Is the Phantom in The Lost and Damned's Gang Wars have a Unique Black Color? ----User:Halcrow1215 March 30, 2014, 9:16 (UTC)
Which semi/tractor trailer is the most powerful in the game?
Phantom vs Packer vs Hauler vs Barracks Semi I am pretty sure the Barracks one is the most powerful, but I am wondering what one is the best after that, and then after that, and so on. I am mostly concerned about power and overall performance. B-Swan (talk) 07:02, July 13, 2014 (UTC)
After seeing major confusion on Youtube Videos' comment sections featuring a Phantom, and seeing people not correctly understanding what "Valves" are or where they are seen. I have come here to explain what they do before these disputes come here and conflict edits...
"Valves" are small air vents found in engines, more specifically the cylinders. They are connected with a belt (or chain on some vehicles) to the crankshaft (the thing which is turned to create motion for the wheels). They let air into the cylinder, so when the piston retracts upwards, fuel and air combine along with a spark to create a miniture explosion within the cylinder. This explosion forces the piston back down, therefore turning the crank shaft back down. There's enough force to spin the crankshaft right round, then another explosion happens. This is the evolution of a piston!
Now, back to GTA. The Phantom (and Packer) has badging on its bodywork, reading "V24 Supercharged", this does NOT mean it has 24 cylinders (nothing has that many). This means it has 24 valves. Now, on a standard V8 engine, V8 engines tend to have 3 valves for each piston, so that would equal 24 valves total. On a standard Inline 6, they have 4 valves per cyclinder, meaning it would equal 24 valves in total. Now, here in little ol' England, trucks are flat fronted, and therefore could no-way size a V8 engine, so the only option left would be an Inline 6 (which they have). American big-rigs (such as the Peterbilt 379, aka Phantom) have a large hood, which can hold V8s).