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Weight Reduction - 100 Pounds


     As a general rule of thumb, for every 100 pounds you remove from a car, you will gain 1/10 of a second in the 1/4 mile. This doesn't seem like much, but with many cars being very similar in power, weight becomes the deciding factor.
 
     In this test I am using to completely stock 1989 Mustang GTs. The only difference is on is 100 pounds lighter.
 
Test 5spd GT Minus 100 Pounds
0-30 MPH 2.1 2.0
0-40 MPH 3.8 3.7
0-50 MPH 5.0 4.8
0-60 MPH 6.5 6.3
0-70 MPH 9.0 8.8
0-80 MPH 11.2 10.9
0-90 MPH 14.6 14.3
0-100 MPH 18.0 17.5
1/4 Mile 15.2 15.1
Trap Speed 92.0 MPH 92.8 MPH
Top Speed 140 141

 

     For ideals on how to remove weight from your Mustang, Check Out:
Weight 101

 


 
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