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Weight to Power

Ok.
So a car making 518 HP weighs a whopping 4900 pounds does the quarter in 13.0.

Losing 1000 pounds should do what for it?

I know there is other factors but round about.....

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.10 for every 100lbs I hear
Shouldn't it be a percentage of weight lost? I immediately think that a 200lb car with 50hp loses 100lb and only gains .10?
Edit: I can see where your coming from now, we are in an Mn-12 forum so that would make sense.

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Thats pretty cool.

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here is a nother good one.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 02:28 PM
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Remember, your real world numbers my vary.
Exactly, because power and weight are only two factors in the large equation we like to call the 1/4 mile. Power and weight play a pretty big role, but traction, driver ability, and air quality probably play an even larger role than power or weight.
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Exactly, because power and weight are only two factors in the large equation we like to call the 1/4 mile. Power and weight play a pretty big role, but traction, driver ability, and air quality probably play an even larger role than power or weight.
That is correct, the calculators are just a good estimate based on perfect conditions and everything is done best case scenario.
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