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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 5:47 pm 
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weight it is a factor to consider, is it?

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 5:49 pm 
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Not really a combo can only produce so much power tuned perfectly, so weight doesnt matter at all.

When choosing components to go faster you may want to consider the amount of weight to know what power to weight ration you will end up with.

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 5:49 pm 
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yer weight is a big factor in 1/4 time

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 5:54 pm 
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I've thought about this before and come up with the conclusion that there is only so far you can go when putting your car on a diet. I mean, what can you loose, while still making your car comfortable, driveable and legal???
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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 5:58 pm 
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well chuck my gas tank out that would help:D. jack spare tyre wheel brace. fling dem out. chuck out the noise reduction insulation from behind your door trims, under your carpet.
rip out the air con and the stereo
XD . lol would be interesting to see what you get?

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 7:19 pm 
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for a street car.. u dont take weight out its like cheating..

race cars on the other hand........
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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 7:30 pm 
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Also weight distribution...
I want to put my battery and washer bottle in the rear driver' side of my car to aid traction.

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 7:43 pm 
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but would the washer bottle be worth it, i mean it's 3-4m of extra cable, which only weighs 1 kg when full of water.
the battery isn't a bad idea though, i was going to do this myself, but not for a traction aid.. more so i can just run some ducting straight down to the front with no bends.
but the stuffing around for a possible 1rwkw gain to me isn't worth it.

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 8:36 pm 
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smoke_rubber wrote:
but would the washer bottle be worth it, i mean it's 3-4m of extra cable, which only weighs 1 kg when full of water.
the battery isn't a bad idea though, i was going to do this myself, but not for a traction aid.. more so i can just run some ducting straight down to the front with no bends.
but the stuffing around for a possible 1rwkw gain to me isn't worth it.


i moved my batter to the boot to do this.
not finneshed yet as i'm yet mount the 3 new coils and wire it in neatly and make the new leads to suit the coils, so it looks messy right now. BUT when it's done......

 

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 8:39 pm 
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yeh i noticed in your airbox/throttle intake pics that the leads go off to the side, and recalled you said you have dis4.
there is heaps of room once the battery has been moved.

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 9:16 pm 
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was thinkin of doing that tickford_6 - multiple coils. how much of a hassle has that been?

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 9:31 pm 
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if you have an EF, lol, its already there.


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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 9:39 pm 
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it's a bit of stuffing around. i had to extend the coil wires over to where it is now, it's only four wire so i use some supra audio 4 core. you'll see it in the next pic. and as you can see the old leads have no chance of fitting and looking good. so i'm going to make new ones.


once it's all done it will look pretty nice, with neat leads and trio of W&M coils

 

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 9:49 pm 
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smoke_rubber wrote:
but would the washer bottle be worth it, i mean it's 3-4m of extra cable, which only weighs 1 kg when full of water.
the battery isn't a bad idea though, i was going to do this myself, but not for a traction aid.. more so i can just run some ducting straight down to the front with no bends.
but the stuffing around for a possible 1rwkw gain to me isn't worth it.


yeah and don't forget the 2kg of wire to run every thing

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 11:26 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
it's a bit of stuffing around. i had to extend the coil wires over to where it is now, it's only four wire so i use some supra audio 4 core. you'll see it in the next pic. and as you can see the old leads have no chance of fitting and looking good. so i'm going to make new ones.


once it's all done it will look pretty nice, with neat leads and trio of W&M coils



yeah i was thinking of doing it because its a PAIN IN THE a*** to change the leads on the ef. also i wanted to get gt40 coils. but on thinking bout that they cost 50 bucks each or more..... 300 bucks on coils nah ill be right lol

 

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