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Old 02-11-2015, 09:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by P-hack View Post
as well as extra weight is a handling liability in slippery conditions, so many corners in the leaf where I'm left wondering it is ever gonna stop sliding and start turning Where a tercel would have long since straightened out and been accelerating for a spell, even on cheap tires.
My Insight is heavier than any car I owned before and it has more grip than any car I've owned before.
Weight helps break the thin film of water on wet roads.

My '85 Civic forced me to slow down on rainy days, it would aquaplane at speeds as low as 50 mph.
My much heavier Nissan Almera never aquaplaned at all, nor did my Insight.

Friction increases with mass...
The force of friction is directly proportional to the applied load. (Amontons' 1st Law)
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.16 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.

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