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Wheel and Tire Performance Handbook (Motorbooks Workshop)by Richard Newton
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Whether styling on the street, racing on the track, or mudding off road, wheels and tires can make all the difference between a great ride or an exercise in frustration. Because, let’s face it: your car or truck’s performance potential is determined where the rubber meets the road..
Wheel and Tire Performance Handbook is your comprehensive source for sorting out the wide variety of options available for today’s enthusiast. Author Richard Newton provides everything you need to know about how wheels and tires work together to affect performance, and gives helpful advice on selecting the perfect combination for your car or truck. Looking to go four-wheeling? Autocrossing? Customizing for the street? From off-road to racing to show vehicles, Wheel and Tire Performance Handbook answers all your questions. It’s the ultimate source of wheel and tire information for your car or truck!
A comprehensive source for wheel and tire information for every kind of vehicle—for appearance, performance, or simple maintenance.
This book is a comprehensive source for wheel and tire information. Whether you want to know how your wheels and tires actually work and how they affect vehicle performance, or whether you just need advice on what best suits your vehicle, this book provides what you’re looking for. It covers cars and trucks for daily use, competition, and show, and includes information on vehicle dynamics, tire and wheel construction and materials, use and maintenance.
Drivers buy more wheels and tires for their cars and trucks than any other aftermarket accessory. This book is a comprehensive source for wheel and tire information. Whether you want to know how your wheels and tires actually work and how they affect vehicle performance, or whether you just need advice as to what best suits your vehicle, this book provides the information you are looking for.
This book covers daily use and competition cars and trucks, including off-road, circle track, drag, autocross, rally, and show vehicles.
Beginning with a chapter on vehicle dynamics, with explanations of center of gravity, slip angle, yaw, roll, and pitch. Author Richard Newton then moves on to general information about tires and wheels--from materials and construction to use and maintenance. He also explores how this general information applies to specific types of vehicles, using pertinent examples throughout.
About the Author
Richard Newton is an ASE-certified Master Technician who spent 15 years in the automotive service industry before becoming an automotive magazine editor and freelance writer. He has written five books to date, including Corvette C5 Performance Projects, 101 Projects for Your Corvette, Ultimate Garage Handbook, and Autocross Performance Handbook. He currently resides in
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