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Re: 5KTQ chassis & stoutness?
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OK, got the point on the engines with max boost increase potential. I
also prefer the option to manually lock either diff 100% and at any speed
Vs the torsen and "auto-unlocking" diffs. I would argue about the gearing
though. True, being able to hit 60 MPH in 2nd gear is an advantage in
optimizing 0-60 specs, but, in the "real world", where one does not
usually stop accelerating at 60 MPH, :), the lower overall gearing would
be a definite plus to faster acceleration. Specifying the gearing to
eliminate the 2-3 upshift to minimize 0-60 times is engineering for
specmanship, a lot like designing your computer or LAN-switch to look
good on a particular benchmark and not optimizing it for "real-world"
I think I've been sold on building a pre-89 10V 5kTQ, chassis stiffness
and 20 valves be damned. Thanks Scott!