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Old 27 Jul 2013, 03:58 pm
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So thought I'd take the back seats out!!!!! WOW how much extra weight do these add, what a quality product. I hear that the car is a little heavy in it's construction can't imagine what a FULLY laden vehicle would weigh. As I only ship my young daughter around I think I'll leave them out for a bit, may get an extra mile or two out of it.
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Old 27 Jul 2013, 04:43 pm
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I don't see how it could hurt taking them out....I haven't weighed them,but when I took mine out....They're NOT really light(especially the 60% side!)......I've also heard that having a good wax job can increase milage by 2-3mpg.(never tested that though!)
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Old 27 Jul 2013, 09:26 pm
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Both back seats weigh somewhere around 100 lbs but really the only ones that care are in it for the 1/4 mile times. You probably won't notice a difference in everyday driving unless you can calculate down to the 1/10th or 1/100th of a mile like in a drag race.

You'd get better mileage just by pumping up your tires by 5 lbs for less rolling resistance. But then again, you'll wear out the center of the tire faster than normal.
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Old 28 Jul 2013, 07:36 am
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So thought I'd take the back seats out!!!!! WOW how much extra weight do these add, what a quality product. I hear that the car is a little heavy in it's construction can't imagine what a FULLY laden vehicle would weigh. As I only ship my young daughter around I think I'll leave them out for a bit, may get an extra mile or two out of it.
a couple weeks ago i bought 15 bags of mulch and 40 bricks, about 575lbs. i had the rear seats in, and my little 110lb girlfriend. the car was just slightly slower acceleration wise. the big unexpected difference i felt was in the braking. it feels weird when you push the pedal like normal with all that weight. you feel the momentum


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You'd get better mileage just by pumping up your tires by 5 lbs for less rolling resistance. But then again, you'll wear out the center of the tire faster than normal.
i keep my tires at least 5psi over and i'm still wearing them evenly. i'm starting to think that this "wearing the center of the tire faster" is something that only applies to mopes. when i inflated them to the recommended pressure, i make the edges wear quicker than the centers. how about you?
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Old 28 Jul 2013, 08:03 am
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OK, maybe you have to go 10lbs over sticker to get the center to wear out faster. I just picked a number to show that less rolling resistance would be better than taking the seats out.

I keep all my cars at about 2-3lbs over sticker with no odd wear of the tires.
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Old 28 Jul 2013, 09:20 am
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once a week I pick up feed with my PT I get 600 pounds of Horse feed and 100 pounds of pig feed so 700# of feed and what ever else I get and on the highway I really don't get much if any mpg difference like said stopping fast is not a really good plan but if you stand on them she will stop
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Old 28 Jul 2013, 10:51 am
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I think weight makes more diff in city- Where you use lots of fuel to get weight moving-

On highway, you primarily have the chassis to push thru wind as problem #1- Rolling resistance is only a fraction- So weight, on freeway, doesn't make as big a difference.
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Old 03 Mar 2015, 01:08 pm
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once a week I pick up feed with my PT I get 600 pounds of Horse feed and 100 pounds of pig feed so 700# of feed and what ever else I get and on the highway I really don't get much if any mpg difference like said stopping fast is not a really good plan but if you stand on them she will stop
does the suspension bottom out over bumps with 700lbs?

just curious.

yesterday in the mustang i had:
(14) boxes of tile @ 48 lbs each
(3) 50lb bags of mortar
(2) 25lb bags of grout

didn't do the math until i got home, but that's 872lbs in the hatch. the suspension would bottom out over bumps and it didn't feel good going over 40. i finally had traction in first gear though!:
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Old 03 Mar 2015, 01:13 pm
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just wondering if the PT would have felt better, as the weight wouldn't have been right over and behind the axle
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......the suspension would bottom out over bumps and it didn't feel good going over 40. i finally had traction in first gear though!
FINALLY! A real solution to torque steer!

I gott'a get me some mulch for the back.
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