sheeppimp Posted October 4, 2007 Share Posted October 4, 2007 I've been thinking about this for a while as part of my vapour build plan, I'm toying with a lightweight build which will obviously involve compromises of weight/strength. I know that some parts are stronger than others, i.e toy axles stronger than LR axles. The question is how much of this strength is related to the overall weight of the finished vehicle. A heavier vehicle will need more power/torque which then leads to more strain on the rest of the drivetrain so in theory a lighter build needs less power for the same performance, hence less strain so conceivably what in most cases would be weak could actually be strong. For arguments sake if you reduce the weight by 25% do you also reduce the strain by a similar amount? At the same time there are also forces acting on the other side of an axle from the unsprung weight of wheels and short of fitting smaller/lighter wheel/tyre combos I can't see how to reduce this Is this right or am I missing something fundamental? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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