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An alteration of the hood sheetmetal to get a more gradual slope at the leading edge or a lower height overall. Like chopping a roof.
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The maximum amount of weight that can be safely added to a truck's cargo area.
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Short for "positive crankcase ventilation" which pertains to a cleaning filter or a one-way valve that recirculates crankcase gases back into the intake for lower emissions.
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Narrow front wheels and tires used to reduce rolling resistance on drag cars.
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A power steering system helps drivers steer the vehicle by augmenting steering effort needed to turn the steering wheel, making it easier for the vehicle to turn or maneuver.
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A written gaurantee that usually covers everything involved in providing power to the wheels of your vehicle.
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A show car that has been modified to mimic a drag car, named for the Pro Stock racing class that inspired them. Huge rear tires and massive engines with lots of chrome and AN fittings are the norm.
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A classic car, often a muscle car or pony car, that has been modified for improved road-course performance.
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