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Some Questions...

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by supremetaco2, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Jul 12, 2009 at 1:32 AM
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    supremetaco2

    supremetaco2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    I have some questions, i just got some parts installed, and i am totally new to this, so please bare with me lol. i just wanted to know if there was a website that explains, like the basics of torque, horsepower, mph, rpm.. and how they all relate to each other.. im tryna learn more about this stuff. thanks :)
     
  2. Jul 12, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    That is a VERRYYY broad subject, that could take days, weeks, months to explain (at a minimum).

    Was there a particular question that you were trying to answer? Trying to understand what mods are really worth it and why?

    A more precise question is much easier to answer. :thumbsup:

    Oh, BTW.. Welcome to TW!!!!!
     
  3. Jul 13, 2009 at 1:35 AM
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    supremetaco2

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    yeah i gues im tryna understand the mods i get on my car, pretty much all i know is that i gained more hp? i wanna calculate the stuff, but hell i dont know crap.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:12 AM
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    There is no "calculating" hp...You have to measure it. You can't look at the box from the part you added and where it says "Adds at least 20 hp and 35lb*ft of torque" and just add that onto your window sticker hp/torque.

    http://auto.howstuffworks.com/horsepower.htm is a good place to start for basics. It explains horsepower pretty well and has several links to other engine performance articles.

    If you want to get in deeper than that- I recommend classes at a local voc school or engine/mechanics school and lots of playing around with engines. Try to find a local shop you can intern at to try to learn the stuff...
     
  5. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:32 AM
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    :wave: Welcome to TW, good luck with your search.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:19 AM
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    Juust to clarify...Hp IS a calculation. HP = Torque, x RPM/5250 :D
     
  7. Jul 13, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    Yeah...But you gotta start with the measurement- I just meant you can't take the blinker fuild bottle that reads "ADDS 50 HORSEPOWER" and just do the math using that and the window sticker.

    and it's alot easier to let the Dyno tell you...I'm stupid at math...
     
  8. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    Chuck Norris can... :D
     
  9. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    Doesn't he use ChuckPower?? 1CP= I bazillionHP...maybe??
     
  10. Jul 13, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    Not sure about the HP gain Chuck gives, But I heard his truck round house kicked another truck in a parking lot.
     
  11. Jul 13, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    I heard it was a truck in a different parking lot...in another state...without moving.
     
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