That's wheely interesting
@ TouchMyCatEars, go home you are being punny
@ TouchMyCatEars, I hate you right now. *upvotes*
@BigJohnson86, Nah you don't 💜
The actually power your wheels get vs the actual horse power your engines makes , let’s keep it simple, your engine puts out 100 horses, but it’s gotta distribute that and the gears gotta spin etc. Ect. So your wheels only get 75hp
@DrSin, thanks, I had no clue what crank horsepower or wheel horsepower meant. Measuring things in the power of horses is very confusing to me.
@NotFlat, the power loss through distribution from the source of output of power. Ton of math involved.
Crank horsepower is what you get if you take a fully functioning engine with no transmission, and hook the flywheel up to a dyno. Wheel horsepower is exactly what it sounds like
@DrSin, yeah pretty much. That's why so many cars have 8-10 speed transmissions now, to keep the loss of power at more of a constant as you switch gears.
For those who dont know shjt about cars, think of it like this: ride a 10 speed mountain bike through all the gears, then do the same with a 20 speed. You'll notice that (given it takes the same amount of time to change gears on both to achieve highest gear), your legs do a lot less work and you achieve top speed faster i.e. less loss of power