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      12-12-2011, 10:00 AM   #212
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Originally Posted by GoingTooFast View Post
You you can't deny physics... but you can wave your hand to the crowd while you are driving a Toyobaru sideways - that's how balanced it is!
You realize that a 50/50 weight balance is not ideal, right? A rearward bias is preferential, but most front engine cars can't achieve that, so just getting half of the weight on the back is considered beneficial. More weight in the back helps with traction, braking and can allow narrower front tires which can help greatly with drag coefficient and also allows smaller and lighter suspension components.

Ideally this current run of the BRZ/FRS/86 would have had a 45/55 or similar weight balance, allowing the future blown versions to not tip towards being nose heavy, which they likely will. It would also create a little more appeal to the "base" car in that it would retain slightly better handling and braking results than the blown cars.