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Username Post: a few useful calculators
grumpyvette 
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12-06-07 07:18 AM - Post#1312032    
    In response to grumpyvette

"HEY GRUMPYVETTE!,Interesting that it says going to a single plane wouldn't hurt my tq. curve it would also raise my peak tq. by 20 and give me 40 hp."


software simulations are only as good as the data paramiters used, and its RARE for a single plane to best a good dual plane intake below about 5500rpm, in tq or hp so keep that in mind!

your looking to increase the AVERAGE hp/tq more than the PEAK hp/tq if you want a fast car!
Ive seen a 20hp gain in PEAK hp on a 496 BBC resulting from a single plane intake swap from a good dual plane intake slow the cars 1/4 mile times over two tenths of a second, your gearing, suspension, traction,power to weight ratio and AVERAGE RPM band has a huge effect on the TOTAL performance.
the only way youll know if the software guess is correct is TESTING the parts on YOUR particular combo,in the real world

BTW
this software

http://www.auto-ware.com/software/eap/eap.htm

is a P.I.T.A. to use but its is usually far closer to correct, and when you make a bad choice in components it points out the flaws and suggests where you can improve the combo
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!


Edited by grumpyvette on 12-06-07 07:19 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
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