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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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Originally Posted by Gregg
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| Originally posted by chr328is@Mar 9 2005, 11:43 PM |
I trust your sources and whatever, but I am soooo confused about the weight. How are the 2 doors the same weight/ slightly heavier than the 4 doors? Does it have to do with the cages of the car? or the? or...... I'm so confused
| Originally posted by drz328i@Mar 9 2005, 10:01 PM |
Ready for operation, with full tank of fuel, options not included
| Originally posted by thekid@Mar 10 2005, 11:40 AM |
It is quite common for 2 door models to weigh more. For instance the mid 90's Subarau Imprezza's. For auto-x you would think a two door model would be desireable. But no, the 2 dr model weighes in more. I believe that the difference was only 90 lbs or so.
But any way as to why this would be the case. It seems to me that doors would be stiffer than say a fender. Why? Because the door has stuff in it and is built to be pretty stiff. Also doors are made to take full side impacts and are the only things protecting you in such cases. The back half (behind the front... err doors) is bascially by it's self a large rear fender. They have to make up the rigidity of the body some how. I would imagine because of the body of the car it would take quite a bit to make one large fender as safe as a door and as ridgid because of the saftey things required by the door.
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