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    Weight removal question

    I just removed my back seat & belts and spare tire & jack to lighten the load and it seems i get more wheel spin now. Is there a fix for this? Am I being stupid by doing that? Thanks.

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    The wheelspin is probably due mostly to the spare tire being removed. Where it sits right over the right rear tire, it used to help with traction a little. Most people will relocate their battery to that space in order to gain the traction back and improve the looks of the engine compartment.

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    to reduce tire spin without adding weight , do a little research on the various suspension upgrades available for our vehicles

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    I don't think it matters much. the tire and jack i removed from my car the other day could not have weighed more than 50Lb together. as for the seats I don't know how much they way. Maybe you just need to practice your launches. I don't mean to sound rude.

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    yeh but look where the jack is mounted it is actually behind the rear wheels and yes 50lbs does make a difference. plus the results are amplified the farther back it sits. its just basic leverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huggerz28
    yeh but look where the jack is mounted it is actually behind the rear wheels and yes 50lbs does make a difference. plus the results are amplified the farther back it sits. its just basic leverage.
    I said no more than 50lb could evelryel;;Tire 25lb + Jack 8lb= 33lb. Like I said It doesn't make MUCH of a difference. Trust me I've taken my tire and jack out a few days ago and I've not noticed MUCH of a differents. Key word,MUCH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven98Z28
    I just removed my back seat & belts and spare tire & jack to lighten the load and it seems i get more wheel spin now. Is there a fix for this? Am I being stupid by doing that? Thanks.

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    about how much did your seats and belts wiegh?

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    I didn't weigh it but I'd estimate about 30 lbs. The seat cushions are extremely easy to do (1 bolt) but very light (<1 lb?). The Back is probably 15-20 lbs and the belts are probably about 5 lbs each.

    I just hit the drag strip tonight and have horrible results:

    60' 2.47
    330' 6.53
    ET@594' 8.9209
    1/8 ET 9.47
    1/8 MPH 81.24

    I had lots of wheelspin.
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