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Mar17-11, 10:55 PM
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Quote Quote by michaelwoodco View Post
Yes, but many sports cars now a days are designed to have such a low center of gravity. Obviously if the center of gravity were as low as the contact patch the car could never wheelie, (unless it came upon a bump or hill) So the center of gravity seems to play an undeniably large role to me. More so than the wheel base.
Low doesn't mean far back, though, does it?

Usually with this kind of question, I try to isolate properties. So you would want to say 'all else being equal, a car with a longer wheelbase is tougher to wheelie'. That means if the center of gravity is in the same relative location, but one car has a longer wheelbase, it'll be tougher to wheelie.