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Sensation of acceleration #386936 Jan 29, 1:27am Jan 29, 1:27am
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Sensation of acceleration
Dose anyone else notice the difference in the sensation of acceleration between motors that have high torque at low RPM vs. motors that have high torque at higher RPMs?

I ask because driving my Celica often feels more like driving a motorcycle than a car.
In the way that the acceleration has an elastic warp like feel to it vs. something
Like a Corvette where you just tap the gas and its instant torque on tap.

Re: Sensation of acceleration [Re: GTS2003BLK] #386937 Jan 29, 1:47am Jan 29, 1:47am
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Uhh yeah. Celica nad just imports in general have there power in the high end, where as muscle cars just get low end torque and power, they shift like probably under 6000 rpms, highly built imports shift around 8-9k. V6=low end I4=High End

Re: Sensation of acceleration [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #386938 Jan 29, 9:44am Jan 29, 9:44am
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I prefer low range torque.


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Re: Sensation of acceleration [Re: jyboygenius] #386939 Jan 29, 10:06am Jan 29, 10:06am
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ill take my gts powerband anyday.. once their initial spurt of power is gone , theyre kinda screwed. i like the idead of starting out pretty quick and gettin faster thumbsup

Re: Sensation of acceleration [Re: 2003cbgts] #386940 Jan 29, 10:21am Jan 29, 10:21am
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yeah thats also to help our gas milage we are not always pushing the engine to its full power potential


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Re: Sensation of acceleration [Re: eric_h] #386941 Jan 29, 11:32am Jan 29, 11:32am
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Racing and fuel consumption do not go in the same sentence.


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Re: Sensation of acceleration [Re: jyboygenius] #386942 Jan 29, 12:36pm Jan 29, 12:36pm
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Re: Sensation of acceleration [Re: QTRMLR_1] #386943 Jan 29, 1:49pm Jan 29, 1:49pm
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You really can't feel acceleration in a car.

Get on a bike, when you hit the gas hard it'll try and throw you off. rofl


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Re: Sensation of acceleration [Re: DiabloGTS] #386944 Jan 29, 3:54pm Jan 29, 3:54pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
You really can't feel acceleration in a car.

Get on a bike, when you hit the gas hard it'll try and throw you off. rofl


Then you just havn't driven a "real" car yet.

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