axle ratio

axle ratio

[′ak·səl ′rā·shō]
(mechanical engineering)
In an automotive vehicle, the ratio of the speed in revolutions per minute of the drive shaft to that of the drive wheels.
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21 rear axle ratio, 730-amp maintenance-free battery, black grille and black steel bumpers, cargo bed lamp, front and rear Frequency Response Damping (FRD) shock absorbers, rear view camera, tilt and telescoping steering column, halogen headlamps, locking tailgate, power door locks, power windows, remote keyless entry and a theft-deterrent system.
The examples of the issues include the cases with unique vehicle configuration, such as high or very low axle ratio, and the case when the transmissions down shift during the cruise cycle that causes one of independent variables of the cycle average map, such as average engine speed over vehicle speed, to overlap.
The new low reduction gears not only improve performance in off-road, heavy haul and construction applications, they enable as well the use of a faster rear axle ratio to improve on-road fuel economy while maintaining startability.
The combination of highly efficient diesel engines, the optimised powertrain, a longer axle ratio, improved ancillary components, and the BlueEFFICIENCY PLUS efficiency package has reduced fuel consumption to a minimum of 44.
The vehicle employs new directions to the brand's design language like a generous dash to axle ratio, low bonnet, sleek silhouette and glass roof.
0-Litre, a powerful engine and high axle ratio, the 30-98 became renowned as a high-performance car that could swallow long distances with ease.
All-wheel drive, with a rear:front axle ratio of 60:40, is standard on all models but can split the power between the axles when necessary.
06 axle ratio, performance engine and transmission calibration and high-speed engine controller.
The new two-door Wrangler and four-door Wrangler Unlimited now come with a number of colour, trim and engine combinations plus extras including a special axle ratio for rock crawling, electronic front sway bar disconnect and an electronic locking rear axle.
Almost as clean and thrifty as a Citroen C1, the world's greenest 3-Series has a modified engine, higher rear axle ratio, dual mass flywheel, regen brakes and Michelin Energy Saver tyres.
7 CDTi drivetrain by fitting a taller axle ratio, optimising the engine management system and reducing the engine's idle speed.
Gearbox spacing is also the same but the rear axle ratio is a little shorter, which will have a positive effect on acceleration.