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Weight Reduction/Accleration

LifeRollsOn

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282
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Nov 5, 2002
Lebanon_PA
I was wondering how much my 0-60mph time would improve or my 1/4 mile time if I would remove my spare tire and tools? How about my spare tire and back seat? Would it make a difference? How much slower would my car be if I added a Sub? I heard it can make you noticably slower. :confused: :dsm:
 

Misundaztood

Proven Member
1,500
2
Oct 10, 2002
Temple, Texas
It all depends on the sub. I think you can get lightweight subs for performance cars. Check out www.sounddomain.com for more info.
About removing weight, it's not goin' to gain much in accelaration. Are you at or mt? If your mt, & if you can drive, you should run bout' 16.88 or so at the track. Removing all that stuff will probally drop that to about 16.68. Now I'm just guessing on all this, so someone who acually knows what their talking about, please chime in.
 

InferiorWang

Proven Member
1,353
2
May 18, 2002
Nashville/Knoxville, Tennessee
the rule of thumb is you can gain about .1 sec for every 100lbs you toss out of your car
 

gsxguy

yeah i was wondering about removing the rear seats to shave off lbs too. i think that it would slightly improve performance, handling, and fuel economy.
 

LifeRollsOn

Proven Member
282
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Nov 5, 2002
Lebanon_PA
I am manual trans and I can drive it good. I was looking at subs on there but alot of them don't tell you how much they weigh... Do you think that a sub or 2 would make a noticable loss in acceleration because I've heard it can...?
 

headrec*

Proven Member
358
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Dec 9, 2002
Ogden, Utah
If your going to the track then remove your front seat if you can too. It's actually heavier than the back seat.
 

bnpimpn

Proven Member
604
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May 10, 2002
medicine hat, Alberta_Canada
after adding my subs, mycars performance took aGIANT drop...but then again...i have NO trunk...and the box weighs a ton....if u can try to get a fiberglass box, im doing that this summer...hopefully i'll have a different car though too.
 

LifeRollsOn

Proven Member
282
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Nov 5, 2002
Lebanon_PA
Thanks for the feedback.. I decided I'm just gonna forget the subs and put the money into an EGT gauge instead after I get my Hahn kit this spring.
 
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