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Old 12-29-2003, 04:04   #1 (permalink)
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weighed my ea today

weight of my car, ea sedan with me in it with little fuel came to 1620kg. alot heavier than i thought. its on gas btw too, so maybe the tank in the boot adds the extra? but yeah surprising
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Yeah the gas tank adds quite a bit. I haven't used my gas system in over a year, but the tank is still sitting there full of gas weighing my car down.
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Old 12-29-2003, 04:54   #3 (permalink)
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damn that's heavy. when you look at your times and then how much it weighs that's a fair effort mate.
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Old 12-29-2003, 05:06   #4 (permalink)
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lol my race weight would have been a few kilos more than that possibly, as i have to have enough fuel to get home from heathcote!
but the 3.9 does allright, it will be interesting to see what it can produce at heathcote on the 10th.
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How heavy are you? My XH ute was 1600kg without me in it.

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How heavy are you? My XH ute was 1600kg without me in it.
They are damn good times considering the cars weight, if our dyno results are comparable, my ute should run a low 14, if I drive it as good as you do.

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if u have a lsd and some good rubber u should be fine. at calder with the 3.45lsd and 225's it had heaps of grip. different story with a 2.92 open wheeler.
im 85kg on a good day, maybe if my g/f drives it ill get a 13 second pass lol
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I have a 9" LSD in the ute, but the clutches are stuffed. I'm rebuilding it over the next couple of weeks. It's also 3.5:1.
Rubber is 255/40/17, so there is plenty of meat, though it still lights them up far to easy.
I feel the suspension is too firm for decent launches, it's more setup for circuit racing.

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Old 12-30-2003, 01:45   #9 (permalink)
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Hmm, over 1.6tonne is kinda nasty, but also good.. the more it weighs, the more there is to remove :) If you can drop a couple hundred kg of creature comforts (seats are pretty useless, as are doors, if you think about it :), you could run 13's :)
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Old 12-30-2003, 03:27   #10 (permalink)
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Does anyone actually know the rules with running with no door trims? If you really wanteed to go lightweight you could remove the trims, back seat, passenger seat, carpet, centre console, spare tire, make up some polucarbonate windows, remove both headlights, put some steelie tires on (if they were lighter). I guess if you had to run with something on the doors you could make something out of cardboard to keep them happy.

Flat 14 for a goal anyone?
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