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Old 12-13-2005, 01:45 PM   #1
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Stripped vs. non stripped

A while ago I read a thread about 2 cars being compared in the 1/4. One was stripped one was not and I thought I'd share this article I read in a car magazine. They did a test with car that look like most of ours does like daily in 0-60, 0-100 and 1/4 mile times, then they completely stripped the car of anything not needed, seats, stereo, amp, speakers, console, door covers, sound deadening, brackets etc except for central locking, electric windows and AC and tested it again. The car was a British Ford Escourt RS Turbo rated at ~250 bhp.

Here are the results "normal"
0-60 6.33 sec
0-100 15.44 sec
1/4 15.11 sec at 98.15 mph

Here are the results stripped:
0-60 5.41 sec
0-100 13.19 sec
1/4 14.10 sec at 103.71 mph.

Quite a difference on an almost stock car. I imagine the results would be even more with a highlly modified car.

The amout of weight the stripped was 270.8 lbs .


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Had to have been more than 270.8 lbs to gain a second in the quarter
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Thats cool. Now I need to lose weight and I can have better time.
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Had to have been more than 270.8 lbs to gain a second in the quarter
Nope, they documented all weight. 270.8 lbs only.
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it is said that for every 100 pounds, you knock off 1 tenth. there were more factors to result in that ET. possibly air conditions, track conditions, wieght of gas, better RT. this car was probably a MTX, therefore, the shifts will not be perfectly consistant. an MTX will throw in a dozen variables. but there is no way 270lbs will knock of a full second. i will bet ya money that you were mistaken on the wieght. 270.8KG equals 123.09lbs. now that MAY possibly enabled him to knock of a second, with of course a combo of what i have already listed.
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Actually 270 KG is 594lbs.
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shit. your right. nevermind. ignore me. though something isnt right about those ET's
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it is said that for every 100 pounds, you knock off 1 tenth. there were more factors to result in that ET. possibly air conditions, track conditions, wieght of gas, better RT. this car was probably a MTX, therefore, the shifts will not be perfectly consistant. an MTX will throw in a dozen variables. but there is no way 270lbs will knock of a full second. i will bet ya money that you were mistaken on the wieght. 270.8KG equals 123.09lbs. now that MAY possibly enabled him to knock of a second, with of course a combo of what i have already listed.
Yes it was a MTX and there probably was some minor variables in there, but I just listed what they had in the article. They did not do all the weight in one step, they did it in stages with tests in between. i did not list these as it would be to long, but the "middle" test the just removed the radio, speakers, amps, spare wheel and tools which totaled 40.4 kg (88.88 lbs) they shaved almost 0.5 sec off the 1/4 mile time. There will be variances, but it was just a guide as to what they found.
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im still going with the 100lbs=ONE TENTH. what magizine was this article taken from?
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It was in a magazine called Performance Ford. As I said it is a British magazine.
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