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Old 06-23-2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:31 PM   #2
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I think depends more on your height/torso length. People who are tall or have a long torso have complained about their hair touching the headliner with sunroofs.

Unless you're trying to shave each tenth off the quarter mile I don't think it's an issue weight-wise.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:37 PM   #3
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You are correct, a sunroof will add weight and shift the center of gravity slightly higher. My Z won't have one. Unless that is the only way they come.
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All correct...............but I think it would still be negligible. I doubt very much you would be able to tell the difference with a stop watch.......1/4 mile or on the track.

Can't say I know the weight increase, but it's likely 30 pounds maybe????? So on paper absolutely the CG is higher and the mass is higher but I'm not sure you could ever tell the difference in that one option...................on a car that doesn't exist.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:21 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=...................on a car that doesn't exist.[/QUOTE]

You crack me up 3......if I were to ever be cracked up by an insider making comments (sort of) about a car that doesn't exist (or does it?!).

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We don't even know that the Z28 will offer a sunroof...
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All correct...............but I think it would still be negligible. I doubt very much you would be able to tell the difference with a stop watch.......1/4 mile or on the track.

Can't say I know the weight increase, but it's likely 30 pounds maybe????? So on paper absolutely the CG is higher and the mass is higher but I'm not sure you could ever tell the difference in that one option...................on a car that doesn't exist.


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We don't even know that the Z28 will offer a sunroof...
Z28 won't come with a roof - that's just what I heard...
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:59 PM   #9
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FYI, confirmed that a tilt and slide sunroof comes in at about 13.5 kilos...................about 30 pounds. Boy am I a good guesser.
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:28 PM   #11
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FYI, confirmed that a tilt and slide sunroof comes in at about 13.5 kilos...................about 30 pounds. Boy am I a good guesser.
I think you should confirm something else - but that's just me
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