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Re: Straight Sixers - 12 valve versus 24 valve
« Reply #50 on: September 02, 2011, 08:23:19 PM »
so what parts do you need??
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Re: Straight Sixers - 12 valve versus 24 valve
« Reply #51 on: September 19, 2011, 10:07:27 PM »
12v sucks, unless your looking for a cheap anchor for your private cruise liner! It's not so much the power but the sheer weight of the damn thing. 24v is heavy enough!!!

24v is lighter and more powerful, this means not only more acceleration but less weight means better braking and handling. Ok there are a few design flaws but they can be fixed if your willing to spend some money.

I used to have a 12v, sounded ace but I just can't see potential in them.

also people can't deny the 24v looks flapping awesome under the bonnet
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Re: Straight Sixers - 12 valve versus 24 valve
« Reply #52 on: November 19, 2011, 07:58:53 PM »
In a previous post on this thread, I think its post #44, I said the car had 232 bhp at the wheels. As you may have guessed, I got it wrong. I should have said it was at the flywheel.

I never noticed my mistake until reading the thread again.
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Re: Straight Sixers - 12 valve versus 24 valve
« Reply #53 on: October 21, 2012, 03:20:22 PM »
my favorite is the 24v yes its more complex and not as reliable as a 12v down to early weak chains rivets not pened over properly etc and timming guides were made of crap material on early cars.
later cars better also it important to change oil more often as another problem was chain tensioners sticking on cars were maintainence was a bit lacking.
I personaly like the turbo like effect of the duel ram system opening up at 4000 revs though with my abs type 3 chip this is practacly gone now.
I also like the 12v its smoother and quieter than a 24v and a lot cheaper to maintain timming kits around 130 and easier to get. but once you have a soughted 24v its just so much more pokey especialy higher up the rev range i like both in different ways but 24v is the one i would choose.

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Re: Straight Sixers - 12 valve versus 24 valve
« Reply #54 on: October 21, 2012, 05:21:33 PM »
12v quieter? Must have heard some knackered 24v's then!!

Also "turbo like effect of the duel ram system opening up at 4000 revs", you need to come out in a proper turbo car chap!
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Re: Straight Sixers - 12 valve versus 24 valve
« Reply #55 on: October 21, 2012, 08:33:31 PM »
Would that be a Koenigsegg?
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Re: Straight Sixers - 12 valve versus 24 valve
« Reply #56 on: October 21, 2012, 08:36:46 PM »
Would that be a Koenigsegg?

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Re: Straight Sixers - 12 valve versus 24 valve
« Reply #57 on: October 21, 2012, 08:38:54 PM »
Nah the Camo special!!
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Re: Straight Sixers - 12 valve versus 24 valve
« Reply #58 on: October 21, 2012, 08:48:45 PM »
Nah the Camo special!!

yeh, knew that, was just teasing  :D  :D
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Re: Straight Sixers - 12 valve versus 24 valve
« Reply #59 on: October 21, 2012, 09:04:48 PM »
And me  ;D
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Re: Straight Sixers - 12 valve versus 24 valve
« Reply #60 on: October 21, 2012, 10:11:59 PM »
Any older turbo engine really that has a good kick, but even modern engines have more kick that the dual ram opening. I'd compare the kick of a dual ram more to VTEC on a honda lump.
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Re: Straight Sixers - 12 valve versus 24 valve
« Reply #61 on: October 22, 2012, 05:03:32 PM »
Any older turbo engine really that has a good kick, but even modern engines have more kick that the dual ram opening. I'd compare the kick of a dual ram more to VTEC on a honda lump.

must be something wrong wiv mine then, coz mine kicks in like a punch in the teeth  ;D better then any honda lump  :P
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Re: Straight Sixers - 12 valve versus 24 valve
« Reply #62 on: October 24, 2012, 12:22:05 PM »
May be my 2.0 needs a dual ram set up. Think mine is constipated as it won't pass nothing!!
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