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Author Topic:   add weight or not add weight
fastow
Member
posted August 04, 2003 12:01 AM
My thought is why would you want to add more weight for the motor to have to drag around.
I would try to make it work by springs and shocks.

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Raz_900
Member
posted August 04, 2003 10:32 AM
I run about 48.5" rear weight and it seems to work fine. At least that's what it was a last check. If you get in the ballpark, springs and shocks can take care of the rest. With alot of rear weight, you'll haveta run slightly heavier springs. The 'dynamic weight', i.e. what the tires actually see going around the track, is what matters. I prolly run 25 lb lighter rear springs and a softer rear shock than someone with 4 % more rear static weight. On the track, the tires prolly see the same thing or somewhere close.


tilley88
Member
posted August 04, 2003 01:37 PM
If the car gets plenty of bite and handles well then leave it alone. If you need more bite or have an ill handling car, you might consider adding weight. A heavy car that gets thru the corners good is faster than a light car that handles bad.


racer17j
Member
posted August 04, 2003 04:58 PM
i'm with tilly if it aint broke don't try to fix it but if you do need the weight put a small amount as far back as you can will give you better % with less actual weight is there anything you can move around now like the battery where is it mounted ?


fastow
Member
posted August 05, 2003 09:32 PM
what are you running for air pressure and stagger front and rears/


tilley88
Member
posted August 06, 2003 12:19 AM
Give us more info on car type, springs, shocks, track, etc.


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