That's pretty impressive considering it's not a rear mount engine.Rusty said:Well, duh. Just thought it pretty impressive that they got it to the pound, and especially that the diagonal was also to the pound. How many cars do you know like this?
Yup, but you can't corner-balance unless you have adjustable suspension, and they sure can't do it on a production line. I think the RX-8 is pretty impressive (in this regard, anyway) for a production car.J-RAD said:...In addition, for those that really care, if you really want the car corner balanced correctly, you do it with the driver in the car (or equivalent weight in the driver's seat). If not, the car is not truly balanced once the driver gets in...
I'm not arguing, just stating. You like the RX-8 and that's OK but I'm just not sure as to what your point was with the weight. The fact that a car's weight is evenly distributed between it's four tires is impressive to you? OK then. The RX-8 certainly is a well balanced car and given it's cg maybe it should be equal at each corner but, if so, it doesn't seem like it should be that surprising.Rusty said:What are you arguing about, and why?
That link illustrates my point exactly...notice in the examples how the weights differ depending on the cars cg, yet they the car is still balanced. Very rarely in the real world will a car have even weight on all four corners (they are generally just brought within a tolerance)...nor should they necessarily.scotty_passat said:
VOILA! (or is it viola? - no, that's a musical instrument...) You said it. Sorry I couldn't seem to state it clearly. THAT'S why I'm impressed. If it doesn't impress you, then that's OK. 8)J-RAD said:Very rarely in the real world will a car have even weight on all four corners (they are generally just brought within a tolerance).