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Old 07-26-2006, 11:53 AM   #1
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I'm curious. They always say that less rotating mass is faster. How does it affect the car if you take weight say off the drive shaft and then add the same amount to the steering rack? Is the car faster or does adding it back to the total weight of the car negate the benefits? I'm asking cause my car is a bit light and I'm debating where to add the weight. I can add alloy parts for durability in say the suspension or to the drive system.
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you won't notice it, but don't add it to anything rotating. that's just sound practice. beef up whatever you feel is breaking or weak, and then put the rest on the chassis to keep it low. consider also, that your suspension needs to react quickly to increase it's effectiveness.

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I'm curious. They always say that less rotating mass is faster. How does it affect the car if you take weight say off the drive shaft and then add the same amount to the steering rack? Is the car faster or does adding it back to the total weight of the car negate the benefits? I'm asking cause my car is a bit light and I'm debating where to add the weight. I can add alloy parts for durability in say the suspension or to the drive system.

YES, less rotating mass IS faster and will have less friction on the endpoints and will help give your car more punch! Any time you move weight around on your car you will have a different reaction, unless its just a tiny bit of weight? If you keep the weight low as (seaball said) you will have the best luck and I agree to keep the weight on the suspension for better durability but dont add any to the drive system
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