Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rjfguitar, Feb 26, 2005.
So whats better for towing big heavy loads? A big block gas engine or a diesel engine?
For towing, you need torque not horsepower.
Gasoline of coarse, with an electric supercharger and a TORNADO of coarse
Diesel is the only way to tow
Well if you're comparing a 6.2 to a 454 I'd go with the BB but if we're talkin like a cummins/duramax vs bb I'd go with the diesel for sure.
Keep it rolling guys....
This could be a valuable discussion without singling anyone out. If you need to bust somebody's onions do it through pm's Bobby.
we could do that, but he doesnt have PMs...
Torque without horsepower is worthless, horsepower without torque is impossible.
neither a P-51 engine that tactor pullers run just to spice it up a little
email doesnt work either.
I don't care, just keep that crap out of here and we'll all get along just fine mmmkay?
keep it serious.
Cut the technical mumbo jumbo. Bottom line is it takes torque to carry big loads and like you said "HP without torque is impossible."...so a BBC or diesel?
There is a reason that semi's and other commercial/HD trucks no longer come with gassers.
Better go with a diesel......BBCs aren't known for being able to make torque.
.....OK, I see lots of flammable liquid everywhere, now where IS that match?
I am you didnt specify if its a dd or not (just whats better) and I have seen one in a custom hotrod
P.S. You should add a Poll to this thread.
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