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what is a CV?

yeah im a noob.
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cv such as a cv shaft is what powers your front wheel drive vehicals, its a pole, with a joint in the middle that will allow the pole to bend and stuff so that the wheel will turn. the cv shaft is found on most? all? front wheel drive cars, and 4x4 vehivals, is that bar that extends from the engine compartment out to your wheel, and has a rubber boot in the middle.. like this crude driawing:

==={{boot}}===||wheel
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Awesome - thanks! What does "CV" stand for? just curious......
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i dunno
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Awesome - thanks! What does "CV" stand for? just curious......
CV = Constant velocity. A CV joint transmits power through a variety of angles without a change in rotational velocity between the input and output.

Ordinary Spicer-type universal joints don't always transmit at a constant velocity - the greater the angle, the worse the variation in rotational velocity becomes.

CV joints are commonly used in the front axles of FWD and certain 4WD vehicles and may also be found in IRS systems. They are more expensive than Spicer joints but work better at greater angles with less binding and vibration.

Rangers use Spicer-type U-joints at both ends of the rear drive shaft.

98+ 4x4 Rangers use CV joints in the front half shafts.


One type of CV universal joint:




Spicer-type universal joints:

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Hate to ask a question about the well written answer, but:

IRS Systems?

What's that? A typo from IFS (independant front suspension)?
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Hate to ask a question about the well written answer, but:

IRS Systems?

What's that? A typo from IFS (independant front suspension)?
Independant rear suspension, like the newer Explorers, Escapes, CRVs, etc.
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Independant rear suspension, like the newer Explorers, Escapes, CRVs, etc.
ya and the "off road capable with great flex" new ridgeline
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ya and the "off road capable with great flex" new ridgeline

Hey wasn't it Motor Trend's truck of the year......yeah... ...maybe they should stick with "cars"!
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Hey wasn't it Motor Trend's truck of the year......yeah... ...maybe they should stick with "cars"!
yeah but MT TOTY doesnt mena its the best truck out there. it means its what they think is best of all the NEWLY DESIGNED trucks.so unless its new or majorly rehauled in design, its not even in the race...
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Gil is correct.

Truck of the Year, as Motor Trend defines it, is chosen based on 3 criteria:

exceptional value;
superiority in its class;
the most significant development on the new-truck scene.

The kicker is that ONLY new or substantially revised truck models are even eligible for the award. So, in reality, TotY usually comes down to an award for the truck that has, in the opinion of the Motor Trend staff, the most interesting new design features in that particular year.


MT Truck of the Year is not the same as Best Truck of the Year.



Prior year TotY awardees:

2005 Toyota Tacoma
2004 Ford F-150
2003 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
2001 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty
2000 Toyota Tundra
1999 Chevrolet Silverado
1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
1997 Ford F-150
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe
1995 Chevrolet Blazer
1994 Dodge Ram
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1992 Ford Chateau Club Wagon Van
1991 Mazda Navajo
1990 Ford Aerostar
1989 Toyota Xtracab SR5
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yeah but MT TOTY doesnt mena its the best truck out there. it means its what they think is best of all the NEWLY DESIGNED trucks.so unless its new or majorly rehauled in design, its not even in the race...
OK, but what about that truck warrants any kind of award? Maybe for the "yuppie" truck owner, but if you ask most real truck people they would say the technology on that thing is working backwards, not forwards for trucks!....but the masses have spoken.....
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OK, but what about that truck warrants any kind of award? Maybe for the "yuppie" truck owner, but if you ask most real truck people they would say the technology on that thing is working backwards, not forwards for trucks!....but the masses have spoken.....
yeah i agree its kinda BS, and i dont even remember what was against it that year, but im sure it had some crap to do with being "honda's new truck!!!" and just being somewhat "different". kinda like they are trying to start the bandwagon on purpose, but only for the purpose of starting it....

the sad thing is that the majority of buyers wouldnt know the advantages to the suspensions if the dealer told em it came in gold on the "premium" package...
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I got to drive my bosses new Ridgeline 4wd (3,000 miles on the odometer) the other day. It's like my moms car. I can barely hear it running and it feels just like a car, but it looks like a truck. It's ghey but oh well it's a Honda what do u expect...
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Better not be knockin' the Ridgelines, ours turned out well and has run two Bajas since the build, with schedules to run upcoming races as well.

http://putfile.com/prerunace

TemperMental Fabrication built, by myself, Alon Mahller (Alon on this site), Jason LaFortune (shop owner/fabricator), Jason Rivera(fabricator), and Gavin Skilton (one of the many big names in the industry).

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Better not be knockin' the Ridgelines, ours turned out well and has run two Bajas since the build, with schedules to run upcoming races as well.

http://putfile.com/prerunace

TemperMental Fabrication built, by myself, Alon Mahller (Alon on this site), Jason LaFortune (shop owner/fabricator), Jason Rivera(fabricator), and Gavin Skilton (one of the many big names in the industry).
ridgelines are ghey.

i knew youde jump in. i doubt your ridgeline is even a ridgeline anymore...
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