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[Shop-talk] Fw: Axle ratio?

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Subject: [Shop-talk] Fw: Axle ratio?
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:09:58 -0400 7.0.1|January 17, 2006) at 04/13/2015 15:10:00, Serialize complete at 04/13/2015 15:10:00
David writes...

>    I'm aware of the simple physics argument.  Simple physics does not do 
>very good job of describing the interaction between modern rubber tires 
>and imperfect road surfaces, among other things.
>    No way, no how have any of my trucks stopped faster with a loaded 
>trailer than alone. 

Cool, an old fashion debate!  Actually, my statement was flawed.  There 
are times when loaded vs unloaded takes longer.  Looking at the NHTSA 
chart, it seems I was wrong more than right, but not always wrong.

But many other sites agree with me...

Than you ask
>If you believe the opposite, why are racecars light?

Because they aren't competing in how fast they can stop, but how fast they 
can go.  8>)

So, in the end, I was kinda wrong but that doesn't mean I'm a bad guy. 8>0

Eric P

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