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Old 03-21-2013, 01:49 AM   #7
Steve Tinker
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Originally Posted by Porsche Pete View Post
re wheels;
Have read a few hundred threads on wheels etc., and i am interested why people get
obsessed with the weight....Its not a race car after all.. Chuck the passenger out or lose a few pounds and diet??
Clear all the crap out of the boot....and only ever have no more than 1/2 tank of fuel??? These all save weight dont they
Its called unsprung weight....
If you reduced your wheels / brakes / tyres / lower suspension parts by (say) 20%the suspension and tyres react so much quicker and more accurately to road imperfections and change of direction. Even in a road car this is a real advantage which you can actually feel on the street.
A 5kg unsprung weight loss is roughly equal to a 25kg body weight loss, maybe even more on the track.....
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