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Low end or top end

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by SolPWR, Dec 13, 2003.

Low end or top end power

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  1. SolPWR

    SolPWR Senior Member

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    just curious. preety much accel or speed. I personally like accel and low end grunt. to bad my honda doesnt have any <_<
     
  2. khrisb

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    I like the initial throw you back into your seat effect. I have a big car, so it feels like it pulls like whoa!...but it just feels like it... :angry:
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I'd like to have the low end torque, but I love high end power and revving out to insane engine speeds. :)
     
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    ChrisSiR Senior Member

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    This is a good poll.... i used to own an old firebird so low end grunt was part of the fun, but i have a much better time with my high revving (high end power) motor....
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    in autox, you need low end with top end. But I say low end for coming out of turns.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    :shrug: shouldn't matter if you are geared properly
     
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    HP sells cars.. torque wins races
     
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    fuck ya torque all the way to the end
     
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    jiahanhao Senior Member

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    I believe this has been covered before.
     
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    liquid00meth Senior Member

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    like B said, If the car is geared as it should be it shouldn't matter all that much where the power is.
     
  11. Loco Honkey

    Loco Honkey Banned

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    Daily driver- low end.

    Weekend warrior- top end.

    But... why not have both with a turbo. :)
     
  12. totalburnout

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    unless its boosting or been modified...most stock cars don't have an even powercurve throughout.
     
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    My right eye twitches if I can't go over 100 mph at least once a month. You can rev up your engine a bit for powering through corners, as long as you don't mash it too hard.

    I had a firebird at one time also. Hit 145 and was climbing, nice. But, yeah, spinning up the motor is a kick.
     
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    most stock cars have a shitty gear box too. whats your point?
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    it depends...
    low end is better for autox. top end is better for drag.
     
  16. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    again, that depends on gearing....
     
  17. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    That explains why i lost to a dumptruck the other day! 4000lbs/torque! - j/p
     
  18. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    Exactly, just put a B16b tranny on a GSR and see how much better it performs . . .
     
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    torque makes smoke
    horsepower wins races...
    I run a b16a in my integra, and i am sure i can take just about domestic on the streets....



    oh, but my car is turbo now too! hee hee...i'm making 250 to the wheels, only 170 lbs torque...you still think torque wins races?
     
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    horsepower is a function of torque, y0. So actually the torque is winning the race. Not the hp. heh.

    And I think 170 ft/lbs is freakishly low for 250hp.
     
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