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Old 10-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #1
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Most overhyped engines?

I read a thread on motortrend's website talking about which engines are just overhyped! What are your guy's opinions? LT1? 6.4 Hemi? 2JZ? K24?

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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If that ever comes here! I do think the modern Hemis are obviously not like the original ones. Biggest marketing ploy so far
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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Any twin turbo audi engine. They don't make a lot of power for all that extra expense.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:05 PM   #5
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If that ever comes here! I do think the modern Hemis are obviously not like the original ones. Biggest marketing ploy so far
The 392 modern hemi has more HP and more torque than the original 426. They're much lighter. They may not have full Hemispherical heads like the original, but everything about them is better. Stick a modern 392 in one of those old lighter Mopars and it would crush the original 426 hemi.

Marketing ploy? Maybe a bit - but it's still a better motor than the original, is still technically a hemi, and is more powerful. So how can you not like that?
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The 392 modern hemi has more HP and more torque than the original 426. They're much lighter. They may not have full Hemispherical heads like the original, but everything about them is better. Stick a modern 392 in one of those old lighter Mopars and it would crush the original 426 hemi.

Marketing ploy? Maybe a bit - but it's still a better motor than the original, is still technically a hemi, and is more powerful. So how can you not like that?
if you gave toyota 392 CI to play with, (actually 391.something) it'd make like 600 hp lol


426 hemi still sounds WAAAAYYYYYYYY better.
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The 392 modern hemi has more HP and more torque than the original 426. They're much lighter. They may not have full Hemispherical heads like the original, but everything about them is better. Stick a modern 392 in one of those old lighter Mopars and it would crush the original 426 hemi.

Marketing ploy? Maybe a bit - but it's still a better motor than the original, is still technically a hemi, and is more powerful. So how can you not like that?
^^^^this^^^
im a hemi fanboy lol
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^^^^this^^^
im a hemi fanboy lol
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Ha! Nothing like a 2 hour spark plug change

And that reminds me that the modern hemi makes all this power even with being saddled with tons of emissions requirements (like 16 plugs).

Both these cars are completely street and emissions legal in NY and NC (not so much in CA )

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Any twin turbo audi engine. They don't make a lot of power for all that extra expense.
Isn't most of the Audi line-up supercharged versus turbo'd? And the Audis have a performance programe that you can 'unlock' for extra coin.
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my truck is a hemi

Im gonna go with the D4-D
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i vote 1J. theyre super hype beast status. good motors, but everyone and their kid is throwing them in everything you can think of down here.
They still play with those 1J?!?!?!? no way!?
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The 392 modern hemi has more HP and more torque than the original 426. They're much lighter. They may not have full Hemispherical heads like the original, but everything about them is better. Stick a modern 392 in one of those old lighter Mopars and it would crush the original 426 hemi.

Marketing ploy? Maybe a bit - but it's still a better motor than the original, is still technically a hemi, and is more powerful. So how can you not like that?
oh man, don't get me wrong. I love that motor. But the emphasis on the hemi is just a bit too much. And having tried the 392, gave me the most smiles for every gallon burned out of any car!
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