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Physics

Horsepower and Torque

Horsepower and Torque

An article that shows how a vehicle's horsepower and torque figures affect its ability to accelerate.

This article is rated 86% by 2113 visitors.
Comparing Power Curves

Comparing Power Curves

A short article showing how to compare the power curves of two engines with different rev ranges.

This article is rated 86% by 152 visitors.
Aerodynamic Drag

Aerodynamic Drag

An article showing how aerodynamic drag acts on a vehicle and the effect that it has on performance.

This article is rated 82% by 449 visitors.

Engines

Making Power

Making Power

An article showing how a piston engine makes usable power from burning fuel and air in the cylinders.

This article is rated 81% by 176 visitors.
V8 Engines

V8 Engines

An article which looks at V8 engines.

This article is rated 85% by 1205 visitors.

Drivetrain

Transmissions

Transmissions

An article which looks at how the transmission in a vehicle affects its performance.

This article is rated 83% by 143 visitors.
Gearing for Mileage

Gearing for Mileage

An article that shows how to choose a final drive ratio for good highway gas mileage.

This article is rated 89% by 61 visitors.

Suspension

Cutting Springs

Cutting Springs

An article that shows the negative effects of cutting the springs to lower a car.

This article is rated 80% by 458 visitors.
Four-Link Suspension Compliance

Four-Link Suspension Compliance

An article that details why each link in a 4-link live axle suspension system must have torsional compliance for proper articulation.

This article is rated 84% by 15 visitors.

Tools

Speed Calculator

Speed Calculator

This is an online program that will take input about a vehicle and output acceleration rates, along with some other useful data. Great for seeing the effects of engine, driveline, or aerodynamic modifications.

This article is rated 85% by 62 visitors.

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