[s-cars] Stromung, worth it?

Kirby Smith kirby.a.smith at verizon.net
Mon Jan 20 08:45:07 EST 2003

Isn't it the polar moment of inertia that matters here?  Even if the
c.g. moved forward, the weight on the front wheels would still be less,
as well as at the back, so no degradation of braking would be expected.
I think the polar MoI would drop (slightly) and thereby (barely) improve

kirby (with stock exhaust)

FvAMI at aol.com wrote:
> --
> [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
> In a message dated 1/17/03 2:00:54 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> Keith.Maddock at trw.com writes:
> > The "Added Lightness" of the Stromung is also a benefit in my book
> >
> >
> The first thing I would ask myself is what did it do to the CG (Center of
> Gravity). Lighter is good for acceleration but it may not be a great benefit
> to your handling if you moved the CG forward. It appears that our cars
> typically have a fair amount of weight up front and a lighter exhaust would
> probably move it forward.
> If you don't have a 92 you could add the rear sway bar to help neutralize the
> CG shift.
> Best regards,
> Feico van der Laan
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