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  • Piston

    3 12.00%
  • Piston turbo

    5 20.00%
  • Piston supercharger

    5 20.00%
  • Rotary

    1 4.00%
  • Rotary turbo

    2 8.00%
  • Diesel

    0 0%
  • Diesel turbo

    3 12.00%
  • Huh

    6 24.00%
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    Admin- I'm growing CPs in the Desert of Tucson, Az. adnedarn's Avatar
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    Here we go!! Which do you prefer? Not just for racing... but over all. Performance, reliability, everyday use (towing etc) I put mine on piston turbo. It used to be piston supercharger, but turbo has come a looooong way.
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    well the rotary is still sorta "new" and alot of people dont know about these as the post i have made. ill be honest, the rotary engine is sorta "short lived" than the pistion engine. a good thing about the rotaries is that there are less moving parts that cause vibration. if you break down a piston engine and a rotary engine, youll "see" what im talking about. plus there are fewer "strokes/cycles" in a rotary...
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (fc3srx713b @ Dec. 16 2005,12:52)]well the rotary is still sorta "new" and ...
    The first Wankel engine was tested in 1957, so I wouldn't call it "new". The NSU Ro80 from 1967 was propably the most famous car using this type of engine.

    Joachim

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    I'm enamored with the days before electronics when people had to be brilliant mechanical engineers (clockwork and the like) to make things come alive. I like the rotary engine a lot in theory because of that... reengineering rather than throwing more parts at our problems. But from what I've heard (I'm no car expert) they still need some more design attention.

    Most new car features I can think of now are just designers inventing problems to solve so it looks like they're improving things, and making us pay triple to get simple things repaired as a result.

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    what no plasma engines?! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4527696.stm

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Joachim Danz @ Dec. 16 2005,2:16)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (fc3srx713b @ Dec. 16 2005,12:52)]well the rotary is still sorta "new" and ...
    The first Wankel engine was tested in 1957, so I wouldn't call it "new". The NSU Ro80 from 1967 was propably the most famous car using this type of engine.

    Joachim
    Your kidding me right? The most famous, best selling, most winning rotary car is the three generations of the RX7.

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    Vroom! I'd say rotary, 'cuz I think rotary is a cool technology and is definitely up-and-coming, but I'm buying a piston-driven turbo soon so that's what I voted for... Putting my mouth where my money is, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Joachim Danz @ Dec. 16 2005,11:16)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (fc3srx713b @ Dec. 16 2005,12:52)]well the rotary is still sorta "new" and ...
    The first Wankel engine was tested in 1957, so I wouldn't call it "new". The NSU Ro80 from 1967 was propably the most famous car using this type of engine.

    Joachim
    "new" to the people has always been. as far as i know about the rotary engines, its been on cars such as r100, rx2, rx3, rx4, rx7, and now rx8.
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