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post #12 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2014
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Originally Posted by Macabre View Post
I don't know a whole lot about 1000+ hp cars, but I would think you would want a heavier duty transmission if you planned on driving a 1000 hp car down the strip. Do transmissions that are rated for 700+ hp take more hp to spin than the stock transmission (in this case, the MT82)? If so, maybe 15% is the generic rule of thumb for an "appropriate" transmission, given a certain amount of power. Forgive me if this is a stupid question.

All I'm saying is that all things being the same, a percentage is not a good rule of thumb for parasitic loss.

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