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No, that is right (more) (archive)

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Posted by Pras on October 05, 2000 at 17:59:27:

In Reply to: I thought wgt was distributed evenly (more) posted by 95M3owner on October 05, 2000 at 16:14:47:

Someone help more here... I'm not the expert... the MASS of the vehicle is distrubited evenly, but WEIGHT also includes a force component.

Since the front really guides the car, I would assume that more torsional force is applied to the front end, and the front of the chassis would flex more than the rear. Turn hard right, and the left front dives more than the left rear - you're slowing down and trasferring force forward on the moving body. Front sways are heavier...

It's been a long time since I took dynamics and physics... and I've since Budweisered away a lot of that knowledge. Any experts out there? Does the front indeed flex more than the rear??


At least on my '98 328i (I currently have for sale) I was told the weight is 51/49% front/rear. That's why they put the battery in the trunk to even out weight. Were they b/s ing me?

Is this much different with M3's?

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