[BiturboS4] Wheel time
ian at codrus.com
Thu Mar 13 09:20:09 EST 2003
On Mar 13, 2003 john sonty wrote:
> Some dude on AW did a while back. I don't remember the exact
> numbers but do remember he concluded that the whole 5-10x
> weight-savings thing was a myth.. but again, this was from a
> post on AW so who knows.. ??
It varies from car to car. One factor is the sprung/unsprung weight
ratio. All else being equal (which it isn't), a car with twice the
sprung weight will notice half the effect from a fixed increase in
Suspension design also factors into it. Miatas, for example, come
with fairly lightweight wheels from the factory (12lbs or so).
Increasing the wheel weight by just a few pounds has noticable effects
on the handling.
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