What Is a Hemi Engine?Last Updated February 5, 2020 | Alison Smith
With roots dating back to the early 1950’s, Chrysler’s Hemi engine is known for being a powerhouse. But what is a Hemi engine, exactly? A Hemi engine is an engine with a hemispherical cylinder head, hence the name. Along with the shape of the cylinder head, the top of the pistons are also dome-shaped in order to fit properly within the cylinder head. Although Hemi engine designs had been used in internal combustion engines before, it was Chrysler who revolutionized the Hemi.
Autonomous vehicles, also known as driverless cars or self-driving vehicles, are basically exactly what they sound like. An autonomous vehicle is a vehicle that is self-driven, capable of making independent decisions based on certain driving conditions or situations. While there are different levels of autonomous vehicles, as technology continues to progress we only get closer to the development of a fully autonomous automobile. Several different companies are involved in self-driving car technology including Ford, GM, and Daimler.
If you know anything about diesel engines, then you’ve probably heard the names Cummins, Power Stroke, and Duramax at some point. While Ram trucks are known for the Cummins engine, Ford’s diesel equivalent is the Power Stroke while Chevy has the Duramax. But what are the similarities and differences between the Cummins vs Powerstroke vs Duramax? Check out how these three diesel engines have evolved over the years.
A differential is a critical component of every vehicle, but what exactly is a locking differential? While similar to a standard, or open, differential, a diff lock allows equal amounts of torque to reach both wheels at the same time rather than spin at different speeds. Locking differentials are great for off-roading, especially in tricky situations where you may need a little extra traction.
Sway bars, often referred to as stabilizer bars or anti-roll bars, are featured in many vehicles to help prevent vehicle body roll and lean, especially when cornering. Sway bars are attached to the chassis, helping connect both the right side and left side in order to stabilize the vehicle while still permitting each side’s suspension to move on its own. While sway bars are great for certain driving applications such as on the track or on the trail, the purpose that each sway bar serves will be quite different depending on the scenario. Let’s look at Jeep sway bars and how they improve performance off-roading and on the street.