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Old 02-19-2004, 07:28 PM   #31
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That'* an interesting point macho_mike....
More weight for front for better grip... less weight in the back.

Or reducing the weight all around, not just the hood.... aluminum body.. like the Audi'* I believe. Or maybe it'* some other type of light weight metal that'* really strong.

We could use titanium..
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Old 02-19-2004, 07:54 PM   #32
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Jason...the roof, hood and trunk of my car is all aluminum and the body panels are dual sided galvanized steel.

MachoMan, I like your logic, heavy front end keeps the front down, but no matter what, you hammer down on these powerful cars and the front lurches.
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Originally Posted by macho_mike21
I knew my depleted uranium would come in handy someday...

Wait, arnt our cars FWD??? And dont we want the weight over the front wheels that are under the HOOD? I think it would make more sense to have a CF trunk than a CF hood on a FWD car. Isn't this part of the reason that 00+ Bonnies are slower than the 96-99 flavors? Correct me if I'm wrong.
Improving the already nose-heavy (due to the FWD) weight distribution in any way should be helpful for handling, you know. RWD Toyota Cressida = 52/48 from the factory. If our cars were RWD, they'd naturally be more balanced, but until then, weight off the front = handling.
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