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Fun Facts about Your Car Brake Caliper’s Placement (Part 2)

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In this section, let’s take a look at one factor that determines the location of your car’s brake calipers.

First, we look at the front wheels. You may find many front-wheel-drive cars have their front brake calipers in front of the axle, that is because for FWD layout, the engine is usually transversely placed in front of the axle. With such layout, the steering arm can not be placed in front of the axle because the transversely placed engine acts like a wall to block the passage of the steering shaft. Therefore, the steering arm can only be located after the axle, which means there is no place left for the brake system at the same location...

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2015 Nissan Altima Pricing Announced

Summer is the season that auto maker rolling out next model year cars. Today not only Audi announced its 2015 A8 pricing, but also Nissan released its hot selling Altima’s 2015 model price.

Below is the detail numbers:

Altima Sedan 2.5 – $22,300
Altima Sedan 2.5 S – $22,560
Altima Sedan 2.5 SV – $24,720
Altima Sedan 2.5 SL – $28,150
Altima Sedan 3.5 S – $26,450
Altima Sedan 3.5 SV – $29,830
Altima Sedan 3.5 SL – $31,950
Destination and Handling: $810


Generally speaking the 2015 models has price increase compared to the 2014 one. The 2.5 4-cylinder models are having a $100 – $200 increase; while some 3.5L V6 models gets a price hike in the range of $1,000 (the 3...

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Actually How Many People Lease Their Cars?

We always hear the idea of leasing cars, or maybe you are already leasing a car at this moment. There are also debates whether leasing or purchasing saves you more money. There is no absolute answer for this question because the final cost depends heavily on your income/expense/tax situations, therefore it is case by case.

In US, since you do not own the title of the leased car (the leasing company that owns the tile), this is classified as an operating lease...

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Nissan’s New Engine Technology: Mirror Bore Coating

For most non-luxury car engines, each of its cylinder bores needs a cast iron liner to resist the heat and friction generated by the moving piston rings; on some luxury car and sports car, composite material spray (a.k.a thermal spray) techniques are used. For example Nissan GT-R’s engine, the inside the aluminum bore surface is treated with a layer of spraying molten iron, therefore no liner is required, which saves weight and provides better heat conduction.

Because the sprayed metal layer is extremely smooth, it raises energy efficiency by reducing the friction inside the engine. However, the benefit comes with cost...

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New Car Information: 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo

Today Nissan announced the 2015 370Z Nismo in its ZDAYS event in North Carolina.

For those who does not want to go over the lengthy official press release, below are some super concentrated information.

New for 2015 Nismo model:

– 7-speed automatic transmission as an available option.

Key difference between the Nismo model and the standard 370Z:

– Upgraded engine to produce 350hp and 276 lb-ft of torque;
– Nismo-tuned suspension;
– Different exterior design (with special dual exhaust appearance)

2015 NISMO 370Z

2015 NISMO 370Z

Following is the press release


• Refined 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO makes global debut today at an...

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