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Old 09-10-2007, 04:23 PM   #1
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maybe a silly question, but how much power is lost in the mx-5/miata drivetrain, and how could you minimise these losses?
motor/diffmounts or what else?
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i think the loss is around 20-25hp
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its simple to get it back really, minimize the rotating mass. Lighten the flywheel, crankshaft, get lighter (and smaller usually) wheels, and lighten up the internals a bit too.
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I have heard assume 79% of flywheel power reaches the rear tires. I would think switching the tranny and diff. fluids to synthetics would probably take off 1-2% of that.
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