Originally Posted by redranger4.0
I couldnt stand the RPM range on the SOHC, my 05 didnt really pull till like 3500 and my 2000 OHV always pulled best 15-2500.
Then something must have been wrong with your SOHC engine. The OHC and SOHC engines both have the same torque at 1600 rpm. Below that the OHC has a little more torque and above the SOHC has anywhere from a little more torque to a lot more torque. There is nothing on the torque or hp curve that indicates there is anything special about 3500 rpm with the SOHC engine.
My SOHC engine pulls reasonably well at 2,000 rpm but likes 2,500 rpm better.