Now please explain to the audience which orifice you pulled your fuel
economy numbers out of below.
I can tell you from personal experience that a Volkswagen engine will
get best economy at around 3500 RPM or higher; a Studebaker V-8 of all
things is perfectly happy and delivers reasonable economy as high as
Of course, your rectal data trumps real world experience every time,
because you're the amazing anonymous engineer, service manager, fleet
coordinator, or whatever the hell you feel like calling yourself this
week. You're not fooling anyone, "Mike," so why don't you just cut the
shit and stop trying to impress us with your "knowledge" and just hang
out, have a virtual beer, and maybe learn something?
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So your idea of performance is enough torque to pull your ass out of a bad
situation once you wake up. I know what you mean but fuel efficiency and
handling are performance too
Things I found on the net:
"Toyota has engineered the 2.4 to produce a flat, even torque curve that is
well suited to an automatic transmission". "The 2.4-liter engine develops
158 SAE horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 161 lb.-ft. peak torque at 4,000 rpm and
can be mated to a five-speed manual transmission or an electronically
controlled five-speed automatic. EPA numbers of 24 MPG city/33 MPG " "6,500
Don't see anything about rpm@speed but doubt it's anywhere near 3500. You
have to look at the whole vehicle. Transmissions multiply torque. Never
looked at a Japanese car to buy let alone a Camry. Just think your ideas are
outdated. The best way to engineer increased performance is to reduce weight
so you make the most of the available torque/HP. Letting the engine rev
allows it to be lighter allowing the components used with it to be lighter,
allowing the chassis, suspension, etc. to be lighter. It snow balls. Payload
and other things limit how far this can go of course. You can't just look at
Hyabusas are fine if you want to race, but if you want to cruise and have
the torque to easily pull away from most cars I prefer Harleys. Not only
that you pull much cuter woman on a Harley...its a proven fact women love
men who ride Harleys.
You do know what Hyabusa means in Japanese right? It translates to "I
wish to be an organ donating SQUIDLY poser"....
I myself take a different approach. I ride an 86 Venture Royal with a
VMax power plant in it. You should see the looks you get when a full
dress bike is draggin' the pegs at 130 mph.... While listening to tunes
from the stereo!
Track day in New Hampshire...
So far I've only been in the saddle 31 years. I have been down twice.
Once was my fault for not avoiding a cager who ran a red light and
tagged the rear tire. The second was when a dumb brown animal decided
she needed a ride. Nothing like going along at 55 mph and having a 150
pound doe jump onto the pillion!
All I can say is that's one hell of a doe. It's hard to find a doe that big
anywhere in the country. In fact, most whitetail bucks taken every year are
less than that. Not that it really matters - a 100 pound doe is equally
distressing at 50mph.
LOL... yeah, stuff does look a lot bigger when it's coming at you at a
mile a minute. Had half a brick fall off an overpass once onto the hood
of a car I was riding in once... looked like it was falling in slow
motion, but the dang thing looked as big as my head. Would have killed
me just as dead had we been about two feet farther down the road anyway...
sad thing was, it was my friend's car and we'd just finished painting it
a couple weeks earlier. I did most of the shooting and I was pretty
proud of it. The windshield held (as evidenced by the fact that I'm
typing this) but there was a pretty good sized dent in the hood where it
hit first. Just to keep it on-topic for this NG, it was a
1970-something Impala that I believe was his grandfather's car...
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Seriously lucky indeed Nate. A few years ago a couple of kids in the area
thought it would be funny to drop a cinder block off an overpass on I-81,
onto a passing car. It went right through the windshield and killed the
driver. Was a real shame. It's just too bad there is this kind of
stupidity in the world. Glad your experience was less dramatic.
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