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It depends vehicle specs, road conditions and driving habits. Shock absorbers are not carry the weight of the car, they are basically dampers. They restrict the amount of movement. In case of bump they compress and allow certain amount of resistance to slow down the movement. In rebound, basically the same function. So, without them, related wheel tend to ...


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I guess it is not a general rule that tires are lose some pressure every month. Temperature changes creates pressure difference most of the time. Every 5.6 degree Celsius (10 F) equals 1 PSI. So, 32 PSI at hot summer day easily becomes 30 PSI when its get colder vice versa.. Note: Consider the temperature of the tire itself, ie. check them when they ...


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A simple way to check that the compressor is working would be to try it out on your spare tire first. If you have one.


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The car does not have ABS, air-bag, only some have head rest and seatbelt. So, is there a way to workaround these limitations since they make the car not very safe? The easiest thing to do is not buy the car in the first place if you are worried about these items. There are a few aftermarket options for ABS, but most of those do not work very well. ...


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According to a couple of sources I read, the substance in the air bags is either cornstarch or talcum powder. How Stuff Works says: The powdery substance released from the airbag, by the way, is regular cornstarch or talcum powder, which is used by the airbag manufacturers to keep the bags pliable and lubricated while they're in storage. NOTE: The ...


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Assuming you don't do anything really stupid the worst case scenario is the bumper of the dead vehicle riding up over the bumper of the push vehicle. I have have broken more than one grill doing this. But the grill is not the big issue, you also have the radiator and other fragile parts just behind the grill. If you are hanging around the same crowd I did ...


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The best option I have seen is to put an old tire (without a rim) between the cars. The tire is flexible and provides a large surface area to minimize the possibility of dents and scratches. That said, many, many cars these days are just not pushable or capable of pushing. Many "bumpers" are for looks only and won't stand up to any real force without ...


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It's Flüsterasphalt (literaly whisper asphalt) @DucatiKiller has already given a nice answer about a concrete version of this, however, this is really asphalt and is also processed more or less like standard asphalt (Lots of heat etc.). The one and only reason why this is used here in Germany is to reduce the noise of the wheels on the road, and it really ...


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Although I am unsure of the material that is being used for the roadway in your photos it appears similar to Topmix Permeable concrete You asked Can anyone explain how new pavements achieve this remarkable performance at eliminating splashing? Response Topmix Permeable concrete is simply a very porous concrete interlaced with large rounded pebbles. ...


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I cannot know for sure, but the new pavement may be more permeable than the old, allowing water to quickly drain directly through the roadway, rather than collecting on the surface and having to run off the sides. See this video for a demonstration



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