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sohc or dohc

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by 97 turbo coupe, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. 97 turbo coupe

    97 turbo coupe Junior Member

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    my dumb little buddy wants to which motor is beter and would make more horsepower a sohc or dohc he dont believe can some put some light on this subject
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    can some put this into :emofo:
     
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    NoJokE Senior Member

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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Doesn't matter either way. DOHC cars have a higher VE and more weight.
     
  5. Cashizslick

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

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    :)
     
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    this makes no sense...

    weight is part of a car, not a motor. granted, they dohcs are larger, and thus a little heavier... but 30 lbs really isn't noticeable.
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    The added power you get from the larger motor more than makes up for the extra few lbs - btw, if your car is a daily driver, i'd be more than willing to bet you have at least 30 lbs of crap in the car (junk, spare tire, tools, stuff - etc) you could remove to make up for the added weight if it is really a big deal to ya.
     
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    :asshat:
     
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    Dohc in the long run but sohc is natually quicker off the line!!
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Well, I guess no one cares to learn why I say that, so they just jump on people because they wanna feel smart. And nobody knows anything about volumetric efficiency and how DOHC designs tend to flow better? What do you think you do when you do a port and polish? You increase flow, thereby adding Volumetric Efficiency. Read something.

    Stuff to read. Don't whine, there's no cliffnotes.


    Edit: You can make just as much power out of a SOHC as you can a DOHC, so to me the extra weight is trivial. It'll be EASIER to port and polish DOHC cars. But you can build both.
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    Yeah you can make big horsepower numbers out of either motor, but a dohc motor naturally flows better and is more responsive- It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out-
     
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    If you people would read carefully this guy said that DOHC CARS are heavier. He never said the engine itself is regardless of the fact that we know they are.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    ok, now you people are just splitting hairs. Shut up already.
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    they both perform, depends on what you want you application to do.
     
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    Thanks!! :D
     
  16. saturn_boy96

    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    :werd: what kind of power do you want to make?
     
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