Race Car Design Tips and Information - Chassis The following tips and information focus on how to optimize a race car chassis, specifically the spaceframe-type chassis. Depending on class rules, these suggestions may or may not be valid. Always check your regulations. How Car Suspensions Work" Photo courtesy Honda Motor Co., Ltd.Double-wishbone suspension on Honda Accord 2005 Coupe. When people think of automobile performance, they normally think of horsepower, torque and zero-to-60 acceleration. But all of the power generated by a piston engine is useless if the driver can't control the car.
Front Suspensions" So far, our discussions have focused on how springs and dampers function on any given wheel. But the four wheels of a car work together in two independent systems -- the two wheels connected by the front axle and the two wheels connected by the rear axle. That means that a car can and usually does have a different type of suspension on the front and back. Race Car Design Information, techniques Now that you have studied and understood, it is time to consider the way to approach the designing of a car. Firstly, the design process for a race car is linear, that is, each step is followed in succession. However, being as there are a million different ways to build things, the designer is quite often forced to consider other components which relate to the area being designed. For example, when designing the suspension of a car, you inadvertently affect the structural shape of the car's chassis in and around where the suspension will mount. Therefore, it is wise to construct the suspension first, keeping in mind the requirements of the things the suspension affects. Secondly, the design process demands a fair bit of estimation and compromise.
How Car Steering Works" There are a couple of key components in power steering in addition to the rack-and-pinion or recirculating-ball mechanism. Pump The hydraulic power for the steering is provided by a rotary-vane pump (see diagram below). Idle Air Volume Learning 2000-2001 - Maxima Forums Quote: No need to search, Yayomax saved the day (and plenty of my $) by posting this procedure, which DID work for my 00 GLE. Prior to performing this procedure, my idle was around 900 to 1K after replacing MAF sensor. The only thing I did differently from Yayomax was to drive the car for a while after the learn procedure, which seemed to make the correct RPM settings stick. Like Yayomax, I saw that the correct RPM settings had reverted to their previously high RPM's after restarting the engine. I tried the relearn procedure posted elsewhere in this forum (the one that calls for depressing and releasing the accelerator pedal 5 times, etc.) and could never get the SES light to blink as described.
How Car Steering Works" Recirculating-ball steering is used on many trucks and SUVs today. The linkage that turns the wheels is slightly different than on a rack-and-pinion system. The recirculating-ball steering gear contains a worm gear. You can image the gear in two parts.
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