Rally Car Racing – Subaru STI Rally Car Explained

The 2015 Subaru STI rally car build for Rally America features some unique engineering to optimize the car for rally racing. In this video we’ll be checking out rally cars and the engineering behind them, as I was invited by Subaru to check out the Oregon Trail Rally, where David Higgins and Craig Drew participated in their brand new 2015 Subaru STI rally car. I had the opportunity to speak with team engineer Jonathan Carey, who provided insight on this year’s vehicle. The vehicle is built by Vermont SportsCar. Related Videos: 2014 Subaru WRX STI - https://youtu.be/X2uUW3r8YHM 2015 Subaru WRX - https://youtu.be/dVruWDgtTPg Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained To help create more videos, check out my Patreon page! http://www.patreon.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Also on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!

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A Day In The Life – Professional YouTuber

As a professional YouTuber, I treat my precious work hours with the utmost devotion. Making cash on the internet isn't for everyone, because apparently it alters your physical appearance as quickly as being president does. Regardless, lets have a look through a typical Monday morning as the brains behind Engineering Explained. Most of my work is obviously just contracted out. For the record, all of the comments I read are real, but the rest of the video is merely my imagination at work and does not accurately represent how cumbersome delivering multiple videos a week, responding to questions, filming, editing, researching, and uploading really can be. Happy April Fools! Related Videos: Benefits Of Having Your Car Stolen - https://youtu.be/CN_LaOmV1hM Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained To help create more videos, check out my Patreon page! http://www.patreon.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!

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Why Doesn’t The Honda Civic Type R Have Torque Steer?

Here's Why The 2017 Honda Civic Type R Doesn't Have Torque Steer Honda Civic Type R Review - https://youtu.be/yc_-DIxdn0A Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 From The Honda Civic Type R Press Kit: "Front and Rear Suspension - Specially equipped with an Adaptive Damper System (see below), the Civic Type R front and rear suspension systems provide exceptional handling that puts the new model at the top of its competitive segment, which includes benchmark American, European and Japanese sport-compact competitors. In front, dual-axis struts contribute to the Type R's highly responsive steering, while also optimizing component packaging and crash performance. In back, a multi-link system provides exacting handling characteristics, while also helping maximize second-row seating and cargo space. Firmer spring and bushing rates, additional suspension camber and front steering caster, and stiffer front and rear stabilizer bars, sharpen turn-in response while minimizing body roll during cornering. The front and rear stabilizer bars are bonded to their mounting bushings and use low-friction connecting links for smoother operation. While the new Type R suspension clearly has a keen sporting edge, it doesn't come at the expense of comfort. On the road, the Type R provides an accommodating cabin environment – along with the great cargo utility you would expect from its 5-door hatchback design. Dual-Axis Strut Front Suspension The dual-axis strut front suspension was designed especially for the Type R. It features aluminum knuckles, strut forks and lower arms, and has special geometry optimized for sport handling that includes more initial negative camber for crisper turn-in, and more caster, which adds stability. Although the front track is more than 2 inches wider than that of the Hatchback LX, a ¾-inch reduction in steering axis offset (each side) greatly reduces torque steer. The lower suspension arms are aluminum, and the Type R uses a 29.0mm tubular stabilizer bar. The front spring rates are twice as stiff as those of the Civic Hatchback LX and the large diameter lightweight hollow stabilizer bar is 1.7-times stiffer. The specially tuned Adaptive Damper System (see below) helps the Type R excel on the street and track by allowing different, optimized damping curves that also adjust automatically to suit conditions while driving, based on steering input, lateral G and suspension stroke. Multi-Link Rear Suspension Specially tuned for the Type R, the multi-link rear suspension provides nimble handling in city driving, precise response for sport driving and emergency maneuvers, and the ultimate in track performance in the +R...

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Cold Air Intake vs Short Ram Intake – Explained

What's the difference between a cold air intake and a short ram air intake? What are the benefits of one over the other? Cold air intakes attempt to relocate the engine air filter outside of the engine compartment, thus pulling in cooler air and allowing for more power. Short ram air intakes are designed to have a minimal impact on air-flow restriction, and are lighter. Which is better? I'll have to put them in my Integra to find out! Related Videos: Cold Air Intakes - http://youtu.be/Hiod1c2Py70 Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained To help create more videos, check out my Patreon page! http://www.patreon.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Now on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!

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Performance Clutch – Explained

What is a performance clutch? Clutch kit? How does a performance clutch work? A performance clutch basically involves three changes over traditional organic clutches. This video features a Yonaka performance clutch kit. A performance clutch has a higher clamping force on the pressure plate (via the diaphragm spring). Performance clutches use different materials which can absorb less heat and that don't lose performance at higher temperatures. Finally, performance clutches use a "puck" design, 3 puck, 4 puck, 6 puck, which increase the pressure on the friction material, to prevent slip. Product Links: Performance Clutch Kit: http://www.yonaka.com/Yonaka_Honda_B16_B18_6_Puck_Performance_Clutch_Set_p/ympck001.htm Yonaka: http://www.yonaka.com/ Related Videos: Clutches - http://youtu.be/pJj8NvDUSFs Multi-Plate Clutches - http://youtu.be/SQvFg4WbdZ4 Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Now on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!

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Why Are 4 Valves Better Than 2? DOHC vs OHV

Why are 4 valves per cylinder better than 2 valves per cylinder? Is DOHC better than OHV? 4 valves per cylinder allows for more airflow than 2 valves per cylinder, as there is larger open area when the valves are open. Having a configuration with DOHC and four valves per cylinder means better airflow, especially at high engine speeds, resulting in better top end power. Though it is possible to run 4 valves per cylinder with a pushrod setup (OHV), it's far more common to run 2 valves due to the complication of the packaging requirements associated with a four valve setup. The main advantages of a multi-valve head is that it allows for more airflow through greater coverage, placement of the spark plug in the center of the head for better flame propagation leading to greater efficiency, and it greatly reduces valve float at higher RPM through the use of smaller, lighter valves with less reciprocating inertia. With the prevention of valve float, engines can rev higher and produce more power. The advantages of two valves per cylinder is a reduction of parts, thus saving cost and complexity. The design also tends to be better for low and mid range torque as the airflow is faster at these engine speeds as a result of a more restricted flow. Also, OHV engines allow for central placement of the camshaft within the V of V8 engines, meaning a smaller package and lower CG. Related Videos: DOHC vs SOHC vs OHV - https://youtu.be/1GZtShToroc HEMI Engine - https://youtu.be/qLns7ibeUps VTEC - https://youtu.be/G6S4D14VS7w 3 Stage VTEC - https://youtu.be/Ol3nWQbatrQ Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA To help create more videos, check out my Patreon page! http://www.patreon.com/engineeringexplained NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!

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Open vs Locked Differential – Explained

What is the difference between an open differential and a locked differential? For information on how differentials work, I recommend the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv0jYDWp0ZA A look into open differential, and locked differentials. The difference between each and what they mean. It should be noted that some open differentials have locking mechanisms, so that they can act as locked differentials when needed. Open vs. Locked - The Physics Explained: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HOa0aRZYpw&list=SP2ir4svMoaYim-RSNWEh-aIfdcM6plSly If you don't believe me about the 50:50 torque split with an open diff, read the first sentence of this link: http://auto.howstuffworks.com/differential3.htm Still don't believe it? Read this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locking_differential Here's a quote from the above article: "An open (or unlocked) differential always provides the same torque (rotational force) to each of the two wheels, on that axle. So although the wheels can rotate at different speeds, they apply the same rotational force, even if one is entirely stationary, and the other spinning. (Equal torque, unequal rotational speed)." I know it's not entirely intuitive, but these are the facts. Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, enter for Car of the Month, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEDNESDAY!

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