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How to get more low end torque? What to buy/mod? That's really what this car is missing...

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To get more torque, you have to either add boost (supercharger/turbocharger) or cubic inches (3.0L).....or multiply the torque you already have with a higher (numerical) axle gear (though the Cougar already comes with something of a 4.10 axle ratio on MTX).
 

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Foeraus is right, to a point.

Anytime you modify the engine, ostensibly you do so to increase the amount of power it produces. The raw force generated by an engine is measured in ft/lbs or n/m, depending on what side of the border you're from (eh?). This is force over distance- Turning power. Modifying your engine will increase the amount of this force, but not in any seriously appreciable amount without F/I or more displacement.

Horsepower is a derivative of torque. HP=(torque*RPM)/5252

So, increase torque by a little, and you increase hp by a greater margin as you rev up. That's how Hondas make 240hp with a puny <2.0L engine- They rev the hell out of it.
 
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