Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Choosing the right Bike Rack

Video on how to get the right Bike racks

The bike racks, one of the most very important and economical add-ons to trucks and pickups. This exceptional accessory for trucks has the capacity to carry and transfer different things from one place to another without a sweat....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Bias Truck Tires versus Radial Off-Road Tires

Any driver will tell you that radial truck tires have innumerable advantages over bias ply truck tires. In fact, the tire industry has almost completely abandoned manufacturing bias truck tires, save for a few exceptions. Yet despite that bias truck tires come attached with a number of disadvantages, they still have their advantages when it comes to offroad conditions.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Hydrogen Super Car: RMC Scorpion

Here is the RMC Scorpion supercar, created by Ronn Motor Company. This car uses a revolutionary gas fuel injection system that mixes hydrogen with petrol and injects it into the air-intake manifold. Then hydrogen comes from the water stored into an on-board 1.5 gallon tank. It means that it has better performance and less fuel consumption. Ronn Motor Company has announced two versions of the Scorpion, one powered by a 300 hp 3.5 liter Honda V6 returning 40 mpg and the other one powered by a twin-turbocharged HX version of the same engine, which delivers 450 hp, goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and goes over 200 mph. The RMC Scorpion will be available next year...

More interesting stories about RMC Scorpion Supercar

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Are You Ready for Taller Off-road Truck Tires?

Buying a set of taller off-road tires for your 4x4 is like making a marriage work; it involves sometimes drastic changes, sacrifices, and commitment, along with constant care and maintenance. On the other hand, at least you won't have to remember anniversaries.

The first thing to keep in mind is that upgrading to taller truck tires means upgrading a number of other truck parts in your vehicle as well. Additional inches of vehicle clearance are needed for the truck tires to fit without rubbing against the vehicle fenders. Truck parts like a suspension lift, body lift, or a combination of both can provide those additional inches. For off-road purposes, a suspension lift is preferable for the increase in wheel travel ability, whereas a body lift simply allows for the fitment of larger offroad tires without any offroad performance enhancements.

Larger truck tires also mean that your vehicle will be working harder to tote additional weight, which can result in significant strain to your axles and shocks, and also alters the gear ratio set by the manufacturer.

To compensate for these changes, new ring and pinion gears and performance shocks (many complete lift kits typically include shocks) are strongly recommended. To counteract the additional weight and loss in performance, custom intakes, exhausts, computer chips, or any other performance-enhancing truck parts are also advised.