Cheap mods would never get you 30 ft/lbs of torque. And even if you did get near that, it wouldn't be low-end torque, which is what the 2.4 has.Hatch said:it only has 30lb/ft more torque - that could easily be gained with some simple cheap mods w/ the 1.8
Ok, I just wasn't entirely sure what you meant by your comment. I entirely understand what your getting at.EKam said:SmokingTiresV6:
That's the thing most people don't realize.
Cars are not legos. Just because it's got 30 more torque on the paper doesn't equal to x amount of seconds faster because that's just peak torque.
Or when both cars have same horsepower rating doesn't mean they're equally fast because weight of the car and gearing are other major factors.
It leads to comments such as this:
"Is it just me or does a 30hp gain w/ .6L gain seam like a really small gain for the increase in engine size?"
Fact is it's not that simple, nor does a GE head will slap onto an engine with FE head like Legos put together.
I'm no expert compare to guys like Wraith or Tony the Tiger, but I think everyone who consider themselves as a car enthusiast must understand the simple concepts.