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Engine Rebuild Specialists APM Heavy Duty Explain the Tradeoffs of Increasing Horsepower

The Deutz diesel engine dealer, APM Heavy Duty, discusses the disadvantages of adding horsepower to your motor. Greater performance often requires under-the-hood upgrades.
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    ATLANTA, GA, April 24, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Deutz diesel engine supplier, APM Heavy Duty, addresses the drawbacks of adding more horsepower to your vehicle.

Superior performance is a must on and off the road and having a faster car is a lot of fun. Top-end speed and enhanced power output in high gear is directly related to how much horsepower a vehicle has. Torque is also very important for Cummins diesel engines, as this is what allows you to haul heavy loads and move quickly from a stop.

Horsepower Changes the Driving Dynamic...for Better or for Worse
Although there are many clear performance benefits of adding HP, there are a few drawbacks that every car enthusiast and grease head alike needs to realize.

Despite what many people may think, vehicles with higher amounts of horsepower do not always suffer from poor fuel economy. Plenty of sports cars get decent gas mileage and yet still go 0 to 60 in under six seconds. The main factor to consider when adding upgrades is the limitations of your car or truck's stock setup.

What starts out as a simple job can quickly turn into a full-blown overhaul, depending of course on how far you want to go. For example, installing new fuel injectors may also mean buying a custom lift and injection pump, as the stock parts will likely be incompatible or unable to keep up.

According to David DeBuc, Vice President of APM Engine Parts, "Your car or truck will inevitably feel different on the road and that will require some getting used to. More top-end speed may compromise low-end torque rations, something most diesel owners place a high emphasis on."

APM Engine Parts sells a vast array of Perkins diesel engine parts. For more information, feel free to visit

About APM Heavy Duty:

APM Heavy Duty is a division of APM Inc., a family-owned business operating in Metro Atlanta since 1961. We have a comprehensive selection of engine parts and offer a wide variety of services as well, including complete engine rebuilding, crankshaft grinding and restoration, and cylinder boring and honing.

For more information, visit

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