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Removing weight == understeer?

So now that my car is back on the road after all of the fixes & upgrades, I've noticed mild understeer on the street. I wasn't expecting this, to say the least.

I haven't weighed the car since I finished the work, but here's what I did and the approximate weight savings:
  • 965 front bumper: approx -5 lbs by eliminating homemade bumper mounts, lighter bumper, shaving pieces of the bumper I didn't need.
  • fiberglass hood: -18lbs (according to my bathroom scale)
  • Oil fitting cleanup ~-1lb - replaced brass adapters with alumiunum, reduced the number of fittings.
  • cut down bumper mounts ~-2lbs
  • RSA door panels - unknown
  • manual aero mirrors - -6lbs

So I removed about 30lbs from the front of the car. I guess it's time to dig out the corner balance scales.
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