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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-06-2003, 02:07 PM
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Re: Center of Gravity

Your Dad is right - 4 1/2" is a lot for a street vehicle. Plus, once it's up that high, it will look silly with stock tires, so the next thing you'll want is bigger donuts. That will raise the C/G more. The big tires will want lower pressure, and that makes them squishy, and allows the CG to shift to the outside in a turn.

The combination is certainly driveable on the street, but it will take the cornering power and stability under heavy braking back about 25 years. If you do it, make sure your roll cage is up to snuff, and don't even think about twisting the key until your belt is clicked.
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