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View Poll Results: Cubic Inches or Liters
Old School Cubic Inches, don't like Liters 41 78.85%
Prefer Liters 1 1.92%
Don't care its the performance counts 10 19.23%
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Old 01-07-2006, 10:48 AM   #1
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xxxCID vs x.xL

Old school I guess but I still prefer Cubic Inches instead of Liters.
Everything at work is measured in liters and I have grown to use it because I have to, and it sounds like it belongs in a bottle (not bad either) but doesn't Cubic Inches sound better than Liters for engine speak?
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Old 01-07-2006, 10:52 AM
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Hey I'm with ya. I prefer CID myself
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Old 01-07-2006, 11:42 AM
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Talking about 'cubes and American iron just kinda makes sense.....


However:

In a discussion with a ricer, it might be fun to let them know I've got a "10-liter" under the hood.....???
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um, in the right context. i like good ole standard measure... but when you pull up to a kid with a 2 liter and tell him that you got 7.4, see if hell try and mess with you
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I'm in school in engineering, so i see a lot fo both SI and english units.

I hate using Si, but truely, as i grew up learning about motors, I always knew the CI size and L size. When it came to engines, it never really bothered me....it seemed natural?

5.0L, 5.7L, 350, 454, 305 etc all seems the same to me!
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i like cid just because its more precise not just rounded to the 1/10th liter
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I like both I know both so it doesn't matter. Talking to the ricers is fun though.
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I live in Germany so saying I have a 7.0L engine gets tem to drop their jaw
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Strange .... this popularity for a old British unit of measure when metric is the prevailing International unit of measure.
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For me it really depends what I'm talking about. Most of the time I do 'L' due to it's universal popularity.

But if it's an American V8 - I go CID all the way. I know the 'L', but prefer the CID
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