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rwd vs fwd vs awd on drivetrain loss

This is a discussion on rwd vs fwd vs awd on drivetrain loss within the Dyno Information forums, part of the Racing Forums category; Hypothetically speaking say you have the same engine set into three different cars one with fwd one awd and one ...

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    rwd vs fwd vs awd on drivetrain loss

    Hypothetically speaking say you have the same engine set into three different cars one with fwd one awd and one rwd what's the power train loss say on 350hp engine with a six manual trans?

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    If I had to guess -- 12 to 15% on the front or rear wheel drive and 18 to 20% on the AWD. There are a variety of articles on the internet that talk about this topic.

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    I think you would have the least loss with the fwd setup, awd will give you the most loss and rwd will be little better than awd because they both run driveshafts but the awd has a transfer case up front as well. you get a huge hp loss transfering power over a 4' tube from front to rear with a driveshaft, That is why electric motors have so much torque because they are direct drive. A 350 hp rwd vehicle should put down 285 to 290 rwhp.
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    Thanks guys some kid at an ABC warehouse in town is trying to tell me his stealth has 350 whp I told him the cengine has 350 it takes from the power to transfer it to the rubbers.

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