Originally Posted by strang3majik
lol...I know its not just a number...but, everyone goes around saying, "I have xxx whp!" But, while they do, are only generating miniscule torque...
Torque is what gets you moving, horsepower is what keeps you there. Without torque you have nothing...though, without hp, as you said, your have nothing either....so, the trick is, to find a happy medium.
Good explaination though
Thanks. I understand what you're saying- most people (myself included) seem to know horsepower numbers better than the torque because that's what is advertised the most. Both are definitely important- which one you need more of is dependent on your application.