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Realistic vehicles; Vehicle weight, torque, load limit...

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Mister Joe

AJ's Best Buddy
Aug 15, 2014
Manchester, United Kingdom
Just a few ideas for vehicles and how they would probably behave.

Four-door family car:
  • Weight: +/- 1,500KG (~3,300 lbs) (Intermediate)
  • Torque: Relatively low. Limited towing capabilities should a tow-bar be fitted.
  • Maximum towing weight: +/- 900KG (~2,000 lbs)
  • Differential lock: No
  • Off-road capabilities: Limited due to lack of differential lock.

Two-door small car:
  • Weight: +/- 800KG (~1,800 lbs) (Low)
  • Torque: Very low. Limited towing capabilities should a tow-bar be fitted.
  • Maximum towing weight: +/- 300KG (~650 lbs)
    • (Would probably have to be modded to tow a very light trailer, suitable for carrying wood etc.)
  • Differential lock: No
  • Off-road capabilities: Very limited due to lack of differential lock and torque.

Offroad 4x4 (Land Rover)

  • Weight: +/- 2,000KG (~1,800 lbs) (Low)
  • Torque: High.
  • Maximum towing weight: +/- 6,500KG (~9,920 lbs)
    • (Maximum load with vehicle still remaining driveable, low range transmission.)
  • Differential lock: Yes
  • Off-road capabilities: With differential lock engaged it would be very hard to get this vehicle stuck in mud or a ditch. It's also good for driving through water (up to 20"). This could be improved by adding a snorkel allowing the engine to breathe.

Additional thoughts:

  • Items should also add weight to vehicles, thus making them slower; If you're carrying a load of cinderblocks and a few logs from a tree, then flooring it up a hill to get home, you know what I mean.
  • Increased weight means increased fuel usage. The faster you drive with more weight in the vehicle, the harder the engine has to work to pull said weight, meaning more fuel used.

  • Two types of fuel for cars, instead of just generic "petrol". Some cars will require petrol and some will require diesel.
  • The same could apply to generators - bigger generators generally run on diesel rather than petrol.
  • Putting the wrong type of fuel into either of these would damage them considerably and probably be costly, difficult and time-consuming to repair, if not near impossible.

I may add to this later but as of now this is what I've come up with, drop your thoughts below. c:
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