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Weight destribution in Zs with SR20...

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Well I read somewhere that a standard 240z has a weight distribution of 51:49 - almost perfect. Now consider a 240z with an sr20det in it - being a 4 cylinder (will seart completely behind the front axle) and having an all alloy design (meaning its lighter) it will alter the weight distribution significantly and from what I can see this alteration will make the car rear heavy, which in turn will lead to fun but not a very efficient handling dynamics on the racetrack.... On the other hand I keep hearing that 240Zs with SRs have great handling, could someone please explain to me how that works?:surprised

While I understand that its possible to cancel some of the rear-heavy effect through proper suspemsion setup, wouldnt it still be better to have close to 50:50 weight destribution?:bandit:

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FWIW, my 240 has a perfect 50/50 distro. No spare tire, all soundproofing removed...me and 8 gal gas...2200lbs 50/50

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Wouldn't it be so much easier when people would actually weigh their car before and after mods, instead of "I hear that,,,,".

That seemed to be what was going on in the hybridz thread. They need to get the facts on their own car beofre making generalizations.

I took both of my cars to the truck scales, both full dress and full tank of gas. The zxt has a 4 spd auto. I didn't get the front and rear ratio since I just use them for daily driver. If I do mods to the '73 I'm sure I'll get better info for weight distribution.

'73 240z, full tank, spare tire--- 2500 lbs.

'82 280zx turbo, full tank, 4 spd auto--- 3060 lbs.

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