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Light vs Heavy Wheels - Great Car Craft Article.

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Light vs Heavy Wheels -- Photography by John Kiewicz, Scott Kileen Car crafters have been hearing the same rehashed speed secret for years: For every 100 pounds you remove, your car will run a tenth quicker in the quarter-mile. But is this adage really true? In past testing we've had mixed results--sometimes a 100-pound drop in static weight (such as a steel versus a fiberglass hood) will make the car go two-tenths quicker, while other times it doesn't seem to make a difference at all. However, racers claim that more important than reducing overall weight is the benefit from...

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