How to Build a Winning Drag Race Chassis and SuspensionHP1462

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Penguin, Mar 6, 2007 - Transportation - 160 pages
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A guide to setting up your car for maximum handling performance on the street or strip.

This instructional handbook shows readers how to set up their street machine chassis for high performance street or amateur drag strip racing. Not only are chassis and suspension the most popular types of modification, but their technology is constantly evolving. It offers the latest techniques for maximizing car performance on streets and strips. This definitive guide includes in-depth sections on chassis fabrication, rear axle selection and setup, rear and front suspension, shocks and springs, brakes, steering, and wheels and tires.
 

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Contents

PLANNING YOUR CHASSIS BUILDUP
1
BASIC CHASSIS DESIGN AND FABRICATION
14
REAR AXLE CONSIDERATIONS
33
REAR SUSPENSION
45
FRONT SUSPENSION
63
SPRINGS AND SHOCKS
75
DRAG RACING BRAKES
89
DRAG RACING WHEELS
110
DRAG RACING SAFETY EQUIPMENT
127
MISCELLANEOUS CHASSIS DETAILS
141
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Wayne Scraba has a diverse background in both writing and motorsports. He has toiled as a magazine editor, a technical editor, and a freelance magazine contributor and has authored five automotive books. His work has appeared in more than 60 high-performance automotive, motorcycle, and aviation magazines worldwide. His background includes operation of his own speed shop, fabrication of race cars, assembly of street rods, hot rod motorcycle builds, and muscle car restoration. Wayne lives to build custom parts following good construction and mechanical practices.

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