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Dave.

Guess I am spitting into the wind. But not with out lack of good intentions.

Maybe some day I will come up with the right words or even discover my errors.

For now maybe this will will help.

Why is a diesel with so much more TQ slower than a Gas motor with half as much TQ but more HP?

Also, why is a HD 1200 with 80# of TQ with 5 gears so much slower than a 1 liter sport bike with the same TQ, about twice the HP, and 6 gears go almost twice a fast?

As to gears, why did sports cars get more gears sooner than passenger cars?

Porsche turbos went from 4 to 5 to 6 gears as the TQ band got flatter and flatter and the HP numbers got higher and higher.

Anyway, if your first is to short a taller one could make a significant improvement in your acceleration under 100 mph if you have enough traction.


May your car get faster, faster, and never let you down.
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