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I remember reading this earlier from a post... does the navagation unit add that much extra wait to effect speed? how much is it?someone had said taht people are adding extra stuff to the IS and blaming them for their IS lacking speed...
 

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?????? if you are worry about the weight of the NAV. Maybe you should get on diet and lose some weight to even out the gain.


and even better, the weight you lose on the left side is being add to the center of the car- enhance balance!


[This message has been edited by yamaot (edited August 16, 2000).]

[This message has been edited by yamaot (edited August 16, 2000).]
 

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The weight from the NAV system should be minimal... Although everything helps. There is a reason why they have "small" people ride as jockeys on horses.

This car is a long way from being a lightweight... I wouldn't worry about the weight of the NAV system.
 

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im not [email protected]!!!!! someone justposted that earlier and i was curious. someone had said that people were adding excess weight to their cars like a navigation system. im not worried! just curious.
 

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my post was just joking, don't take it personally. chill


Seriously, 3200lb is far from being a light weight car. A Skyline GTR is about this weight and people consider it being heavy for a race car.

Personally I dont' like the car too light, it make it unstable. IS300 is just perfect.

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Perfect???

If they got this thing under 3000lbs the performance would be noticeably improved. Heavy cars may feel more stable when cruising on the freeway, but they have more trouble with quick transitions (like on a slalom course).

Also if they got the weight down it would improve the fuel mileage.

Weight is also hard on tires & wheels.
 

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yeah but if we tried to get it under 3000lbs it wouldnt work right? like if we stripped the car and took out the insulation and stuff, it would be lighter but the weight distribution would be out of wack so in turn woulnd't the car drive differently (no neccessarily better)?
 

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If you didn't have to worry about flats, you could remove the spare tire and save some weight. Although I guess that would make the weight distribution worse.
 

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A GPS will not add a lot of weight of the car. Of course, it will not effect the performance of the car at all.
To save some weight. The engine should use aluminum block, instead of iron block.
 

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why is it iron block anyways? and not made of aluminum? since so many people are saying aluminum is so much better(as in lighter)
 

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The 2JZ engine has an iron block because it was designed to be turbocharged, and thus the engine block needed to be strong to withstand the stresses of forced induction.
 

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with the car having plenty of torque, adding a GPS would be negligible(?) to its performance, right?

my integra used to have no torque at all, and whether I beat the guy in the other car depends if I have someone in the passenger seat or not. VERY sensitive to weight.

It made a whole lot of difference when I took out my subs and my spare tire and my backpack out my car, and it's because I had very small torque? Right?
 

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If they did build the car with less sound insulation, and relocated the car battery to the rear trunk they could have made it weight less and still have similar front/rear weight balance.

There are lots of other ways to reduce weight as well. I am sure they _could_ have found ways to use lighter weight components in the engine compartment if light weight was a high priority.
 
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