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Most overhyped engines?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by winL, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Oct 25, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    winL

    winL [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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?

    Let the discussion begin!
     
  2. Oct 25, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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  3. Oct 25, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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    winL

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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
     
  4. Oct 25, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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    Any twin turbo audi engine. They don't make a lot of power for all that extra expense.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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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? :)
     
  6. Oct 25, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    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.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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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.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2012 at 4:51 AM
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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 :))

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf_1L400Ddo&lr=1&feature=mhum
     
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    ^Awesome video man, gotta love a 10 sec street car.
     
  10. Oct 26, 2012 at 6:27 AM
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    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:cool:

    Im gonna go with the D4-D
     
  12. Oct 26, 2012 at 6:38 AM
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    And naturally aspirated too.... :D
     
  13. Oct 26, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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    They still play with those 1J?!?!?!? no way!?
     
  14. Oct 26, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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    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!:D
     
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