breadbox wrote:Yeah was looking at the ratings for the z24 yesterday. something like 130hp at 2800 and 103 TQ at 4800
got those backwards man.... 130 TQ and 103 HP... you got the RPMs right, though.
Remember, however, that is the rating at the crank
on a brand new well maintained
Z24 at sea level
. AKA, real ratings this day in age are more like 90 at sea level, 80 at an altitude like mine. Add in the fast that those numbers are still at the crank, and you're looking at like 60 WHP for a stock Z24. I've actually watched the KA in a hardbody pull 68 WHP at my altitude. Thinking up here, a stock Z24 would pull 52-55 WHP.
The torque on the other hand is quite nice. Torque is what gives you acceleration, and these trucks make it quite well. All that means is you'll run out of any sort of useful acceleration by 4,000RPM... which most of you have probably realized.