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Jul 4, 2009
Bruno Silva
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What are Strut Bars and Anti Sway Bars? Improve Handling & Reduce Body Roll of Your Car

One of the most common upgrades for a car undergoing modification is the installation of an aftermarket mounting strut bar that is used to join the opposite strut towers as one single yet solid unit. It actually reduces the resistance or inertia that both the opposite strut towers might have in them while they are brought together.

The strut tower bars are made to resist the flexing in the strut towers that happens while the car is turning. The strut tower bars work by distributing the pressure applied on only a single tower equally on both the towers. This balancing act keeps the wheels of the car in the desired normal position, as well as no traction is lost.

Strut Bars What are Strut Bars and Anti Sway Bars? Improve Handling & Reduce Body Roll of Your Car

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Jul 4, 2009
Bruno Silva
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What are Performance Air Filters? Increase Horsepower and Acceleration of Your Car

The performance air filters available in the market these days provide a protection cover to the engines and thus enhance its performance. With a superior pleat design in place, the highly efficient filter media along with the plasticol seals make the performance air filters an environmentally friendly equipment to install in a car. Apart from the regular attributes, some other performance air filters are even helpful in increasing the horsepower of the car thus leading to faster acceleration as well as have a stronger and safer seal.

Cabin air filters and Combustion air filters are the two most common types of filters that are used in cars.

Performance Air Filter What are Performance Air Filters? Increase Horsepower and Acceleration of Your Car

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Jul 2, 2009
Bruno Silva
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What is Spring Rate? Adjust Your Car Spring Rate

The amount of force required to compress a spring is known as the spring rate. The measurement unit of this force is either kilograms per centimeter or pounds per inch.

For instance, a spring has a linear spring rate of 300 pounds per inch then it means that for every inch that spring is compressed it would take 300 pounds of pressure to do so. The progressive non-linear spring rate is a different thing as in this the amount of pressure exerted increases exponentially every time. Take for example where to compress a spring by an inch every time, the amount of force exerted are 300 pounds, 650 pounds and 1050 pounds respectively. Thus, is shows that in case of the liner spring rate the total force required to compress the spring by 3 inches would be just 900 pounds, which is a linear progression.

coil spring What is Spring Rate? Adjust Your Car Spring Rate

A suspension is a system of shock absorbers, strings and other linking parts that connect the wheel of the vehicle with its body. A suspension system performs two functions as in by serving to the smooth and safe driving pleasure with improved handling and braking system. It also cuts out the noise and the vibrations generated due to uneven roads thus making the passengers comfortable.

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Jul 2, 2009
Bruno Silva
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What are Torsion Bars?

Torsion bars are the springs that make up the suspension system of a vehicle. These are also called as torsion spring suspension or torsion beam suspension. The torsion bar spring has the property to revert back to its original shape and position when it is distorted by any kind of pressure. At its one end the torsion bar is fixed to the vehicle chassis and on its opposite end, the long torsion bar is fixed to the axle of the suspension arm. The torsion resistance of the bar neutralizes the vertical motions caused due to the movement of the wheels. The spring action is provided by the lengthwise twisting of the torsion bar due to the flexibility of the tube or steel bar. The diameter, length and the material of the torsion bar determine the spring rate.

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Jul 2, 2009
Bruno Silva

What are Exhaust Systems? Car Exhaust System

The system that helps eject out the residual particles and the burnt gases from the internal combustion engine of the car through a network of exhaust pipes is called Exhaust system. The chief usability of the whole system is in reduction of the pollutant content of the exhaust gases generated in the combustion engine. The leftover exhaust gas is vented out from an opening in the vehicle at some suitable point. During the whole discharge process, the engine power has to be as low as possible.

Talking about a conventional exhaust system of a car, it has three major parts: Catalytic converter, mufflers and the exhaust pipes.

exhaust What are Exhaust Systems? Car Exhaust System

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