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Re: 200Q: Ruminations on low-end torque

At 11:28 AM 3/13/96 -0500, Bob D'Amato wrote:

>Is this true just for the turbos? My 20V atmo has squat low end grunt, 
>where my old 2V 4kQ had plenty.

having driven a 10v NA for years and a 20v turbo, I really can't compare for
the 20v NA.  i have driven the VW 1.8L 4-banger in both 8v and 16v versions:
i agree, no grunt down low on the 4v/cyl head--the 2v head *feels* much
better.  supposedly, the 16 motor has more torque throughout the entire rpm
range than the 8v motor--sure don't feel like it though. 

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