Moment of Inertia The Moment of Inertia of a non-point object is calculated by the formula: I = k x R2 x M (measured in kg m²) Where: M is the mass R is the radius of the object from the center of mass k is a dimensionless constant called the inertia constant that varies with the geometry of the object in consideration. For example k = 1 for a thin-walled cylinder around its center or k = ½ for a solid disc around its center. Decreased Weight The advantage of decreased weight is that you will achieve an incremental improvement in your vehicles power to weight ratio. The smaller diameter clutch is lighter even though an intermediate plate and...
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SUPERIOR ENGINEERING EXPLAINS HOW TO FIND OUT WHEN YOU SHOULD USE COIL OR STRUT SPACERS AND WHICH ONES YOU SHOULD BE USING! So why use coil spacers? Coil spacers are ideal for those who want a moderate increase in lift height, while maintaining near factory ride & handling for the least amount of money. They are also a great idea if you are looking to raise the height of your 4WD, but want to be sure about the extra height before plunging into the cost of a full suspension kit. For those of us with coil sprung solid axle vehicles the addition of a coil spring spacer can provide many benefits, such as compensating for uneven load distribution, spring settling and sagging. By simply...
Ford F259 Service required as the family has just moved interstate. On his way home from another run at work as a truck driver. F250 owner found it was time to find a new service provider in Queensland after making the move across the border. The owner has serviced most of his fleet his life and it was interesting listening to what his views are on servicing. Ford F250 Service Firstly what did the Ford F250 Service entail? Customer Concern Ford F250 just moved to Queensland, looking for a long term mechanic. May need a dyno tune as has not been tuned in some time and a service. Reason for tune is it is just not running as well as it...
4x4 Clutch Fail, replacement and why it occurs. The 4x4 clutch is one of the highest wearing components of a 4x4. Standard 4x4 on asphalt roads will eventually find the clutch to wear and experience slip. Top 6 Reasons 4x4 clutch fail Drive style While the way you drive and the outcome on the 4x4 clutch fail will be unintentional it does occur. The most heavy duty clutch can and will fail if due to driving style. Overworking and deliberately slipping the 4x4 clutch as a way to control the vehicle speed and or wheel sping, exaggerated when off road will increase the rate of 4x4 clutch fail. Larger tyres Bigger tyres without re-gearing the diff and or transfer case will add...
I got bogged on Inskip, if you have not come across the facebook page take a look. 165,373 people like the facebook page and Im sure we see it so often as inskip beach is so local to us. If you live in Perth or Sydney there has to be a location near you that reflects this page. If you're not a Facebook follower the above clip shows a Nissan Patrol attempting to recover the dual cab out of the bog. Unfortunately not using a rated recovery point the bar is pulled clear off the dual cab. The video is amazing with the Nissan Patrol driver having a good laugh at maybe the luck of the situation. In all honesty, while his...
Undetonated ZD30 DI BMW, why? Statements like grenade, ticking time bomb, the downfall of the Nissan Patrol. Peoples first question when they figure out there is a Un detonated ZD30 Direct injection engine in our BMW is Why. Well, simply why not? Undetonated ZD30 DI BMW Beginnings Initially converted as a fun talking point for the annual Patrol4x4.com show and shine August 2017. The ZD30 direct injection engine that we transplanted into the BMW was a personal test to see how far we could take the grenade engine. Many out there have a passion to hate the ZD30 DI there are many that love them. The aim was to see just how far we could take the ZD30 ourselves without putting...
Mazda 6 Service and Power Curve Performance are not two things people often associate. The Mazda 6 Service belongs to the wife of the owner of two cars we care for you may know. Looking back through our blogs the Plymouth Duster and grocery getter Chrysler are regular vehicles in the workshop. The owner a local business owner here in Nambour. They have owned the Mazda 6 for 6 months and its ready for a service. All in all John is as well attuned to buying a good car as making a diamond ring. This Mazda 6 looks to be well serviced and cared for. John is very busy at this point in time and an unreliable care is not on the cards. Often hard but...
Gavins clutch was on its way out, looking at the vehicle we can see why. This black HSV Ute is immaculate and looks like it might be a little bit of FUN! A performance level clutch is required for the package the VE is putting out and the Mantic 9000 Series is a great fit. With the job complete and a few days out the door I chatted with Gavin today for some feedback and to insure he his happy with the choice. Great feedback for the Mantic 9000 Series. Gavin told me the clutch grabs very nicely and has a very near to standard pedal feel. It is noticeably a performance clutch the feel is very good though. Gavin highly...
Why? The correct measurement of your shock absorbers is important to allow full flex of your vehicle and to reduce damage and wear to the shocks. HOW TO GET THE BEST RESULTS? In order to get the proper lengths for your shock absorber, it is vital that you flex your vehicle to maximum articulation, which will require the removal of the factory shocks. PHASE ONE: MEASURE THE VEHICLE Step 1 Remove the shock absorbers from your four wheel drive vehicle. Step 2 Flex up the vehicle to achieve maximum articulation. This will provide one side of the vehicle with full compression and allow the opposite side of the vehicle to reach the full extended height. Hot Tip: If you do...
2004 ZD30Di in for some 30+ injectors, already fitted with a upgraded turbo but was still limiting the full potential of the injectors, awesome improvement from just a tune, with a lot of potential for improvement!! Customer Concern: 2004 ZD30D having 30+ injectors, turbo upgrade and chip the goal was to remove limp mode and improve power. Power Curve Performance Resolution DI Zd30 30+ injectors With the DI Zd30 30+ injectors already in the vehicle it was established that the injectors that had been made for the vehicle did not give the desired result. Unfortunately the customer had to return North for work. Taking our time to track down the orientation or the original DI Zd30 30+ injectors we spent hours with...