THE EFFECTS OF VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS

There are a considerable number of automobiles on the streets which have been modified by their owners. The most visible of these modifications are the raising of the rear of the vehicle and the fitting of wider than normal rear tires. The larger tires are fitted for their greater accelerative force transmission capabilities, and possibly a greater factor, they are fitted to achieve the look of a drag-racing vehicle. The fitting of wider tires is often accompanied by the raising of the rear of the vehicle. This paper presents a discussion of the reasons and methods for these modifications as applied to competition cars, as well as pointing out some of the ramifications when they are applied to street vehicles. /RTAC/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Donally, R A
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73003V
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM