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    How much does luggage weight effect handling in front?

    If you had a ten lb (5 kilo) duffel bag up in the front trunk, would the astute amateurs among us be able to notice the handling changes on the streets and highways? What about a 25 lb bag of stuff? A jam-packed 50 lbs up there; what would the noticeable differences be in street handling with these weights up front?

    Just wondering..., maybe it is better to put the airport guest's luggage first in back seats and save trunk for last.


    Re: How much does luggage weight effect handling in front?

    Fuel weighs alot (and sloshes around). Can you tell the difference between full and empty? I can easily in my 73RS (and the racing fuel cell keeps the sloshing to a minimum). I can tell in my 993 also, but not as much...

    Re: How much does luggage weight effect handling in front?

    A full tank....16.9 gallons weigh 135 lbs., MMD don't worry about a piece of luggage throwing your mojo off.

    OT....I hadn't driven rear-engined car in awhile and after mostly driving my E46 M3, at first I actually preferred the 997 with a full tank just for the more even f/r weight distribution. Eventually I got my mind right and ended up at the other extreme, now convinced 997 is more fun with 1/4 tank or less.

    Re: How much does luggage weight effect handling in front?

    I would agree with Grant that fuel will more likely be the prime factor. I can certainly tell the difference between an empty and full tank, not to mention the slosh factor (which I reckon is worst at about 1/3 of a tank, though you need some speed to notice it tugging at the steering).

    I started this thread over on the Boxster board if any of you 997 oweners would be interested in adding your thoughts?
    http://www.rennteam.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=191811&an=0&page=0#191811

     
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