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Posted 12/15/08 , edited 12/15/08
aiite im a car noob so i got lots of Q's

if i have about 3 grand to spend on a car, which car should i get? model/year/ estimated mileage

what is torque?

what exactly is a turbo engine and a bi turbo?

whats an anti lag system and is it legal?
Posted 12/15/08

LemonyPanda wrote:

aiite im a car noob so i got lots of Q's

if i have about 3 grand to spend on a car, which car should i get? model/year/ estimated mileage

what is torque?

what exactly is a turbo engine and a bi turbo?

whats an anti lag system and is it legal?


its ok we are here to help!!

u have 3 gs to spend, um thats up to u, are u looking for a car that can save u gas or a car that u can invest your money into and make it into a fast machine.

what is torque? , Torque is pulling power, so in other words, its what gets u off the line the more torque the better, but watch out too much torque could make u spin out,while horsepower is what keeps you going.

a turbo engine is Engine that comes with a stock turbo of the line, turbo engs, tend to be more better than N/A counterparts., biturbo is just a fancy way of saying twin turbos.

ALS works like.. hmm lets see how to u put in normal talk......is an engine management technique that allows to minimize the turbo lag time, it should be legal. hope this helps.

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Posted 12/16/08

LemonyPanda wrote:

aiite im a car noob so i got lots of Q's

if i have about 3 grand to spend on a car, which car should i get? model/year/ estimated mileage

what is torque?

what exactly is a turbo engine and a bi turbo?

whats an anti lag system and is it legal?


get a cheap honda or toyota.

Torque is twisting force and is measured in ft.lbs.

A turbo engine is equipped with a turbo system, such vehicles as MR2 Turbo, Lancer Evo, WRX STi, etc. A bi-turbo is equipped with two turbos, such vehicles include the 300zx, R34/R35 Skyline, MKIV Supra, etc.

Anti lag is a common system found on many WRC cars. Due to the lack of engine modifications, they use ALS to improve torque ratings at low RPMs at the cost of their exhaust system. It drastically improves their powerband, but damages the exhaust system because it constantly puts out air/fuel mixture through the exhaust and is ignited. Whether it's legal or not on the streets, I don't know. But it's going to attract too much attention going down the road and you'll be going through alot of exhaust systems.
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If you have a wiring schematic for your foglights, find the power wire. Cut the power wire after the switch. Get a in line fuse from autozone with the appropriate fuse.

Now, you have two ways of doing this. There's the easy way which only requires a wire tap that looks cheap. Or you can pull the pin connector from the headlight combo switch and buy a new pin connector and crimp both headlight power and fogllight power into the connector and still looks uncut.




that's one of the image, my biggest concern is the wires under the dash.. the color codes is it different from every cars.. or it has a standard color
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Posted 12/16/08

Xx_ItsAngelo_xX wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:

aiite im a car noob so i got lots of Q's

if i have about 3 grand to spend on a car, which car should i get? model/year/ estimated mileage

what is torque?

what exactly is a turbo engine and a bi turbo?

whats an anti lag system and is it legal?


its ok we are here to help!!

u have 3 gs to spend, um thats up to u, are u looking for a car that can save u gas or a car that u can invest your money into and make it into a fast machine.

what is torque? , Torque is pulling power, so in other words, its what gets u off the line the more torque the better, but watch out too much torque could make u spin out,while horsepower is what keeps you going.

a turbo engine is Engine that comes with a stock turbo of the line, turbo engs, tend to be more better than N/A counterparts., biturbo is just a fancy way of saying twin turbos.

ALS works like.. hmm lets see how to u put in normal talk......is an engine management technique that allows to minimize the turbo lag time, it should be legal. hope this helps.



thx but ive still got a couple more questions. o and about the car thing im most likely going to get my dad's 1995 nissan altima, or buy a honda civic. ima first get a crap car, then save up for a subaru impreza or something once i get to college

whats the difference between torque and horse power?

how do you get more acceleration/speed on your car? would it be torque and horse power?

Do turbo engines require more gas? Whats are the benefits of having a turbo engine?

the anti lag system im not thinking of getting cuz that other guy said it damages your exhaust system
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Posted 12/16/08

LemonyPanda wrote:


Xx_ItsAngelo_xX wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:

aiite im a car noob so i got lots of Q's

if i have about 3 grand to spend on a car, which car should i get? model/year/ estimated mileage

what is torque?

what exactly is a turbo engine and a bi turbo?

whats an anti lag system and is it legal?


its ok we are here to help!!

u have 3 gs to spend, um thats up to u, are u looking for a car that can save u gas or a car that u can invest your money into and make it into a fast machine.

what is torque? , Torque is pulling power, so in other words, its what gets u off the line the more torque the better, but watch out too much torque could make u spin out,while horsepower is what keeps you going.

a turbo engine is Engine that comes with a stock turbo of the line, turbo engs, tend to be more better than N/A counterparts., biturbo is just a fancy way of saying twin turbos.

ALS works like.. hmm lets see how to u put in normal talk......is an engine management technique that allows to minimize the turbo lag time, it should be legal. hope this helps.



thx but ive still got a couple more questions. o and about the car thing im most likely going to get my dad's 1995 nissan altima, or buy a honda civic. ima first get a crap car, then save up for a subaru impreza or something once i get to college

whats the difference between torque and horse power?

how do you get more acceleration/speed on your car? would it be torque and horse power?

Do turbo engines require more gas? Whats are the benefits of having a turbo engine?

the anti lag system im not thinking of getting cuz that other guy said it damages your exhaust system



TQ is the measurement of the twisting force your engine makes. IE torque gets you up to speed HP keeps u there : )
HP is what sustains your momentum. HP dertimes how fast u hit the tree torque determines how far u take it with u. lol

to get more accel there is a lot of different things u can do . the easiest and chepest thing is to drop weight. Also some basic mods IE high flow air filter / exaust. change out the fluids for newer synth types. new plugs / rotor / dizzy cap. you wont get OMG HORSE POWA. but it will feel a bit pepier.

turbo does use more fuel then an na engine. the benefit of a turbo = more horsepower.

for a standard street car u dont really need an antilag set up . with the turbos today some have very little if any real lag ne way if they are set up properly.

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Posted 12/16/08

LemonyPanda wrote:


Xx_ItsAngelo_xX wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:

aiite im a car noob so i got lots of Q's

if i have about 3 grand to spend on a car, which car should i get? model/year/ estimated mileage

what is torque?

what exactly is a turbo engine and a bi turbo?

whats an anti lag system and is it legal?


its ok we are here to help!!

u have 3 gs to spend, um thats up to u, are u looking for a car that can save u gas or a car that u can invest your money into and make it into a fast machine.

what is torque? , Torque is pulling power, so in other words, its what gets u off the line the more torque the better, but watch out too much torque could make u spin out,while horsepower is what keeps you going.

a turbo engine is Engine that comes with a stock turbo of the line, turbo engs, tend to be more better than N/A counterparts., biturbo is just a fancy way of saying twin turbos.

ALS works like.. hmm lets see how to u put in normal talk......is an engine management technique that allows to minimize the turbo lag time, it should be legal. hope this helps.



thx but ive still got a couple more questions. o and about the car thing im most likely going to get my dad's 1995 nissan altima, or buy a honda civic. ima first get a crap car, then save up for a subaru impreza or something once i get to college

whats the difference between torque and horse power?

how do you get more acceleration/speed on your car? would it be torque and horse power?

Do turbo engines require more gas? Whats are the benefits of having a turbo engine?

the anti lag system im not thinking of getting cuz that other guy said it damages your exhaust system


Difference between torque and horsepower. Your engine creates torque, not horsepower. Horsepower is a calculation of torque vs. RPM. Say you make 100 ft.lb at 3000 rpms.

Well 100 tq x 3000 rpms/5252 = 57 HP @ 3000 RPMs
700 tq x 7500 rpms/5252 = 1000 HP

Making your car faster depends on multiple variables, weight, power, gear ratios, timing, air/fuel mixture, etc.
The four biggest factors in acceleration/speed are weight, power, gear ratios, and tires. You can use any of the 4 in any combination to be fast but to be the fastest, you have to combine all four.

Do turbos use require more gas? Yes, and no. A turbo engine built for performance will waste more gas than it's NA (natural aspiration) version. However, it is said that an NA converted to turbo on a low boost setup and tune can actually save more gas than it's NA version, albeit you have to be very easy on the throttle in order to see such gains.
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Posted 12/16/08 , edited 12/16/08

Shabbernigdo wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:


Xx_ItsAngelo_xX wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:

aiite im a car noob so i got lots of Q's

if i have about 3 grand to spend on a car, which car should i get? model/year/ estimated mileage

what is torque?

what exactly is a turbo engine and a bi turbo?

whats an anti lag system and is it legal?


its ok we are here to help!!

u have 3 gs to spend, um thats up to u, are u looking for a car that can save u gas or a car that u can invest your money into and make it into a fast machine.

what is torque? , Torque is pulling power, so in other words, its what gets u off the line the more torque the better, but watch out too much torque could make u spin out,while horsepower is what keeps you going.

a turbo engine is Engine that comes with a stock turbo of the line, turbo engs, tend to be more better than N/A counterparts., biturbo is just a fancy way of saying twin turbos.

ALS works like.. hmm lets see how to u put in normal talk......is an engine management technique that allows to minimize the turbo lag time, it should be legal. hope this helps.



thx but ive still got a couple more questions. o and about the car thing im most likely going to get my dad's 1995 nissan altima, or buy a honda civic. ima first get a crap car, then save up for a subaru impreza or something once i get to college

whats the difference between torque and horse power?

how do you get more acceleration/speed on your car? would it be torque and horse power?

Do turbo engines require more gas? Whats are the benefits of having a turbo engine?

the anti lag system im not thinking of getting cuz that other guy said it damages your exhaust system



TQ is the measurement of the twisting force your engine makes. IE torque gets you up to speed HP keeps u there : )
HP is what sustains your momentum. HP dertimes how fast u hit the tree torque determines how far u take it with u. lol

to get more accel there is a lot of different things u can do . the easiest and chepest thing is to drop weight. Also some basic mods IE high flow air filter / exaust. change out the fluids for newer synth types. new plugs / rotor / dizzy cap. you wont get OMG HORSE POWA. but it will feel a bit pepier.

turbo does use more fuel then an na engine. the benefit of a turbo = more horsepower.

for a standard street car u dont really need an antilag set up . with the turbos today some have very little if any real lag ne way if they are set up properly.



will my insurance cover me if i get such upgrades? To lose weight from my car, am i spposed to replace some of my parts with lighter ones? which parts should i replace? and what are rotors cuz i've been hearing those a lot in my attempt to google these things but i have no clue on car language so i can barely understand much of it
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Posted 12/16/08

revolutionofone wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:


Xx_ItsAngelo_xX wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:

aiite im a car noob so i got lots of Q's

if i have about 3 grand to spend on a car, which car should i get? model/year/ estimated mileage

what is torque?

what exactly is a turbo engine and a bi turbo?

whats an anti lag system and is it legal?


its ok we are here to help!!

u have 3 gs to spend, um thats up to u, are u looking for a car that can save u gas or a car that u can invest your money into and make it into a fast machine.

what is torque? , Torque is pulling power, so in other words, its what gets u off the line the more torque the better, but watch out too much torque could make u spin out,while horsepower is what keeps you going.

a turbo engine is Engine that comes with a stock turbo of the line, turbo engs, tend to be more better than N/A counterparts., biturbo is just a fancy way of saying twin turbos.

ALS works like.. hmm lets see how to u put in normal talk......is an engine management technique that allows to minimize the turbo lag time, it should be legal. hope this helps.



thx but ive still got a couple more questions. o and about the car thing im most likely going to get my dad's 1995 nissan altima, or buy a honda civic. ima first get a crap car, then save up for a subaru impreza or something once i get to college

whats the difference between torque and horse power?

how do you get more acceleration/speed on your car? would it be torque and horse power?

Do turbo engines require more gas? Whats are the benefits of having a turbo engine?

the anti lag system im not thinking of getting cuz that other guy said it damages your exhaust system


Difference between torque and horsepower. Your engine creates torque, not horsepower. Horsepower is a calculation of torque vs. RPM. Say you make 100 ft.lb at 3000 rpms.

Well 100 tq x 3000 rpms/5252 = 57 HP @ 3000 RPMs
700 tq x 7500 rpms/5252 = 1000 HP

Making your car faster depends on multiple variables, weight, power, gear ratios, timing, air/fuel mixture, etc.
The four biggest factors in acceleration/speed are weight, power, gear ratios, and tires. You can use any of the 4 in any combination to be fast but to be the fastest, you have to combine all four.

Do turbos use require more gas? Yes, and no. A turbo engine built for performance will waste more gas than it's NA (natural aspiration) version. However, it is said that an NA converted to turbo on a low boost setup and tune can actually save more gas than it's NA version, albeit you have to be very easy on the throttle in order to see such gains.



whats a throttle? and can i only save gas if it was previously an NA? cuz im thinking of getting a subaru impreza later on and it comes with a turbo engine i think.

what is the difference a v4 turbo engine or a v6 NA?
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LemonyPanda wrote:


Shabbernigdo wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:


Xx_ItsAngelo_xX wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:

aiite im a car noob so i got lots of Q's

if i have about 3 grand to spend on a car, which car should i get? model/year/ estimated mileage

what is torque?

what exactly is a turbo engine and a bi turbo?

whats an anti lag system and is it legal?


its ok we are here to help!!

u have 3 gs to spend, um thats up to u, are u looking for a car that can save u gas or a car that u can invest your money into and make it into a fast machine.

what is torque? , Torque is pulling power, so in other words, its what gets u off the line the more torque the better, but watch out too much torque could make u spin out,while horsepower is what keeps you going.

a turbo engine is Engine that comes with a stock turbo of the line, turbo engs, tend to be more better than N/A counterparts., biturbo is just a fancy way of saying twin turbos.

ALS works like.. hmm lets see how to u put in normal talk......is an engine management technique that allows to minimize the turbo lag time, it should be legal. hope this helps.



thx but ive still got a couple more questions. o and about the car thing im most likely going to get my dad's 1995 nissan altima, or buy a honda civic. ima first get a crap car, then save up for a subaru impreza or something once i get to college

whats the difference between torque and horse power?

how do you get more acceleration/speed on your car? would it be torque and horse power?

Do turbo engines require more gas? Whats are the benefits of having a turbo engine?

the anti lag system im not thinking of getting cuz that other guy said it damages your exhaust system



TQ is the measurement of the twisting force your engine makes. IE torque gets you up to speed HP keeps u there : )
HP is what sustains your momentum. HP dertimes how fast u hit the tree torque determines how far u take it with u. lol

to get more accel there is a lot of different things u can do . the easiest and chepest thing is to drop weight. Also some basic mods IE high flow air filter / exaust. change out the fluids for newer synth types. new plugs / rotor / dizzy cap. you wont get OMG HORSE POWA. but it will feel a bit pepier.

turbo does use more fuel then an na engine. the benefit of a turbo = more horsepower.

for a standard street car u dont really need an antilag set up . with the turbos today some have very little if any real lag ne way if they are set up properly.



will my insurance cover me if i get such upgrades? To lose weight from my car, am i spposed to replace some of my parts with lighter ones? which parts should i replace? and what are rotors cuz i've been hearing those a lot in my attempt to google these things but i have no clue on car language so i can barely understand much of it


Yes . droping weight can be any thing from taking out your floor mats / removing your sparetire / car jack. all the way up to buying CF or fiberglass replacement pannels / hood / hatch.

insurance will cover your car but they wont pay for the upgrades you have doen in the event of a crash. they will just give u what the there Blue Book value of the car is. Also by rotor im talking about the small electrode that is in your distributor. it wears down over time and builds up carbon deposites as does the electrodes on the undersid of the distributor cap.

to the best of my info they dont make an V4 only I4. a turboed I4 will have more hp then a na V6 and of course im talking about stock not modified engines. a turboed I4 may or may not use more fuel then a na V6 it all depends on the tune they are running.

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Posted 12/17/08 , edited 12/17/08
whats an anti lag system and is it legal?

Short and sweet. Method of keeping mid sized turbos spooled during deceleration so when coming out of a turn full power would be instantaneous. Anti Lag is highly illegal to have and is deemed for off road use only by the EPA(combustion is not complete in the process and effects emissions drastically.)

*** Damages the turbo, turbo manifold and cylinder head(exhaust valves) with excessive use.


Do turbo engines require more gas? Whats are the benefits of having a turbo engine?

They do not normal use more gas but they do require a higher octane. A factory turbo engine vs a NA engine would get similar mpg ratings. The turbo engine was originally conceived for high altitude vehicles where oxygen is thinner. The turbo was used to make the engine more efficient in that environment. The other benefit is its power mod-ability if your into that.


Will my insurance cover me if i get such upgrades?

Most of the time no if they are drastic changes. But they do cover some things(bolt parts, sound systems, etc) if you can show proof of ownership(receipts.) Also they will not give you anything close to face value either. Removing anything for weight savings that concerns safety is all also voided.


Also why are you so hung up on MPG ratings? Unless your getting a new car with a 35+ mpg rating than it should really matter. Most cars in the 90s all have the same/ average MPG rates of each other. So you'll be seeing between 25-30 highway and and 20-25 city. Its not much of a drastic difference coupled with the fact that gas prices are dropping like pancakes.
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rotors are the big metal discs your calipers are holding onto in the brakes (behind the tire)
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LemonyPanda wrote:

whats a throttle? and can i only save gas if it was previously an NA? cuz im thinking of getting a subaru impreza later on and it comes with a turbo engine i think.

what is the difference a v4 turbo engine or a v6 NA?


The term throttle refers to the throttle body and the linkage used to manipulate the airflow into the engine, (ie throttle linkages and accelerator pedal).
Usually if a car was originally NA from the factory, adding a turbo will in most cases decrease fuel mileage, but usually only when you're going into boost...before the turbo goes into boost though, I doubt there's much relatively change other then the weight difference having a bit of an effect.
As for the Subaru, its factory turboed so it'll be factory tuned to receive the most fuel mileage possible while already taking into consideration of turbo being present. The main lost of fuel economy through the Imprezas aren't so much the turbo, but their AWD system.
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What is the problem when your engine shudder at cold start if it something is lose.. The engine is strong and pretty well taken care off maintenance are always on schedule..

When the engine is all warmed up you don't even hear the shuddering sound..

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is a toyota celica any good? it looks last generation ( think 7th) one loks pretty cool and is pretty cheap. o and whats a supercharged engine?
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