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Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-06-2015, 12:42 AM
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Posted By randycat99
As promised, here is the "gearing applied"...

As promised, here is the "gearing applied" version of the graphic that shows the 3 drastically different engines geared for comparable speed range on an 8-spd Challenger. There's a lot of extra...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-04-2015, 09:53 PM
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Posted By randycat99
Courtesy of a post that occurred many pages ago...

Courtesy of a post that occurred many pages ago (OldBustedHotness?), I saw an opportunity to make an interesting graphic to illustrate 3 radically different engines, as they would appear on a common...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 11:46 PM
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Posted By randycat99
One more...is it better to have a high-torque...

One more...is it better to have a high-torque hore or low-torque hore with hot top end?
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 11:14 PM
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Posted By randycat99
Well played, sir! :D

Well played, sir! :D
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 11:04 PM
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Posted By randycat99
I know, right?...then my mind went...

I know, right?...then my mind went wandering...thinking about the first scientist to devise the unit of horepower (maybe in some old west locale). What is the measuring device he devised to quantify...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 10:46 PM
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Posted By randycat99
I'll take "horepower" for 500! ...

I'll take "horepower" for 500!

(seriously...did anyone even notice the missing "s" in that word a few posts ago?)
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 08:55 PM
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Posted By randycat99
If you want to get perverse about hp/torque...

If you want to get perverse about hp/torque profiles, ever wonder about the turbine engine inside an M1 Abrams tank?

MIL-SPEC
Designer: Chrysler Defense
Manufacturer: General Dynamics
Engine:...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 07:14 PM
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Posted By randycat99
Fwiw, I don't think the torque curve on the 392...

Fwiw, I don't think the torque curve on the 392 can really be described as "flat". Broad?...sure. Generous?...sure. Flat?...not so much, imo. Could say it is "less peaky" than other high-output,...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 07:05 PM
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Posted By randycat99
I think that is where the strawman argument comes...

I think that is where the strawman argument comes into play...as nobody was really arguing that torque is "more" important that hp. Hp is important, and torque is not "unimportant". It can also be...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-03-2015, 05:02 PM
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Posted By randycat99
Great summary, c26bt34c! :) So I think the...

Great summary, c26bt34c! :)

So I think the question to tie this topic together...what kind of engine would you (all here in attendance) prefer in a HC?

supercharged Hemi 6.2
707 hp @ 6000 rpm...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-02-2015, 05:15 PM
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Posted By randycat99
Manufacturers routinely throw tall gears at...

Manufacturers routinely throw tall gears at high-output i4/v6 cars. Granted, that is an mpg strategy, but it also succeeds to let all the air out of the balloon when it comes to the hp rating. That...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   03-01-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 367
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Posted By randycat99
...and desirable for driveability as a street...

...and desirable for driveability as a street car. ;)
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   02-27-2015, 06:51 PM
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Views: 28,780
Posted By randycat99
370-390 hp in the "standard issue" v8 is really...

370-390 hp in the "standard issue" v8 is really quite generous, imo. That's still a lotta meat there for hijinks. Remember when the high end of 300 hp range was top of the line Corvette power in a...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   02-27-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 7,354
Posted By randycat99
I know they aren't interchangeable units, but I...

I know they aren't interchangeable units, but I think the most simple way to examine the paper specs is that the peak torque essentially tells you how strong the car will be in the mid-range of the...
Forum: Performance Modifications   02-11-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By randycat99
I've never heard or experienced any sort of 1-3...

I've never heard or experienced any sort of 1-3 shift in the automatic. I do know that the less you are into the throttle, the sooner it will attempt to upshift, when it is warmed up. That's really...
Forum: SRT Hellcat 6.2L Supercharged (2015 - )   02-02-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,590
Posted By randycat99
Well, that's my point. The Charger benefits from...

Well, that's my point. The Charger benefits from significantly shorter gearing with the 8-spd auto. The Tremec 7-spd in the Corvette is one tall sum***** (for the same reasons the 6-spd Tremec in...
Forum: 2015 R/T Scat Pack 392   01-29-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,371
Posted By randycat99
I used to have the issue you describe (nearly...

I used to have the issue you describe (nearly impossible to put any significant amount of engine at the signal light w/o wheel spin). Just going over paint stripes on the road was plain ridiculous. ...
Forum: 2015-? R/T & RT Plus Specific   01-26-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,484
Posted By randycat99
Here's the kicker...if you are...

Here's the kicker...if you are throttling/steering for a bit of on-power oversteer, you can actually get the outer wheel to slip first (you need to at least press the Mr. Squiggly traction button...
Forum: 2015-? R/T & RT Plus Specific   01-26-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,484
Posted By randycat99
You guys just need to try this out for yourself...

You guys just need to try this out for yourself and see what happens.

I suspect you will find that lsd is not even necessary when launching hard in a straight line on an irs-based car. Either...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-24-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,080
Posted By randycat99
There are always parasitic losses. It may not be...

There are always parasitic losses. It may not be the same typical percentage...could even be less, but there are always parasitic losses. It's a mechanical device. There is still rotational...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-22-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,080
Posted By randycat99
Here are some more specs on the Tesla...these are...

Here are some more specs on the Tesla...these are actually for the 2013, and I understand the model that is being discussed in this topic is a newer awd model, iirc? This data at least gives us a...
Forum: SRT Hellcat 6.2L Supercharged (2015 - )   01-20-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,205
Posted By randycat99
Not just massive torque, but massive torque...

Not just massive torque, but massive torque multiplied about 1.4x from a torque convertor, and then multiplied again 4.7x by the first gear ratio...that's what the driveshaft is really seeing when...
Forum: SRT Hellcat 6.2L Supercharged (2015 - )   01-20-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 13,962
Posted By randycat99
Yes, that is always the fallback message to show...

Yes, that is always the fallback message to show how grand a person you are...yet tomorrow, it will go back to the same ole, same ole...manuals are great because xyz, autos are crap because of made...
Forum: SRT Hellcat 6.2L Supercharged (2015 - )   01-19-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 31,389
Posted By randycat99
That was my thought as well...it grabs hard on...

That was my thought as well...it grabs hard on 1st, which causes the initial buckling or ripple in the driveshaft wall. At this point, it has been structurally compromised and can no longer support...
Forum: Dodge Challenger SE/SXT Specific   01-13-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,346
Posted By randycat99
Also make sure the tires you are getting aren't...

Also make sure the tires you are getting aren't unidirectional, too. If you are putting unidirectional tires on a staggered setup, then you're really frozen on moving tires around.
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