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Old 04-22-2010, 10:59 AM
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Anyone wish G37 gained tq instead of hp?

Applies to all G37s, but since I have a sedan, I'll post it here. When Infiniti went from the 3.5 to the 3.7, hp went up 22 but torque only went up 1. Now, that's great for marketing and all-out driving (1/4 mile runs seem to be about .2 quicker). But I'm guessing, since I haven't owned a G before, that for everyday, not going over 4000 rpm driving, that there isn't much of a difference. So I was wondering if anyone else feels that Infiniti should have increased the tq instead of hp with the displacement increase? Just thinking out loud.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:03 AM
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yes it would have been nice if both went up proportionally, but in terms of everyday driving I go well over 4000 rpm every single time I drive...
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:20 AM
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I go over 4,000 rpm every day and I'm trying hard not to. (break-in period).
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:23 AM
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... but yes, I would love some more torque and would sacrifice some HP to get it.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:31 AM
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They did flatten out the torque curve quite a bit versus the VQ35HR.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:40 AM
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270 torque is a lot to get out of a V6 motor before going FI.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnEnglish View Post
They did flatten out the torque curve quite a bit versus the VQ35HR.
Ah, ok. That was something I was thinking, even though peak tq didn't really increase, maybe they flattened the curve. Glad to hear that's what happened. Like I said, I haven't owned a G35, so I can't compare but it sounds like the 35 (especially the first-gen) was more peaky than the 37?

And yes, 270 lbs/ft of tq is good for a N/A V6. I realize it's not a V8, it needs to rev more, so I'm adjusting my driving accordingly. I was just spoiled by the RS6's 415 tq from 1950-5600 rpms.
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still... a little more torque wouldn't hurt
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I got an awesome mod to get loads of torque.



............ traded the G37 for a 2009 CTS-V 551 lbs torque. Sorry, had to do it.

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In all fairness, they did bump up the redline as well meaning the powerband is larger now (you spend more time there), I dont know why everyone ignores that and just looks at numbers
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Originally Posted by Remo101 View Post
I got an awesome mod to get loads of torque.



............ traded the G37 for a 2009 CTS-V 551 lbs torque. Sorry, had to do it.

I still hate you.
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I dont know why everyone ignores that and just looks at numbers
Bench racing
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Originally Posted by Remo101 View Post
I got an awesome mod to get loads of torque.



............ traded the G37 for a 2009 CTS-V 551 lbs torque. Sorry, had to do it.
Well that would certainly do it -lol. I test-drove a C63 and IS-F a couple weeks ago, and while the wheels of nonsense were turning in my head for a few days, crunching the numbers and all that, I realized I would right back into the maintenance hell that comes with those super sedans. A major reason I sold my RS6.

Anyway, it's apples to oranges. Those cars are a whole different can of worms to a G37. Compared to its actual competitors, i.e. C300, 328i, IS 350, etc., it's still the best choice, IMO.
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Originally Posted by jwoods986 View Post
Well that would certainly do it -lol. I test-drove a C63 and IS-F a couple weeks ago, and while the wheels of nonsense were turning in my head for a few days, crunching the numbers and all that, I realized I would right back into the maintenance hell that comes with those super sedans. A major reason I sold my RS6.

Anyway, it's apples to oranges. Those cars are a whole different can of worms to a G37. Compared to its actual competitors, i.e. C300, 328i, IS 350, etc., it's still the best choice, IMO.
In it's class G37 is the best IMO as well. That's why I bought it. Dead sexy car.
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I feel we need more torque in our cars because once you get used to it, it seems to get slower and slower. this is the reason i will be Supercharging my sedan once the Still supercharger kit is released then i wouldnt mind enjoying the 340-360 ft lbs of torque (depending on how much boost is applied)
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