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Re: Spring, Audis and Upgrades (kinda lo

> Just for fun, I did a little math (I am _not_ an engineer; some claim I
> am numerically challanged) to put this in perspective and determined the
> following:
>         Stock lbs/hp=17.17; IA lbs/hp=13.59
>         Stock lbs/fp=16.34; IA lbs/fp=12.84

A more accurate way of comparing one car to another is to measure the ratio
of effective drive-wheel torque-to-weight rather than lbs/hp or lbs/ft-lbs.

This method takes into account the gearing of the car and explains why some
cars appear to be a lot quicker (or slower) than their lbs/hp would tend to

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