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      05-14-2008, 02:45 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by jym3 View Post
I think it depends on how important handling is to you. 40lb on the roof probably is equivalent to 100lb closer to ground weight as far a lateral acceleration and slalom is concerned.
Handling is one of the most important things in my world,but I would place money that on a 2 minute lap(everything else being equal)I do not feel there would be any diffence in times between a s/r & a c/r car.We are not talking a F1 car where 8 lbs can be the difference between pole & second row in qualifying but a 3700lb street car!I have lightened race cars in the past and unless you are taking out signifigant weight(3-400 lbs)the gains are quite small and yes the slightly higher C of G has more affect than being low in the car.I think the real thing is if you want a sunroof or the C/F roof not performance!