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you would still have the loss, but the turbo (more (archive)

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Posted by tampaturbom3 on May 01, 2000 at 07:55:47:

In Reply to: Re: is it possible to replace the driveshaft with posted by Jon Caldito on April 30, 2000 at 19:32:51:

will let you make more power, thus cancelling the effect of the loss. my last dyno run (7psi and pump gas) was 330hp at wheels. i think that's about 400 at the crank. with race gas and 10psi, i crossed the 1/4 traps at 122mph. my car weighs 3375#'s. when you input that into the HP calculators on the net, it is over 500hp! i like it this way
tommy

: I dont know any company that makes lighter driveshafts but it may not be cost effective. You can contact Prototype Technologies Group at www.ptgracing.com and see what kind of driveshaft they use.

: I forgot to mention that yes there are frictional forces such as the gears in the transmission and in the differential. Remember there are frictional losses too in your engine! Best way to counter this is forced induction with the use of a turbo.




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