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Engine program: list of importance to you

  • Maximum HP produced or capability

    Votes: 3 15.8%
  • Cost

    Votes: 4 21.1%
  • Reliability

    Votes: 10 52.6%
  • Maintenance or complexity

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Complexity

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Appearance

    Votes: 1 5.3%
  • Noise

    Votes: 1 5.3%
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Highaboosta
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List the importance of the following parameters when choosing an engine program.

1) Maximum HP produced or capabilities

2) Cost

3) Reliability

4) Maintenance

5) Complexity or Simplicity

6) Appearance

7) Noise
 

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lmao:D good 1 mark
 

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You should have a couple of classifications for noise.....like idle chop and blower surge amongst others. hil:)
 

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Well here's my top 5 and they're intertwined a little. :)sphss

1) Reliability
2) Maintainence
3) Cost
4) Power
5) Appearance
 

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i'm goin with :

3) Reliability
5) Complexity or Simplicity
1) Maximum HP produced or capabilities
2) Cost
7) Noise
6) Appearance
4) Maintenance for me is fun, its nice to have a reason to be out in da shop sometimes:D
 

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Depends on the application. Of course reliability must come first in all engine combos in my eyes. My preference for a race application would be:

1. Reliability
2. Cost (pretty much determines HP)
3. Maximum HP
4. Maintenance (I don't mind doing maintenance. Getting ready to do some this weekend at the oldman's shop)
5. Noise (Doesn't bother me either way)
6. Looks (who cares what it looks like)
 

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Highaboosta
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Good,
My list is the order I put them up in,

1,2,3,4,5,6,7
 

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# 2 cost because if you have the $$$$$$$$$$$ the rest can be taken care of.
but after 1; cost
2; reliablity (its no good if its broken)
3; maxinum hp (its all about how fast it will go)
4; maintenance (half to do it to keep reliablity)
5; looks (if the rest of the boat/car /truck or bike is nice why not finish it right.
6; noise ( it is what it is );)
 

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3) Reliability
5) Complexity or Simplicity
1) Maximum HP produced or capabilities
4) Maintenance
2) Cost
6) Appearance
7) Noise
 

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This is getting interesting already.
Appearance seems to be way down the list for most but that was brought up a lot in recent dsicussions.
 

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3) Reliability, Dependability, and Repeatability. without those three attributes, save yourself some anguish and keep it on the trailer.
2) Cost. because that will effectively determine how much a person will spend to obtain:
1) Maximum HP produced or capabilities.
4) Maintenance. only as it relates to 3) above. will those attributes be sustainable for several hundred 1/4 mile passes? or are we just talking about towing innertubes?
5) Complexity or Simplicity, only as it affects 3) above. if the boat is filled with complex systems and components, component failure probability increases.


36) Appearance. form, fit, function. beyond that, chrome don't win races.
37) Noise. gimme a break...
 

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This is getting interesting already.
Appearance seems to be way down the list for most but that was brought up a lot in recent dsicussions.
look at the 1's who keep bringing it up:D i getta laugh everytime :p i'd rather be fast than look cool:)devil
 

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This is getting interesting already.
Appearance seems to be way down the list for most but that was brought up a lot in recent dsicussions.
I was one of the ones regularly bringing up the appearance factor with my "turbo's look funny and sound gay" comments. To be honest, I was mostly screwing around with you turbo guys. As the thread progressed, it turned into a very good discussion and I learned a bunch about turbos. That said, and IMHO, boats are different than cars, both in terms of making them fast and how they have to look, so appearance matters. I like my stuff nice, but budget is nearly always the top of the list. To the list:

1. Cost & Reliablity (tied, can't afford to race a grenade)
2. HP produced
3. Maintenance
4. Appearance
5. Noise (to be honest, I wish my blower motor was WAY quiter)
6. Complexity (nothing is complex if you understand it. At this point a turbo is complex to me, but wouldn't be by the time I raced one if I went that way)
 

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1. cost
2. complexity (i love it when people scratch their heads trying to figure out what's going on!)
3. reliability
4. hp
5. maintenance
6. noise
7. appearance (in the sense of the fads. i really like a clean, nice wiring and good color/polish contrast, but could care less about what the "cool look" is and having that)
 

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look at the 1's who keep bringing it up:D i getta laugh everytime :p i'd rather be fast than look cool:)devil
The 2 aren't mutually exclusive. You can make fast AND make it nice. It's gotta be both....
 

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The 2 aren't mutually exclusive. You can make fast AND make it nice. It's gotta be both....
why? chrome more aerodynamic or something? i'm goin with the rough alum look , kinda like the dimple-on-a-ball theory:D
 
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