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Hi, I have a 2007 Mazda that my brother gave me. My problem is I like hp. but I love torque. I may ask you all a lot of weird and even stupid questions. I want as much torque as possible in the normal driving rpm range.
 

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Love the expression Caroll Shelby said: Horsepower is for bragging rights. Torque is for winning races!
 

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It would be nice to know even half of what Caroll Shelby knows about engines. I know a few old drag racers that drag race four cylinders, but they will not give me any of their secrets on making torque. I will keep on trying till I get their secrets.
 

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High compression, appropriate sized exhaust, proper timing advance.

Torque is what makes cars fun, and what makes them accelerate. My Speed 3 is making 340hp/390tq and I`ll jump my buddy`s Benz that`s making 60 more hp but less tq, and his car is heavier. I`ll stay ahead through about 3rd gear, then he`ll start closing up the gap but it trips him out that he absolutely cannot get me between stoplights.
 
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