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Discussion in 'Archive Management' started by Geoff Green, Jul 12, 2001.

  1. Geoff Green

    Geoff Green Enthusiast

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    Do you think that traction is better on windy roads with or without a full tank of gas? Or does it matter?
     
  2. 2BADD 4U

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    You would think that traction should be a little better with extra weight in the rear of the car. A full tank of gas would give approx. 120 lbs. weight. It's gotta help.

    Thanks, Dave
     
  3. Chuck 98 RT/10

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    The question is in regard to windy roads, in which case I agree.

    Performance driving might be a different story.
     
  4. Mark Young

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    I think it has more to do with front-rear weight balance rather than just "more weight on the rear wheels". In the small bit of autox'ing I've done I found it amazing how the balance of the car differs between a full tank and a near-empty tank.
     
  5. Ken Larsen

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    I've noticed on a freeway off ramp the other day that the rear end felt loose like it wanted to go its own way. I looked down and sure enough the gas tank was near empty. (and i wasnt going that fast either!)
     

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