Thread: TQ vs. HP
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Old February 11th, 2006, 21:27   #34
Mad_Matt
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IT does becasue the higher in the reves your peak Torque is produces is the key. It all about the multiplication effect. More Available TQ higher in the revs = more HP wich is what realy does the work. TQ is nothing more than the measurement of distance. 1HP= 33000ft/lbs per minute HP is the busniess of getting it done.

Practicle application. A dodge Diesel will beat a Ford Diesle in a seld pull 99 time out of 100 becasue even though the PSD can produce more raw tq it can't produce or maintain TQ out side of a vey narrow RPM band. The Dogde motor makes it most HP and TQ at 5K revs where the PDS mokes its TQ at 2.5K. The dodge can pull harder, longer and faster even though the ford may have more TQ available. The only way to counter the multipliers is to add more gears to keep you RPMs and TQ in the optimal range and make up for the lower multiplication factor. You can't argue with the numbers. remember all other things being considered equal in the origional post.

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