Friday, February 26, 2016

Actual weight balance of Golf

Measured weights no fuel
Borrowed some digital scales from a friend to do this very easily.

Lbs                     L        R     2674       
  F                    897    750     147    62%  
  R                    502    525     -23    38%   
Difference          395    225               
                         52%   48%

W/153lb Driver    L        R       2827     
  F                      953    774    179    61%
  R                      555    545      10    39%
Difference            398    229   
                          53%    47%

My best current guess is the car will gain 500lbs to 3200 lbs total w/o the driver.  Most of the weight gain would be in front of the rear wheels under the rear seat with batteries.

My EV version guesses          
Lbs                     L       R       3174
 F                      897    850      47     55%
 R                      702    725     -23     45%
                         195    125   
                         50%    50%

We understand that we am changing the way the car will behave in emergency maneuvers, anyone want to hazard a guess as to whether it will be better or worse?

Next question, anyone have a nice calculator that will help us figure out the proper springs, struts and shocks?  Our plan was to wait to EV completion and weigh the four corners again before finding suspension components.

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