Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

weight reduction?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Djroffroad, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. Djroffroad

    Djroffroad 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2002
    Posts:
    1,047
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    can anyone give me numbers between performance gains and weight?
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2001
    Posts:
    9,946
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Keizer, Or
    isn't it 100 pounds for evey.01 seconds of a 1/4 mile time?or was it .10 seconds?

    Sorry dan it's late and I can't htink right now...or anytime for that matter..LMAO/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
  3. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2002
    Posts:
    5,653
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pocatello, ID
    I believe its a tenth of a second for every 100 pounds in the 1/4 mile. I know that the local mud racing champs strip down pretty good also.
     
  4. Zepplin

    Zepplin 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2000
    Posts:
    920
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bay City, MI 48706
    I thought for the drag cars it was 1 second of your 1/4 mile for every $1,000 you put into it. LOL
     
  5. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 23, 2001
    Posts:
    3,106
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    I wish, but once you get so quick, its more like for every 10,000 you get a 1/2 sec quicker /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  6. Djroffroad

    Djroffroad 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2002
    Posts:
    1,047
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    This is all good and everything, but I guess I should have been more specific.
    I'm looking for data that applies to real world wheeling.
    I got something off of a mail list one day that said something about gaining 1 HP for every 10 pounds or somethng like that.
    Since there is SOOO much gear that gets packed with me, I was wondering how much benifit there would be lightening the load.
    Hell, I got probably 10 pounds just in extra nuts and bolts, not to mention having more than one of the same tool like 1/2" wrenches ect...
     

Share This Page