Even if my car made less power, we wouldn't pull weight from the 99. That would mess up parity for the other spec lines. We wouldn't necessarily add weight to the 95 either, since it's a sample size of 1, and also the 95 is worse in the corners and has worse aero. The 95 should be slightly more powerful or lighter than the 99.
And you're right, there are other variables. But with larger sample sizes, it comes out in the wash. So far we have the Danny video and this one, that's 2. IMO, both saying the 95 needs help. Hopefully we'll have more.
Cool. we agree then that a drag race and dyno pulls do not tell the story and it isn't simple. So we are back to , what does tell the story? I wish I could help you get weight off your car Rob. This whole fight I have been waging has been counter productive to my long term goal of fielding a winning young driver in a well built car. You are on your own my friend as far as fighting to have weight removed. You being lighter is counter to my goals. But don't sweat it, the weight is meaningless and insignificant I am told.
Our videos don't show the NA 1.8 needs help IMO. IMO our video shows a setup problem with your car. I can show you the video from my 99 that you were walking on Saturday acting similarly to yours until I made major changes to the car overnight. Your video shows you unable to hold the line and pushing out in T2. So did the 99 until we changed it. And the change wasn't new tires. What is relevant with this data point is that I know for a fact that a NA 1.8 can go into T2 full throttle and hold the inside line all the way through without lifting. Granted you only go in without lifting when everything is exactly right and only for a couple of laps. That you couldn't on any lap tells me that your setup is off. With the setup on your car being that far off, then the video is useless to compare parity.