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Subject: RE: Super-Maggot/slight MG content
From: "Dodd, Kelvin" <>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 12:12:07 -0800
In a message dated 08/02/02 11:00:44 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

    New aftermarket cam for Dodge Cummins Turbo Diesel Mechanical Fuel
Injection $100.00

    Increases power from 160HP stock to 290HP, installs in 15 minutes.
Ya gotta love it.  It makes squeezing power out of sports cars seem kinda

Bill Spohn replies:

>>Some engines have limits intentionally designed in, normally making them
that much more reliable.<<

        A very good point for all would be tuners to understand.  The Dodge
as an example has a light duty automatic transmission that can only reliably
handle the detuned 160HP engine.  Increases in power are made with the
understanding that under high load the transmission may fail prematurely.
The cheap $100 injection cam uprate in engine power can only be used
effectively after spending at least $1500 to strengthen the transmission.

        There is always a weak link, whether it is a connecting rod,
transmission, clutch or the nut behind the wheel.  Any increase in
performance must start with finding the weak link and strengthening that
component first.


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