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    Had 4 adults in Car today and they weren't impressed!!!

    Hey guys... today I took 4 co-workers for a ride at lunch . They didn't seem impressed! The car felt significantly slower due to the weight... has anyone eevr experienced this?? I never realised that weight REALLY slows you sonw

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    Are you stock? If so the extra weight can REALLY makes it feel as if the car is 10 times slower. Now that I'm stage 2 I cruise with 3 people pretty often and its alot less notice able. These coworkers dont all drive v8 beasts do they?
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    so thats 5 people total in your car?

    id assume thats an extra 800lbs for the car to handle.

    of course they werent impressed!
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    No my car is not stock... i have ecutek , echaust and downpipe. aprox 270 at wheels.. but ya it felt much slower!!

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    Now that is assuming that they only weigh 160 each. What if they are big boned?

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    Re: ...

    Originally posted by Tailspin
    No my car is not stock... i have ecutek , echaust and downpipe. aprox 270 at wheels.. but ya it felt much slower!!
    270 at the wheels w/ just exhaust and ecutek?

    that's a little ambitious.

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    Originally posted by Tailspin
    No my car is not stock... i have ecutek , echaust and downpipe. aprox 270 at wheels.. but ya it felt much slower!!
    Why are you surprised? That's probably close to 700 extra lbs that youre carrying around.
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    Re: Re: ...

    Originally posted by dark_rex
    270 at the wheels w/ just exhaust and ecutek?

    that's a little ambitious.
    He has an Sti.
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    Yes STI. 270 at wheels..

    also my boost is set to 19.5 psi. I will show u my Dyno sheet..
    stock my sti dynod at 235 at wheels...
    and I have a exhaust .. downpipe too.. with the ecutek

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    dude, common sense dictates that when you have an added load of 600lbs your car will feel slower...no you car will be slower...

    run 100 feet

    then go and wear a backpack filled with rocks and do the same thing....let us know how you feel
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    Originally posted by SLOW4EAT
    dude, common sense dictates that when you have an added load of 600lbs your car will feel slower...no you car will be slower...

    run 100 feet

    then go and wear a backpack filled with rocks and do the same thing....let us know how you feel
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    Re: Re: Re: ...

    Originally posted by silverscooby
    He has an Sti.
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    How hot was it when you went for the ride? I took three other guys for a fun ride with me in my STi (just exhaust and rear sway bar) and they were all very impressed at the power , speed and handling of the car. It was night time so it was coller out, probably around 70-74 F. The whether definately plays a huge role in power output for our cars.
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    80'

    80ish... it wasnt really slow.. but not super fast like i made it to sound.. they expected a rocket!

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    Some interesting data you gentlemen might want to research further (we had a discussion on the following two theories last winter) .............

    In an appx. 3000 lb vehicle with appx. 200 hp.... for every 70 lbs you add or subtract from the vehicle, you will add or subtract 0.1 sec. in the quarter mile (within a few hundred pound parameter).

    For every 10 degree F deviation from a standard day (68 degrees F) you will add or subtract 1 percent total hp.

    Discuss, debate, prove or disprove.
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