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stradale roll bar weight

Discussion in '360/430' started by stradman, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. stradman

    stradman Formula 3
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    I thought I'd let anyone who is interested that I just got confirmation from Ferrari SPA that the aluminium roll bar weighs only 3.5kg(not the 15-20kg that was quoted by some). As its very light I have added it therefore to my options list.
    Alex
     
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  3. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
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    Yeah, but we all know Ferrari SpA has funny scales! ;)

    Seriously, though... 3.5kg rollbar?? That sounds too good to be true.
    I'd have thought 5kg a small miracle. 3.5kg? I'd need confirmation from someone with non-suspect scales before I believed that.
     
  4. robinh

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    At 3.5Kg I fear that it will be no stronger than a Coke can
     
  5. stradman

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    Remember it is aluminium and not steel/cast iron!!
    Whether it is any stronger than an aluminium coke can I can't say however!
     
  6. paulie_b

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    you would have to assume that if they put it in the car, it must have been tested to be strong enough.
     
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  8. LouB

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    Something sounds fishy. Doesn't a 2 inch dia Aluminum tube .250 thick weigh about 2#/Ft? 3.5 kg is 7.7 lbs so this "roll bar" has only a total length of of under 4ft.
     
  9. wazza

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    Alex,

    Any chance you could ask them what happened to the advertised weight and the actual weight for the rest of the car.
    I for one would be extreemly interested in the response.

    Cheers

    Wazza
     
  10. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
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    I'll second that.

    And if you get an answer, follow up with... and what makes the US model so much heavier than the Euro model?

    ;) :D
     

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