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Old 14th June 2012, 09:05   #76
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Default Re: Queries on ground clearance

Originally Posted by sumannandy View Post
Innova has a ground clearance of 170 mms, same as Ritz, and less than beat(175mm), .. Does that mean that Ritz and Beat are as efficient (or better) than Innova in bad roads (Rohtang pass types) or there is more to this story?.
What is the wheel base ? GC is just one dimension to this. WB, track measurements will also affect things.

The old Sumo has only about 170mm of GC. Does it make it bad ?
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What is the quote GC figure. The height of the lowest part of the car above the ground. In fwd cars this point is almost invariably the steering linkage between the wheels. This will ride up and down with the wheel and is thus irrelevant. As mentioned by condor other parameters,like wheel base, softness of the springs, etc. have a greater role.
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Default Re: Optimum ground clearance of a Car? & how it is measured...

Recently I did some math modeling of ground clearance and wheelbase and came up with a figure of merit that one can consider when comparing vehicles, especially as regards to their underbody's likelyhood of scraping speed-breakers. I would like to publish it somewhere in India. Any idea what would be a good technical semi-technical place where I can publish it. Which magazine/journal?

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