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Old 03-12-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
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Want to loose weight

I was wondering if anyone worked out
what 10 lb of weight saving would equate into result HP gain?
It might matter what year you have. I have a 2002 S.

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Drag racers have a rule of thumb I've heard a few times. A 100lb loss is = to 10 hp gain on an average passenger automobile. Either one resulting in approximately a .1 sec improvement in a 1/4 mile run. 10lbs isn't very significant at all and would be roughly equivalent to 1 hp in terms of acceleration.
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:27 AM   #3
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Get rid of your spare tire, over weight battery and try this once a day .
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:20 AM   #4
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Drag racers have a rule of thumb I've heard a few times. A 100lb loss is = to 10 hp gain on an average passenger automobile. Either one resulting in approximately a .1 sec improvement in a 1/4 mile run. 10lbs isn't very significant at all and would be roughly equivalent to 1 hp in terms of acceleration.
Probably pretty accurate. The good news is losing weight also improves braking distance, grip levels, cornering speeds, and suspension movement. On a tight road course 100 lbs weight loss might be worth 1/2 sec. Your mileage may vary.

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