Chassis Engineering

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Penguin, 1993 - Sports & Recreation - 133 pages
In most forms of racing, cornering speed is the key to winning. On the street, precise and predictable handling is the key to high performance driving. However, the art and science of engineering a chassis can be difficult to comprehend, let alone apply. Chassis Engineering explains the complex principles of suspension geometry and chassis design in terms the novice can easily understand and apply to any project. Hundreds of photos and illustrations illustrate what it takes to design, build, and tune the ultimate chassis for maximum cornering power on and off the track.
 

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Excellent resources for the doityourselfer. The only resource I have found that gives you the precise calculations to configure your own suspension. Many books or magazine articles allude to this but only this gives you the info you really need. Read full review

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Great book lots of good straight forward knowledge

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Contents

TIRE CHARACTERISTICS
1
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION DYNAMICS
6
ROLL ANGLE ROLL FORCE DISTRIBUTION
13
BUSHINGS DEFLECTIONS
19
SPRINGS SHOCKS
25
TYPES OF FRONT SUSPENSION
37
FRONT SUSPENSION DESIGN
43
BUILDING A FRONT SUSPENSION
55
INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION DESIGN
73
BUILDING REAR SUSPENSIONS
79
FRAME DESIGN
85
BUILDING A FRAME
94
AERODYNAMIC DOWNFORCE
98
ROTATING INERTIA
106
VEHICLE TESTING TUNING
110
INDEX
126

LIVE AXLE REAR SUSPENSION DESIGN
60

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Herb Adams is the author of Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for High Performance Handling.

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