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Old 10-05-2012, 01:36 PM   #665
Ziggyrama
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^^^ Agreed, although torque curve can look flat, as you described in turbocharged cars too. IT is definiitely possible given the right blower and cam profile. There are many variables involved but it's doable. For example, if I had a snail that could keep up with my EJ257 above 4800RPMs, I could continue to increase the flow such that my torque curve is flat as RPMs increase. Would I want to do that? It depends on many things.

I think we're digressing here a bit.

I just reread this:

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Originally Posted by AruisDante View Post
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To bring it a step further, load is essentially telling you the maximum torque potential of that motor at that RPM.
I don't want to split hairs here but that is not accurate. Load typically goes in lockstep with torque output at the given moment. It is not the max potential of torque. That is some theoretical limit that the engine could achieve given perfect condition. I am having a hard time quantifying max torque potential actually. But I definitely know that it is not load
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