That's actually the infamous blade failure containment and power test-they run an engine to full power, detonate a charge to cut a turbofan blade (first stage, the ones you can see), and the nacelle has to contain the blade failure while the engine must still make 10% power, I believe. Unbelievable expensive to… » 2/24/15 6:00pm 2/24/15 6:00pm

I have trouble with defenders. My wife loves them, having grown up driving them, but they haven't improved in 25 years and foeba long time now they have just been very slow aluminum versions of better vehicles that we can buy here already. A Wrangler is better off-road, faster, nicer inside, easier to modify and more… » 2/11/15 12:59pm 2/11/15 12:59pm

I understand that lateral traction and balance can be compromised (depending on the setup of the diff, of course), but the increase in the overall limits of traction is so enormous that I don't agree that an open diff is preferable. Perhaps my ATB style diff has left me jaded? » 2/06/15 4:03pm 2/06/15 4:03pm

Some cars don't have these, so just follow the 'find a strong point and don't be under the car' advice. It should be in your manual and pretty obvious, but if you're stumped, remember some manufacturers are idiots and don't design them in or describe where they are. » 2/06/15 12:43pm 2/06/15 12:43pm