Theoretically, how does the distribution of the vehicle's weight effect it's ability to achieve higher mpg's? After filling up my tank the other day, I seemed to be able to glide further with the extra weight on the ***-end. This would probably be even more noticable on a car with a larger tank, mine is only 8 gallon.
I know slot car racers put as much weight on the rear to "shove" the cars down the ramp, I'd assume this would be similiar to our cars...
I have lightend the car's "dry curb weight" around 125lbs and definitly noticed an increase in FE. It changed my gearing, so instead of needing to be screaming in 3rd to get up the mountain, I can now cruise up in 4rth.
Most of that weight removed was towards the rear half of the car, and I was just curious what everyone's opinion is on it...
in theory, balance the weight rather than have one heavy axle with more friction than the other axle being dragged behind.
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