It's true. Lighter == faster. Faster cornering, faster stopping, faster accelerating.... blah blah blah: inertia.
I cannot for the life of me see how adding weight will be to your advantage. If you're not balanced, try shock tuning. If you're not getting traction, try compound tires.... grooving, siping, whatever you have to do to get your blue groove on. It ain't weight -- Newton, Einstein, and every other physicist will tell you that. Lighter weight = a faster car, no matter what.
Durability? Well, there are compromises there. magnesium vs/ chromoly is hardly a toss up, but where you use can make or break a car for the day, month, year..... Take your pick on where to skimp on steel vs scandium.
Originally Posted by Craps
You guys can't figure out lighter li-pos will help the handling of the B44 by putting stick on lead weights right under the driveline between the 2 battery trays that is the by far better than having to the weight to the outside of the buggy. That is if you want to add the weight to make up for the li-po being lighter than the nickel pack.