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Postby Loren » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:30 pm

Got the crankshaft pulley installed. It is 1.8 pounds lighter than stock.

Doesn't feel any different. And the difference in acceleration is simply... none. My acceleration test is 1500-6000 rpm in 2nd gear. Using 30 fps video, the difference in acceleration (there has to be one, it rotates, and it's lighter) is pretty close to in my margin of error. I could really stretch and say it's a tenth of a second faster. But, I think I'll just grudgingly say "maybe a half a tenth". It's not a lot, I'm not gonna lie! But, if it is .05 seconds improvement on 8.1 seconds... that's 0.6%. And, would you really expect more?

I figure that's 0.6% on top of whatever a lightweight flywheel gets me... still working on that one.
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:55 pm

Hmmm never thought about a lite weight flywheel improving acceleration. Is it because of less rotating mass or something?
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Postby Loren » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:58 pm

Yup.
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Postby Loren » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:09 pm

Just tripped 40k miles. Kinda surprised, I really don't drive that much, at least I don't think I do. But, I've done over 9,000 miles in 13 months.

9,000 miles, two sets of tires, one oil change, $1500ish in mods, 206 autocross runs, one championship, and a lot of silly fun!
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Postby Loren » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:29 pm

Need more quickness. There's a certain Krautwagen that's way too fast!

If I wasn't leaving on vacation tomorrow, I'd surely yank the back seat out. Today, I made runs with and without passengers. An easy half second for <150 pounds. That's a tenth for every 30 pounds! The back seat is 2/10. The spare is 1/10. Taking the floor mats out (I usually toss them in the rear floorboard) is almost 1/10.

This car needs a diet. (oh, and I've lost 17 pounds, myself)
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Postby Native » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:21 pm

Loren wrote:There's a certain Krautwagen that's way too fast!
:lol:
BILL - there's your new forum signature.



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Postby AScoda » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:36 pm

Loren wrote:That's a tenth for every 30 pounds!
Taking the floor mats out (I usually toss them in the rear floorboard) is almost 1/10.
1) Who is tech-ing you with floormats in the rear floorboards?
2) Your floormats don't weigh almost 30 pounds
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Postby Jamie » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:54 pm

AScoda wrote:
Loren wrote:That's a tenth for every 30 pounds!
Taking the floor mats out (I usually toss them in the rear floorboard) is almost 1/10.
1) Who is tech-ing you with floormats in the rear floorboards?
Nothing illegal about floormats in the back. Or for that matter, in the passenger footwell. No pedals to interfere with there.
2) Your floormats don't weigh almost 30 pounds
His back seat doesn't weigh 60 lbs, either!
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Postby Magooiii » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:09 pm

AScoda wrote:
Loren wrote:That's a tenth for every 30 pounds!
Taking the floor mats out (I usually toss them in the rear floorboard) is almost 1/10.
1) Who is tech-ing you with floormats in the rear floorboards?
2) Your floormats don't weigh almost 30 pounds
:rolling: :snicker: :nope:
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Postby twistedwankel » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:13 pm

AScoda wrote:2) Your floormats don't weigh almost 30 pounds
Mitsubishi got the contract for removing all the depleted uranium from the Japanese typhoon nuke accident. So there you have it.
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Postby Loren » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:34 pm

Whatever they weigh, it all adds up.
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Postby mymomswagon » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:14 am

Native wrote:
Loren wrote:There's a certain Krautwagen that's way too fast!

BILL - there's your new forum signature.



Loren wrote:I've lost 17 pounds, myself
Keep up the good work!
seriously considering that signature.

two can play weight game. my wife would love it if I would drop a few.

edit:
Steve, come to think of it, at least when you're driving, the sportsperson like thing to do is just add some weight to the wagon so Loren does not have to go to so much trouble.
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