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Do-It-Yourself High Performance Car Mods: Rule the Streets by Matt Cramer

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Gearhead Glossary

The way car people talk can confuse an outsider. Some of the terms are straightforward words for parts or racing terms, while others are a sort of slang that reflects car culture.

Aftermarket Refers to parts intended for installation on a car after it is purchased from the dealership, usually designed to differ from the parts on the car when it left the factory. As a noun, the market for such parts, and the companies that supply them.

AN fittings Originally developed for the military (AN means Army-Navy), this standard of fitting is often used on race cars. Most AN fittings work with braided hoses.

Anti-roll bar A flexible bar that ties the left and right sides of the suspension together to reduce body roll.

Autocross A racing ...

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