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Old 09-22-2008, 11:12 PM
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Pound-foot.

Although the SI reckon it should be measured in Newton-metres.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:48 PM
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Pound-foot.

Although the SI reckon it should be measured in Newton-metres.
Can you rectify that statement? I am offended. You have obviously no clue of what you just said. As a moderator you are on this site to prevent such stupidities, not to produce them.

and diesel=torque, wins.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:58 PM
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Can you rectify that statement? I am offended. You have obviously no clue of what you just said. As a moderator you are on this site to prevent such stupidities, not to produce them.

and diesel=torque, wins.
As for the first part, it was a joke, I thought you were joking for a minute but I guess not.

And as for the second, is diesel's specific torque greater on average than gasoline if one considers naturally aspirated engines only? An interesting question... then again, I don't think people that buy diesels are often motivated by how they perform, rather, how cost effective they are.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:59 PM
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Pound-foot.

Although the SI reckon it should be measured in Newton-metres.
KW and NM ftw. backwards imperial should have died with the british empire

power for most circuit racing. torque for hillclimbs and towing caravans...
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:00 AM
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Can you rectify that statement? I am offended. You have obviously no clue of what you just said. As a moderator you are on this site to prevent such stupidities, not to produce them.

and diesel=torque, wins.
You shouldn't be offended Pieter. I was watching Top Gear and saw Clarkson do the Hitler salute when talking about making a car quintessentially German, and I thought it was funny but indeed out of place, but that's kind of humour I like. So I plugged it in without actually noticing. There are no reasons for it. Sorry if I offended you.

For the record I love the SI units, and try to stick using them even though I grew up measuring my height in inches and my weight in pounds, but somehow using kilometers per hour for speed and centimeters for measuring anything else other than my height. A bit awkward I reckon. In fact, I'm feeling a bit sad the United States and the United Kingdom are still widely using Imperial units, can we just live in a world where every units are the same everywhere? That would make it so easier. For now I learned how to convert the Imperial units to the Metric ones, I guess it'll do...

It's not like I'm expecting the Americans to get out of their bubble anytime soon and live in 2008 though.

God I love to be controversial. Mea culpa.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:07 AM
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lol, i'm getting pretty good at converting HP to KW and pounds to KG on the fly..but torque is harder lol
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As for the first part, it was a joke, I thought you were joking for a minute but I guess not.

And as for the second, is diesel's specific torque greater on average than gasoline if one considers naturally aspirated engines only? An interesting question... then again, I don't think people that buy diesels are often motivated by how they perform, rather, how cost effective they are.
Probably under our current local circumstances diesel is a bit more expensive to drive here, but I do love the torque that comes with it. And more torque is on the way pretty soon.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:14 AM
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You shouldn't be offended Pieter. I was watching Top Gear and saw Clarkson do the Hitler salute when talking about making a car quintessentially German, and I thought it was funny but indeed out of place, but that's kind of humour I like. So I plugged it in without actually noticing. There are no reasons for it. Sorry if I offended you.
If you had said SI Police nobody would have noted. And Clarkson is not the greatest example of good taste to go by.
But accepted.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:18 AM
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Even in America, anyone who's ever taken a science class has at least some knowledge of SI. I don't consider myslef an expert but i know 60cubes/L, .6km/mile
3/4kW per hp etc.
SI is infuriurating because it makes so much goddamn sense, but I still cannot think in it.
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Can you rectify that statement? I am offended. You have obviously no clue of what you just said. As a moderator you are on this site to prevent such stupidities, not to produce them.
Is this a special continental European touchiness about the subject, I dont mean to offend, but do Nazi references just hit closer to home?
For the record i cannot convert nm to lbft
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:19 AM
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SI is infuriurating because it makes so much goddamn sense, but I still cannot think in it.
Probably you need the SI police to teach you a lesson
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Unfortunately in Canada we use some Imperial as well, height is in feet and inches, weight in pounds, and car stats in hp and lb.-ft.
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Probably you need the SI police to teach you a lesson
Maybe
but I agree with David, NM are evil
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Unfortunately in Canada we use some Imperial as well, height is in feet and inches, weight in pounds, and car stats in hp and lb.-ft.
It's the influence of our big bad neighbour.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:27 AM
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Maybe
but I agree with David, NM are evil
do you realise that NM gives a higher figure than pd/ft? It increases bragging potential....
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:28 AM
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It's the influence of our big bad neighbour.
don't say anything wrong about the USA, some people here don't like that....
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