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Got my base numbers tonight. I took my stock '83 to the track and ran an [email protected] mph. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
Is this normal? It seemed to be running a little rich. It was also very hard to start. Any suggestions? I also took my snowflakes off the front and put my cabrio wheels on . Are they heavier? They are off an 88 Karmann Cabrio convertible.
 

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Re: Bone Stock GTI 1/4 Mile time (Rodvdub1)

sounds pretty normal to me...
the 88 cabby wheels might actually be heavier... what are the exactly?
 

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Re: Bone Stock GTI 1/4 Mile time (Rodvdub1)

Not to get this off track...
You know what we need?
A nice table of wheel weights, all the popular wheels on our cars.
Anybody got a deep collection of wheels and access to an accurate scale?
fat biker
 

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Re: Bone Stock GTI 1/4 Mile time (fat biker)

I agree we do need the weight info. The ones I am talking about are not snowflakes they are a white plastic looking wheel. I see them alot on the newer cabrios with the karmann kit.
 

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i believe it was Road&Track or Motor Trend that tested the
GTi and its base was 17.2...not sure what the mph was th0
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What would be a guess of 1/4 Mile time with An 83 GTI with a 1.8 16v swap.. that weights about 1500lbs and 15`s?

how did you get your car down to "about" 1500 lbs

mine gutted with me weighed 1850 and im a stout 170 soakin wet




Modified by MillerA1 at 2:39 PM 7-13-2003
 

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http://www.wheelweights.net
Not all the wheel weights of VW.. but a good portion. Also lots of other aftermarket wheels. You can call the tirerack to get info on tire weights (dont think it doesnt matter. weight is weight)
Ive read that every one pound of wheel wieght you drop is equilent to 8 pounds of dead weight in the car. Or was it 5 ponds. someting like that. hahaha its a big deal.
 
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