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Old 10-18-2005, 04:06 AM   #46
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No shit. Low end TORQUE is what truck buyers care about. HIGH END HORSEPOWER is what sports car buyers care about. Everyone knows hp is just a calculation of Torque (Work) times the rpms divided by 5252.

In the real world truck people care about high torque times even with low rpms while sports car people care about either about high torque late in the rpm field or enough torque but a lot of rpms to produce more high end HP. Either way, the easy thing to say is sports car people care about high end HP.

When was the last time you heard anyone talking about Formula 1 and how much "torque" those 3.0L V10's make? People rave about their High end HP because of the incredible amount of rpms they spin to make the high end torque into very high end hp.

Thanks for wasting all of our times with the elementary shit.


People who dont know any better think horsepower is what matters. It doesnt. The more torque you can make at any RPM is more power. Translating it to horsepower is useless.
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Old 10-18-2005, 05:52 AM   #47
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People who dont know any better think horsepower is what matters. It doesnt. The more torque you can make at any RPM is more power. Translating it to horsepower is useless.

The whole point just went straight over your tiny head, how typical
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:23 AM   #48
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Just a note that integra's, any model, were not designed to go fast in a straight line.


Now, with the whole torque/horsepower thing like Oomba said the basic equation is:


Horsepower = Torque x RPM


Now by looking at this equation we can see that to increase horsepower you either,

1. Increase the torque, as Oomba is saying.

2. Increase the RPM, as Thunderbird is trying to explain to Oomba.



So increase torque --> Increase horsepower, increase RPM --> increase horsepower.

This is a very general explaination but I hope you get the idea.
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:27 AM   #49
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This might help, taken from the Torque thread:

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Torque is a measure of force, and horsepower is a measure of force over time. Torque is the real work the engine does, horsepower is basically a measurment of how fast it can do that work.

An engine that makes a lot of torque but not much horsepower can do a lot of real work, just not very fast (think dump truck or tow truck). An engine putting out a lot of hp but not much torque can only do a little real work, but it can do it quite fast. An engine builder wants to balance the two to match the specific job (from tow truck to race car).
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:33 AM   #50
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I think Oomba is banned
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Old 10-18-2005, 02:50 PM   #51
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I dunno...i didn't see anything bad in his last posts...he prob just made it say banned to be "cool"
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Old 10-18-2005, 03:18 PM   #52
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I dunno...his signature is gone, that happens to people who get banned...

Take a look at this too:
http://www.car-forums.com/talk/showt...734#post137734

Integra said that to Oomba...maybe he is gone?
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:35 PM   #53
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I think Oomba is banned

The little thing saying Banned under his name might be an indication. Of course we will prolly have to deal with some oomba spawn's.
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:43 PM   #54
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Why did he get banned?
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:45 PM   #55
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You dipshits he isn't banned
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:48 PM   #56
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How did you come to that conclusion?
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:50 PM   #57
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How did you come to that conclusion?
Because he was online a couple minutes ago
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:53 PM   #58
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He's not now, maybe they stopped him from posting.
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:03 PM   #59
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Because he was online a couple minutes ago
That just indicates that he came here...he could have been looking at his "You are banned from this forum" message.
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Old 10-19-2005, 09:36 PM   #60
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turbo or not i would buy the car.....me and my friends went looking for a car for me cause i sold my crx awhile ago and found a 2nd gen integra for 800 and is fast as hell i took it for a test drive and went 145 on the highway very nice
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