Thread: weight VS. wind
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Old 06-28-2008, 03:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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weight VS. wind

Okay, here goes, first real thread and question.

I've been thinking of a few mods with my EXTREMELY limited mechanical ability. My first thought is to change my fancy ford escort wheel for the stock steel clunker with moon caps. I was wondering if ...
1. there is a big boost from this.
2. if this aero mod will be offset with the increased weight of the steel wheels. There will probably be a 25 percent increase in weight.... will I save fuel??

I looked at mods like basjoos?(sp) and wonder if that stuff he surrounded his car with weighs so much that he had no net benefit's.

What I need to find out really is.... will added weight offset an aero mod. and how do you calculate such a thing. sorry for the amateurish question, but I am new.

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