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Old 12-17-2010, 05:00 PM   #106
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Originally Posted by Top Speed View Post
FYI the front crash bar is approx. 17.2lbs and the rear 16.8. They don't even weigh 40lbs so you cant shed 40-50 with an aluminum crash bar.

Also, Chris Miller is making 1200+WHP.

I'd love to see a focus beat Chris Miller, but you are going to need more than a GT3582R to make that kind of power. Even if you got your car sub 2000lbs you would not be able to run against him in the class he runs because outlaw FWD min weight is 2500lbs.

If you are wondering what Focus parts weigh, check this out.
Are you serious!? I was comparing them to the fox body supports so yeah, bad reference. lol

I know how much power he's making. That's 2500lbs with car and driver (2400lbs if not running nitrous on top of the turbo). Some of that weight will be made up in the cage, my 220lb self, and plus full fuel cell. If need be, I can add equal weights to the chassis directly over the front wheels (use it to my advantage). I don't want to try and beat Chris Miller cause that is a damn near impossible task. I was actually parked in the adjacent lot from him at the Import vs Domestic WCF at MIR last month and that car is redonkeylous! I just want to make the quick 16 in Wild Street. Stripping weight from the car in certain areas means I can add weight where I'd need it. 800whp should get me in the later 8 of the field which is good enough for me. I've only seen one domestic sport compact in that field and that was a Cobalt that got put out in the first round.

Very good info on the link. Thanks!

Still keep in mind that this is still 3-5 years or more away so much researching is still to be done.
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