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Old 06-09-2006, 10:22 AM   #31
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If you remove sprung weight, like seats, spare tires and the jack, the car will ride higher, making it less aerodynamic.
I removed my coilovers and went back to the standard springs and ride height because of the harsh ride. The ride height was raised 1.75". I have noticed no ill effects to FE at highway speeds.
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Old 06-09-2006, 05:45 PM   #32
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seriously a 100 lbs won't raise the car when it weighs 3000 lbs. Now if you remove the 400+lb motor then it will raise.
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The front of my car is noticably higher after dropping ~50 pounds from the transmission swap. About a finger higher based on my finger measurements,
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Old 06-09-2006, 05:51 PM   #34
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The front of my car is noticably higher after dropping ~50 pounds from the transmission swap. About a finger higher based on my finger measurements,
yeah but you now have a 2000 lb car, huge difference
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Yes, 3000 pounds is 50% more than 2000, and the weight that was previously talked about, 100 pounds, is 100% more than 50 pounds. So if you want to do the math you'll learn that the difference with the 100 pounds is greater than with my 50 pounds.
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Old 06-09-2006, 07:54 PM   #36
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When I remove everything in my trunk (around 45lbs) it affected the ride height in the rear.

Removing rearward weight will help some with drag race lanches.
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