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#1 Nu2mini


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:42 PM

I have just returned from the builders merchant with a 25 Kg bag of sand in the boot and it seems to make a noticeable difference (Improvement) to a car that I would have already said handles well. Has anyone else noticed this phenomenon ??? and if so what is the optimum amount of ballast to carry. The building job's on hold for now !!

#2 robminibcy


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:57 PM

not in a mini but my golf definitely drives better with a bit of weight in the back (or when towing!)

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:12 PM

not in a mini but my golf definitely drives better with a bit of weight in the back (or when towing!)


hmm ill try it in mine, i always work on the idea of a golf is already heavy enough hah 

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:29 PM

I would suggest not trying it with 40-odd patio slabs. My mate drove home on the bumpstops...  :ohno:  >_<  :blink:

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:45 PM

I know my mum and dad used to drive about with a bag of sand and/or a concrete slab in the front boot of their skoda estelle (gotta love the rear engine rear wheel drive layout). But that was so the front didn't skate all over the road in anything more than a light breeze.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:58 AM

My late father owned a NSU1200 in the early 70’s, only changed to a Blaze Marina super when I was born, working for Goodyear tyres he kept a 14lb bag of tyre weights in each front corner of the boot. Said it was the best car he’d owned, air cooled and like ******* of a shovel and handled like a sports car. Changed times.

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