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Old 07-30-2010, 12:48 PM
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2010 hemi has 390 hp so if your truck is 4x4 so you should be seeing all of that 390 whereas if you have a 4x2 hemi would you not see all of it?

or am i thinking to much like a sports car and 4x4 doesnt work that way at all
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:58 PM
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You have 390 HP no matter what because that's measured at the flywheel.
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That is correct... what would be measured at the wheels has a lot to do with a lot of different things.

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Actually, a 4X4 will put slightly less power down than a 2wd because the front differential and transfer case will eat a few ponies. In reality a 4x4 , especially in 4WD Low will pull the guts out of a 2wd.
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At the wheels, yeah, but the flywheel HP ratings are the same regardless.
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Driveline losses are driveline losses. Probably more loss in 4WD than in 2WD (more mass to power and rotate) and besides, who needs 390 HP in the snow?
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Driveline losses are driveline losses. Probably more loss in 4WD than in 2WD (more mass to power and rotate) and besides, who needs 390 HP in the snow?
Ever seen snow drags?
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Yup...but traction is a problem for anyone in the snow. Same thing on mud. I stand by what I said...who needs 390 HP in the snow? You need traction!!!
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Yup...but traction is a problem for anyone in the snow. Same thing on mud. I stand by what I said...who needs 390 HP in the snow? You need traction!!!
its good to have extra ponies in the mud...when you get in the real thick shit you need them to keep tires rotating and cleanign out the mud to keep traction...that happened to my buddy...so bogged down truck didt have enough power to turn tires
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So theoretically if someone wants to challenge me on the highway in their ram both stock but he is 4x2 and I'm 4x4 driving skill the same (its a straight line anyway -_-) he has an advantage?
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