# What is scrub radius and why is it important?

### Automotive Technology: A Systems A...

6th Edition
Jack Erjavec + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133612315

### Automotive Technology: A Systems A...

6th Edition
Jack Erjavec + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133612315

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Chapter 49, Problem 8RQ
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## What is scrub radius and why is it important?

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To determine

### Explanation of Solution

Scrub radius is defined as an imaginary line between center of suspension when crosses the central line of the tire. It is a point where the suspension column and tire central line meet on extension. As suspension is present making some angle with the central line of the vehicle which meet the vertical column of tire.

The patch present of tire helps in knowing the scrub. When the tire patch touches the ground, scrub radius is zero. If the line crosses the patch under the ground, scrub radius is positive. If the crossing point is present above the contact point of tire patch, negative scrub radius is present...

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