MGBGTV8 kerbside CB & RB weight

Comparing the kerbside weights, the rubber bumper model is 87 lb (40 kg) heavier than a chrome bumper MGBGTV8. The net increase in weight with rubber bumpers was 87 lb (40 kg) and interestingly 69% of that increase in weight went on the front wheels and 31% on the rear wheels.


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Chrome bumper MGBGTV8
Kerbside weight 2442 lb (1108 kg)
Weight distribution (kerbside):
Front: 49.5% - 1207 lb (548 kg)
Rear: 50.5% - 1235 lb (560 kg)

Source: MGBGTV8 Driver's Handbook AKD8423 page 68

Rubber bumper MGBGTV8
Kerbside weight 2529 lb (1148 kg) plus 87 lb (40 kg)
Weight distribution (kerbside):
Front: 50.2% - 1268 lb (575 kg) plus 79 lb (61 kg) plus 69.2%
Rear: 49.8% - 1261 lb (571 kg) plus 26 lb (11 kg) plus 30.8%

Source: MGBGTV8 Driver's Handbook AKD8423 page 81

The conversion of lbs to kgs in the table shown on page 81 of the handbook seems incorrect: - the kerbside weight should be 1147 kg and the rear load 572 kg.
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