only got a renault
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Weight Reduction
The obvious one here is to put some lighter wheels and tyres on, a reduction in unsprung weight will help with both handleing and acceleration, wether or not you could see any benifits on the road is debateable mind.
If you wanted to improve your top speed then the answer is aerodynamics - If you consider that up to 60 mph the weight of the car is the key factor, then above 60mph it is the slipperyness of the car that takes over, so fill any body gaps ( inc tape over your wing to bonnet!) remove wing mirrorsdoor handles etc, anything that will cause a disturbance to the airflow around the car. You could even extend the engine tray to the back of the car.....
If you really want that sudden acceleration buzz for minimum outlay try nitrus oxide, but be warned it will shorten the life of your engine.
I've also read on here that the 2.5 has a lower gearing than a GTA so if you want more legs at high speed that would be an idea, but it would need a lot of winding up to get there, if at all.....
Or you could get a GTA in the first place, which has a 155 top speed against 142 in the 2.5 , Its also a second faster to 62.
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