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Old 04-08-2002, 04:44 PM
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Question Torque & HP for 355 SB Chevy

I am building a 355CID chevy for street performance. It will be used in a 3900# Monte Carlo with 4:11 rearend & 3000 Stall speed converter.
I have been using "Virtual Engine Dyno" trying to determine the right parts combination.
The current combo produces 195HP and 456 Ft. Lbs of torque @ 2250 RPM. The torque curve hits the max of 482 Ft Lbs @ 3500 RPM. The Hp curve hits the max of 438 HP @ 5500 RPM. The Torque at 5500 RPM is 418 ft. lbs.
My question is: Is this a good combination for street use. Which is more important HP or Torque ? Thanks as always for your help.

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