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Angle of Approach

When viewed from the side, this is the angle between the ground and a line running from a front tire to the lowest-hanging componenet directly ahead (usually the front bumper).

This angle gives an indication of how steep a ramp a vehicle can negotiate without damage. It also allows the driver to judge a vehicle's ability to climb over rocks and logs without hitting- and potentially damaging- the front part of the vehicle's body or chasis.

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