the rear wheels, and shall be so located as to minimize the possibility of exhaust fumes entering
3.4.5 Transmission. Unless an automatic transmission is specified (see 184.108.40.206), a manually
shifted transmission shall be provided. The input torque capacity of the transmission shall be at
least equal to the maximum torque delivered by the engine. The transmission shall have not less
than four forward speeds and one reverse speed. The transmission shall provide for the
maximum ease of shifting with synchronized shift for at least the two highest forward speeds.
220.127.116.11 Transfer case. A two-speed transfer case shall be furnished. The transfer case shall
provide for driver selection of either two-wheel or four-wheel drive.
18.104.22.168 Clutch. The clutch for the manual transmission shall be the largest capacity clutch
offered for the type of vehicle and size of engine furnished, with the clutch torque capacity
exceeding the maximum delivered engine torque.
22.214.171.124 Automatic transmission. When specified (see 6.2), the vehicle shall be provided with
an automatic transmission. The input torque capacity of the transmission shall be at least equal to
the maximum torque delivered by the engine. The transmission shall have not less than three
forward gear ratios and one reverse gear ratio.
3.4.6 Driveline components. The driveline components shall be adequate to transmit the
maximum delivered torque of the engine, as developed through the maximum gear train
3.4.7 Frame. The chassis frame shall be the manufacturer's standard for the vehicle
3.4.8 Suspension. The vehicle shall be equipped with a suspension system, with components
having a rated capacity at least equal to the load imposed on each member, measured at the
ground, with the vehicle loaded to the required GVW. When suspension is rated at the spring
pads, unsprung weight shall be deducted.
126.96.36.199 Shock absorbers. The vehicle shall be provided with heavy duty, hydraulic,
double-acting shock absorbers on the front and rear axles. The heavy duty shock absorbers shall
have a diameter larger than the manufacturer's standard shock absorbers for the model vehicle