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Glossary of ATV, Off Road and 4x4 Terms

Definitions and meanings for ATV, 4x4 and Off Road terms.

4x4 Definition
Definition of the Term 4x4

Power to Weight Ratio Definition
Definition of the Term Power to Weight Ratio and how it affects the acceleration of an engine.

Air Down Definition
Airing Down tires or to Air Down - meaning of the word or phrase as defined in 4x4 Off Road Driving Terminology Dictionary.

ATV Definition
Definition of the Term ATV

Automatic Transmission Definition
Definition of the Term Automatic Transmission

Bump Start Definition
Definition of the term bump start. Push starting an ATV. Compression starting an ATV.

CCs (Engine Displacement) Definition
Definition of the Term CCs (Cubic Centimeters) which is used to define the size or displacement of an internal combustion engine.

Compression Ratio Definition
Compression Ratio is a measurement of an internal combustion engine that provides the ratio of volume in the cylinder at the top and bottom of the stroke.

European Beach Grass Definition
Definition of the Term European Beach Grass

EUV Definition
Definition of the Term EUV (Electric Utility Vehicle).

Foot Brake Definition
Definition of the Term Foot Brake

Hand Brake Definition
Definition of the Term 4x4

Hydrolock Definition
Hydrolocking occurs when you get water inside the engine, causing severe damage and likely destroying the engine.

Manual Transmission Definition
Definition of the Term Manual Transmission

Nobbie Tire Definition
Definition of the Term Nobbie Tire

Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Definition
Definition of the Term Off Highway Vehicle, or OHV

Paddle Tire Definition
Definition of the Term Paddle Tire. A type of tire used for riding in sand.

Spark Plug Definition
Definition of the Term Spark Plug. Most internal combustion engines use spark plugs to cause s small explosion inside your engine.

Sport ATV Definition
Definition of the Term Sport ATV

SUV Definition
Definition of the Term SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle)

SxS
Definition of the Term SxS or Side by Side

Thumb Throttle Definition
Learn what a thumb throttle is and how it works

Twist Throttle Definition
Learn What a twist throttle is and how it works.

Youth ATV Definition
Definition of the Term Youth ATV or Youth Quad

Youth ATV Definition
Definition of the Term Youth ATV or Youth Quad

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