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post #11 of (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 19, 9:03 AM
Lew540
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Re: Street Car RWHP/TQ

The dyno is a tool to be used to help tune the motor and see what's going on. It gives a general idea on the situation. I think the track is the place where you can do more testing to get the results but also get driving dialed in etc. Some cars are also not set up for the track as good as others like gearing and handling/launching stuff etc. so they may have the same RWHP/TQ but one does much better than the other due to traction etc. People focus on the hp but also the tq and how the curve is also very important. On the 600 hp to the tires with a BBC you will need about 800 hp if you go an automatic. This could be accomplished a variety of ways from large cubes for NA to blower/turbo nitrous. On the NA the combination will vary if you are going to use pump gas and is this a race only or street car etc. I have a 540 that does 545 / 515 (hp/tq 6,100/4,900 rpm) to the tire and it is zippy.
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