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xxxCID vs x.xL

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 76zimmer, Jan 7, 2006.

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Cubic Inches or Liters

Poll closed Jan 17, 2006.
  1. Old School Cubic Inches, don't like Liters

    78.8%
  2. Prefer Liters

    1.9%
  3. Don't care its the performance counts

    19.2%
  1. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Old school I guess but I still prefer Cubic Inches instead of Liters.
    Everything at work is measured in liters and I have grown to use it because I have to, and it sounds like it belongs in a bottle (not bad either) but doesn't Cubic Inches sound better than Liters for engine speak?
     
  2. hunterguy86

    hunterguy86 1/2 ton status

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    Hey I'm with ya. I prefer CID myself
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Talking about 'cubes and American iron just kinda makes sense..... :usaflag:


    However:

    In a discussion with a ricer, it might be fun to let them know I've got a "10-liter" under the hood.....??? :D
     
  4. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    um, in the right context. i like good ole standard measure... but when you pull up to a kid with a 2 liter and tell him that you got 7.4, see if hell try and mess with you:D
     
  5. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I'm in school in engineering, so i see a lot fo both SI and english units.

    I hate using Si, but truely, as i grew up learning about motors, I always knew the CI size and L size. When it came to engines, it never really bothered me....it seemed natural?

    5.0L, 5.7L, 350, 454, 305 etc all seems the same to me!
     
  6. Jishory

    Jishory 1/2 ton status

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    i like cid just because its more precise not just rounded to the 1/10th liter
     
  7. jekquistk5

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    I like both I know both so it doesn't matter. Talking to the ricers is fun though.
     
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    I live in Germany so saying I have a 7.0L engine gets tem to drop their jaw:D
     
  9. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Strange .... this popularity for a old British unit of measure when metric is the prevailing International unit of measure. :thinking:
     
  10. OrangeCrushK10

    OrangeCrushK10 1/2 ton status

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    For me it really depends what I'm talking about. Most of the time I do 'L' due to it's universal popularity.

    But if it's an American V8 - I go CID all the way. I know the 'L', but prefer the CID
     
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    The exhaust note will give away how big it is. And how many pots.:D
     
  12. PsychoticDeadGuy

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    I like CID, even though I am pretty young and was raised hearing nothing but Liters, I only use Liters when talking about small motors, like my dad's S10 or my ricer friends little dinky motors.
     
  13. Seventy4Blazer

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    prefer CID, but i know most of the common liters or can guesstimate on the liter to CID
    my 5.9L 6 banger makes more HP and more importantly than anyones stock 5.9L 8 banger... both at 360 cubes....
    Grant
     
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    i prefer CID also, all 514 of them :D
     
  15. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I prefer cubic inches as well. Funny I was just arguing with a guy about this the other day. he asked if my Tahoe had the 5.7 Vortec in it. I said yeah the old body style kept the 350. He told me it's not a 350 it's a 5.7. I told him they were the same thing. I just gave up:rolleyes:
     
  16. roadnotca

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    Fast on your feet man, your ref to the 350 in the old style went right over his head. Did he have a low forehead?:haha:
     

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