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Old 06-04-2004, 12:05 PM
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First of all, I think its pretty difficult to make torque without making about a similar amount of horsepower. They're simply mathematical derivatives or one another, not separate entities. This has been debated to death, and both are important on the street.

Simply: torque is work, ie, how much work can you do? How much brute power does the motor make?

Horsepower: How fast can you do the work?

So how much torque do you need? Enough. How much HP do you need? As much as possible!

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