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#552452 - 07/01/19 08:49 PM M3W, Weight Distribution?
Dan_Lockwood Offline
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Registered: 23/01/14
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I did a search and couldn't find it, but I thought that I even mentioned it in a post one time, but hey, getting old sucks the big one... smile

I remember seeing a video somewhere on YouTube that at the beginning of it there was an overlaid tech sheet that listed the weight distribution of the M3W.

I'm thinking it was like 69% front and 31% rear, but I would not bet my life on it.

Has anyone weighed theirs front/rear to check out what the weight distribution is?

Can someone help me out on this?

Thanks in advance.
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#552454 - 07/01/19 09:03 PM Re: M3W, Weight Distribution? [Re: Dan_Lockwood]
Krod Offline
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I know its forward bias, but my guess would be that it is less forward bias than that. Probably closer to 60/40, but I dont know if they have ever checked the bias on one of these.

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#552465 - 07/01/19 10:13 PM Re: M3W, Weight Distribution? [Re: Dan_Lockwood]
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My recollection is that it's close to 50/50 with two passengers, but I don't recall where I saw that...

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#552481 - 07/01/19 11:47 PM Re: M3W, Weight Distribution? [Re: Dan_Lockwood]
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Which end goes into the trees first?

Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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#552482 - 07/01/19 11:48 PM Re: M3W, Weight Distribution? [Re: Dan_Lockwood]
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Which end goes into the trees first?

Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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#552575 - 08/01/19 06:01 PM Re: M3W, Weight Distribution? [Re: truckin-on]
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Originally Posted By truckin-on
My recollection is that it's close to 50/50 with two passengers, but I don't recall where I saw that...


That’s the truth if it.
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#552618 - 08/01/19 08:21 PM Re: M3W, Weight Distribution? [Re: KenShapiro]
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Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Originally Posted By truckin-on
My recollection is that it's close to 50/50 with two passengers, but I don't recall where I saw that...


That’s the truth if it.


I fully agree. With two bodies in the car the handling improves and the rear doesn't break free unless you work at it. I refuse, however, in carrying 3 50# sacks of sand with me as they are lousy conversationalists and just no fun.
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#552892 - 09/01/19 11:55 PM Re: M3W, Weight Distribution? [Re: Michael H]
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Originally Posted By Michael H
Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Originally Posted By truckin-on
My recollection is that it's close to 50/50 with two passengers, but I don't recall where I saw that...


That’s the truth if it.


I fully agree. With two bodies in the car the handling improves and the rear doesn't break free unless you work at it. I refuse, however, in carrying 3 50# sacks of sand with me as they are lousy conversationalists and just no fun.


3 50lb sacks of sand is much better than most people I know.
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#553783 - 14/01/19 02:27 PM Re: M3W, Weight Distribution? [Re: KenShapiro]
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Swissghost/Andy just PM'd me with his police derived weights with him sitting the drivers seat.

- 360kg / 794# front
- 220kg / 485# back

That works out to a single up driver distribution of:

61% front
39% rear

Total weight one up is 580kg / 1279#

That's about what I remembered, I think... smile

Thanks again Andy for your valuable information. At least it is to me!
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