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      07-30-2013, 11:11 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by MCoupeInsanity View Post
My point was that torque is satisfying to the butt dyno. Trounce in subjective levels of enjoyment when mashing the rightmost pedal.
Crank torque is truly meaningless. Wheel force is meaningful (directly related to wheel torque by wheel radius) and is something one can actually feel. But then even that is not quite right, what we feel is acceleration which is force divided by vehicle mass. Back at the beginning of this "train" the only way to determine wheel torque is with knowledge of the gearing. hp is basically a way to describe the combined effects of gearing and crank torque. However, it is typically true that high torque and low power engines have gears which enable good acceleration in a much higher gear than the ideal gear for a given speed.
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