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Old 05-05-2009, 01:58 PM   #26
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http://www.vettenet.org/torquehp.html

This is one of the best explanations I have ever read. It goes through some math, but it also has narrative explanations and examples, both real world and hypothetical.


The other reason why I like this is that it explains something that people always seem to forget about: GEARING and RPM REDLINES!!!! Those are so important too. This article compares two Corvettes (the LT1 vette and the preceding L98) two vette that are very similar except one makes more power over a broader range eventhough they have the same peak torque.

I'd almost recommend making that link or something like it a sticky....this is a must read IMHO
I didn't quite understand all of that, then again I was reading it at 2am last night. Might be better today, who knows.
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Old 05-09-2009, 02:26 AM   #27
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Ok is there a formula to say what is faster? for example: say 1 car has 300hp and 260ft/lbs and another one has 260hp and 300ft/lbs. Or would that be hard to say because I would think the car with more torque would get to 60 faster, but the car with more hp may pass it by the quarter and also have a higher top speed. Does that sound logical?
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Ok is there a formula to say what is faster? for example: say 1 car has 300hp and 260ft/lbs and another one has 260hp and 300ft/lbs. Or would that be hard to say because I would think the car with more torque would get to 60 faster, but the car with more hp may pass it by the quarter and also have a higher top speed. Does that sound logical?
make sense but i would think the car with less HP is lighter and the torque might be enough for the win, horsepower is a side effect of torque
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:34 PM   #29
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Horsepower is what you read about, torque is what you feel

Hi Everyone,

I have to admit that I never really understood what TORQUE is. Even Horsepower was a bit of a mystery until I found this:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_th...in_automobiles

If you want to know what the difference between horsepower and torque (and what they really mean) check out this article.

Enjoy!
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I knew the difference pretty well before, but reading the article gives very helpful details and interesting thoughts. thanks
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going to add it to the wiki, just dont know how that's going to work.

I either need to put all the info together or just link it. Any ideas?
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Torque and Horsepower both matter the same.
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:26 PM   #36
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going to add it to the wiki, just dont know how that's going to work.

I either need to put all the info together or just link it. Any ideas?
how about consolidating all the info here into the first post & then link the wiki to this thread?

i'd even offer to compile the thread, but on an ipod, it'd take a year
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