i hope you dont mind but uuhhh... aaahhhh... can you also tell me what a torque (did i spell that rite?) and rpm is. im pretty new at this stuff. hoping to learn it from you..
lol, well i'll try and explain as best i can.
torque is 'pulling power'. it's goes hand-in-hand with acceleration. (a vehicles acceleration curve follows its torque curve perfectly--credit michael artistide for this info). therefore, the more torque you have on tap, the better you will accelerate. so obviously you cannot accelerate without an increase in torque.
and rpm just stands for "rotations per minute" this is usually shown in thousands (1 rpm = 1,000 rpms). this is just measuring how fast your gears are spinning. if you are in 2nd gear and you are at 4rpms, that means your 2nd gear is spinning 4,000 times a minute. obviously the faster you spin the faster you are going. (which is why it's so good to have an 8k redline in the celica gts--most cars usually get around 6).