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    Does anyone know what is better increascing Torque or BHP, as in what will help me pull a way quicker?

    also i know this might sound a silly question, but im still looking into changing my whole exhaust system from the header to the back box,

    as i have been looking on different sites some exhaust company make proper twin pipe systems and other have a single pipe in the centre then back into a twin pipe again, so what is better a single or a twin pipe system

    id better state that my car is a 1999 E46 328i manual touring
     
     

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    torque is what makes you pull away quicker..bhp is more related too top end speed...when i spoke too a-l tuning the guy was delighted when i told him bhp was off no concern to me...just torque..tho in increasing one you always increase the other so wn win
     
     

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    Lots of both!

    Seriously though, it depends on how you drive - if you like overtaking without having to change down a gear with a big surge of power, torque is king, but if you love stirring the gearbox, horsepower is probably more important than outright torque as the gearbox will act as a torque multiplier.

    A car with high torque figures is quite often the nicest to drive in the real world if you don't go screaming around everywhere, hence why a well tuned modernish diesel can be huge fun, as long as you wear earplugs.
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    BHP is a result of Torque, therefore you want torque, but its not quite that simple.
     
     

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    There is an old saying " BHP Sells cars, Torque wins races " Not saying you want to race but as said, Torque is better for acceleration
     
     

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    Its all about torque =P
     
     

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    Torque is cheap,

    Or so I heard............
     
     

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    For the exhaust I would think a twin system would be better flowing than a 2-1-2 system.
     
     

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    this is how i compare them, i had a renault 19 16v with 137bhp, and about 113lb torque, would rev and fly higher up the range, but when you started putting people in it was like a notch of the handbrake had been applyed each time a person got in!, i also had a 2l gte 16v with 150bhp,and 144lb torque, it was only just qicker on pick up, but with people in it was miles faster faster due to more torque, infact it felt as quick with 2 passengers as the renault did with just me,
    A turbo diesel will pull all day long with a car full and luggage just like it does with nothing in it due to the mass's of torque, petrol will struggle and you can tell there is weight in the car! unless its a turbo of cause!, but then again its a mass of torque too!
     
     

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    my m44 struggles with its measly 133lb ft. As soon as there's more than two of you in the car its hard to keep the revs down and make decent progress. High revs = grumpy grannies.
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