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Inflamatory, but you have a point.... (archive)

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Posted by Erik Brannfors - Seattle on December 17, 2001 at 16:49:50:

In Reply to: lets clear up the drive train loss theory! posted by eric_m3 on December 17, 2001 at 16:22:13:

Thanks for the insight. I feel SO much more willing to share information with you and the group now. I was simply stating that these were the HP figures that I put out this weekend, and after 4 runs this was the average. The operators indicated the approximate % loss, and I took it from there.

I agree that the drivetrain is going to sap the same XX% of your engine's HP if you dyno on a Saturday with a normal engine and on Sunday with a turbo bolted onto the same engine. Fine. But until someone can definitively say, "You loose XX% of your total HP to the drivetrain", there will always be opinions.

So, I will add your opinion to the list of 10 or so other, less profane, opinions I have heard over the years.

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