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weight distribution!!!!!

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by BLKWDW, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. BLKWDW

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    the stock WD of a crx is 62-f/38-r now if you swap an h22a into it, it becomes
    65-f/35-r what would i have to do to bring it more to a 60:40 ratio?
     
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    add more weight to the rear of the vehicle.

    or make a good amount of weight reduction in the front of the vehicle.
    get rid of a/c, p/s , use a carbon fiber hood and fenders.
     
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    Also, relocate the battery to the trunk
     
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    i heard that spring or coilovers, or something to do with them can help with the WD
     
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    with adjustable height coilovers you can tune the WD, you need to have it done on corner scales
     
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    what exactly is the ideal weight distrobution? i fugured the more weight you have up front the more traction you'll have, or am i completely wrong on that?
     
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    well..the more weight in the front the more understeer you'll have.
     
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    you want 60/40 front/rear and 50/50 side/side. you are right, having the more weight up front helps with traction. this is how fwd and awd road course cars are balanced, so i dont think it affects understeer too greatly.
     
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    i'm figuring: more weight up front means more traction, but that also means more understeer. traction=good, understeer=bad. so however you set it up, it will ahve its good points and bad points.
     
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    50/50 side to side is hard to get (with the driver in the car) without adding static weight or compleatly fucking up the geometry

    go for 60/40 front to rear and 50/50 corner to corner (corner to corner is more important than side to side)

    again this is for autox/road course type shit
    im guessing that a CRX with an H22 in it probly wont be seeing a lot of that so if its for drag put as much of the weight as you can up front
     
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    What does understeer have to do if your going in a straight line?
     
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    we were discussing drag and auto x...
     
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    not all of us live our lives one 1/4 mile at a time
     
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    for those 10 seconds or less
     
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    I'm free....... :withstupid: i salute Fast an Furious :gayflag:
     
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    I've actually read that a slight amount of understeer at the end of the turn can be a good thing. It helps you make your exits fast and wide. This does become a problem when the natural understeer of FWD cars is multiplied by nasty weight distribution and ricey wings.
     
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