer in Your Pocket

Author: Carroll Smith

Publisher: Carroll Smith Consulting

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Category: Transportation

Page: 32

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Store all the answers in your hip pocket! This handy pocket guide written by racing professional Carroll Smith suggests realistic solutions to common race car handling problems. Formatted listing causes and possible effects, and problems and possible causes. Spiralbound, 3 1/2"x 7 3/4", 32 pgs.'
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Bike Repair Manual

Author: Chris Sidwells

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

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Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 634

Discover everything you need to know to keep your bike in peak condition. The most accessible and up-to-date bike maintenance ebook on the market, covering all types of manual bicycle - road, racing, mountain, BMX, and children's - this is the essential e-guide for cyclists of all levels. Step-by-step sequences show how to carry out bicycle repairs, from vital servicing to improving its performance. Learn how to maintain every essential area, such as brakes, drivetrain, and steering, as well as complex components, including hub gears, hydraulic brakes, and suspension. Detailed chapters range from showing how to set up your bike correctly, the must-have kit for successful repairs, to troubleshooters to help keep your bike in top form. This new edition is fully revised and updated, covering the latest bike brakes, gears and hubs, models, and the latest technology, such as GPS trackers. Featuring easy photographic tutorials and handy add-ons, such as a step locator and toolbox, DK's Bike Repair Manual makes bicycle repair simple for every bike owner. No garage or shed is complete without it.
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The Complete Bike Owner's Manual

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 257

This is the complete reference guide to bike servicing and repair, and an essential bible for every cyclist's bookshelf. Incredible CGI illustrations show you every aspect of bike repair and maintenance more clearly than ever before, whether you're a mountain biker, cycling commuter, or road racer. All major types of bicycle from the leading brands are covered - including road, racing, hybrid, mountain, and utility bikes - with detailed, practical advice to take you from symptom to solution. The Complete Bike Owner's Manual takes away the need for expensive expert advice, showing you how to service and maintain every aspect of your bicycle. Learn how to replace or repair a chain, correct sagging suspension, fit brake cables, adjust electronic shifters, and much more, with incredible up-close detail helping you to get your wheels turning again.

Popular Mechanics

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Page: 180

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
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Chilton's Ford 1968 to 1979 Repair & Tune-up Guide

Author: Chilton Book Company

Publisher: W G Nichols Pub

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Category: Transportation

Page: 297

View: 345

Explains engines and systems maintenance, tune-up, and repair procedures and operations for the designated Ford models