||An anti-roll bar is a transversely mounted link
connecting the right and left sides of the suspension. Body roll or individual wheel movement
causes the bar to twist, adding its own spring rate to that of the vehicle's springs to help
reduce body roll. Also called anti-sway or stabilizer bar.
An anti-roll bar improves vehicle stability by reducing body roll or sway, especially when
turning or maneuvering. An anti-roll bar contributes to more controlled, predictable handling
than suspension designs without one.
||The number of times the
driveshaft turns for each full turn of the axle and wheels.
||Battery Cold Cranking Amps
CCA, or Cold Cranking Amperage, is a measurement of the electrical current a fully charged
battery can deliver at 0 F ( -17.8 C) sustained for 30 seconds.
Disc brakes consist of a disc at the wheel that rotates at wheel speed,
straddled by a caliper that squeezes the disc (rotor) with friction pads to provide braking.
Disc brakes markedly reduce stopping distance and are efficient at high
temperatures to resist fade. A 4-wheel disc brake system provides the maximum
braking performance available without technological enhancements, such as ABS.
||Dual Overhead Camshafts
Two camshafts (DOHC), one operating intake valves and the other exhaust
valves, are located above the cylinders. This construction is highly
efficient, compared to the common pushrod design, and more responsive
than SOHC design. The design is very adaptable to multiple intake and
Dual overhead cam engines are very powerful and more efficient than
most pushrod engines of comparable size. Dual overhead cam engines
developed out of racing technology. They easily operate at higher RPM
and develop more horsepower than older engine designs. Twin-cam engines
are typically more responsive than single overhead cam engines.
|Limited Slip Differential:
A limited slip differential
is a mechanical device that moderates wheel spin by transmitting torque to the
driving wheel with the best traction, using a series of gears and clutches.
Its design function is to enhance dry pavement traction for improved
performance. A limited slip differential provides grip under acceleration
by preventing one or both wheels from spinning.
||Tires with Raised Black Lettering.
||Sequential Multiple-Point Injection
Whereas MPI systems
sometimes fire fuel against a closed intake valve, SMPI systems only
fire a fuel injector when the fuel can go straight into the cylinder
(when it's needed, in other words). This is the best system; it
generates the most power and the most gas mileage.
From the online FAQ For Rec.Autos.Makers.Chrysler
|Variable Valve Timing:
Variable valve timing
electronically controls valvetrain lift and duration to deliver good low
speed torque and generous horsepower at high RPM. This provides optimum
performance while balancing government mandated fuel efficiency and
Variable valve timing eliminates the performance compromise of fixed
valve timing between low-speed driveability and high-speed power. It
tailors engine breathing characteristics, on demand, for excellent
response and fuel efficiency throughout the driving range. Variable
valve technology provides an advantage over typical fixed-valve strategies
with increased specific power output, enhanced driveability, improved fuel
economy and reduced exhaust emissions.