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Old 06-14-2012, 10:23 PM   #15
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Good to verify our scale is reading at least somewhat properly!

Nice. Definitely post up all your specifics. Thanks!


We dropped 25 lbs. with our lightweight lithium-ion battery. We're finishing up a custom mount for it now. I'll add a pic and weight to my pics above. Race buckets are going to be another very nice reduction. I weighed an old Sparco Roadster seat that I had in my Z06...weighed in at 16 lbs. for the fiberglass version. We're making some custom lightweight aluminum seat rails that will only be a few pounds. Overall, a 20lb. drop in seat weight (per side) seems likely...so that's another 40 lbs. that can be shed.

It shouldn't be a big problem to get down into the 2550 lbs. range without ripping the car to shreds. That's about what my '98 Integra Type R weighed, and that car had very similar HP. These cars are going to be very lively at that fighting weight, even on a stock (and reliable) engine. Therein lies the beauty. I keep telling myself that this is going to be the RWD Type R I always wanted, or what I wish my NA Miata was...a particularly nice balance of power and weight.
thats....a ......$450.......Battery.....
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:04 PM   #16
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Very well done with all the pics and stuff! Big up!!!
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:08 PM   #17
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Awesome data, much appreciated. Glad to see so much room for improvement in rotational mass domain.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:03 AM   #18
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Awesome stuff!

*Any chance you know the weight of just the stock wheel?

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Old 06-15-2012, 08:24 AM   #19
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Thanks guys! I'm glad it is so helpful.

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thats....a ......$450.......Battery.....
It ain't cheap, but it knocks 25 lbs. off the nose in 5 minutes, lowers the center of gravity, and improves front to rear weight balance. There's not much else on the car that can do that so easily! We're almost done with our custom mount for it. It's going to be a slick, lightweight little aluminum unit.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:26 AM   #20
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*Any chance you know the weight of just the stock wheel?
I doubt we'll be pulling the tires anytime soon...at least not until we shred the stock tires. We'll be using aftermarket wheels/tires. Sorry!
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:35 AM   #21
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Great start to a weight savings thread.

As a side note, it's rather interesting that it's a BRZ being the candidate. If you are going to start removing and replacing stuff (such as the seats) anyway, why not just buy the cheaper FR-S? What makes the BRZ more valuable over the FR-S as some would say, would be that extra stuff that you are gutting out.
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I love you! lol. Ill be spending a lot of time here. i plan on ditching a lot of the fat once i purchase mine!!!! great job keep it coming!!!!!
I noticed your sig..

Why would you go from a S2K or a TT to a speed6?
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:12 AM   #23
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I remember that the Gazoo 86 that raced on the nurburgring weighed ~2400 lbs...
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:21 AM   #24
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Amazing. Made it a whole lot easier for the rest of the guys on forum.
Really eye opening to see how much simple things like the cupholders and rear mats weigh. Guess I'm gonna be shedding at least 1.2 lbs. tonight.

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Thanks very helpfull.
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This thread is AWESOME. It's so cool that we have so many people willing to gather all the data on the cars that we need! Thanks for doing this!
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:34 AM   #27
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I dont know what else you were thinking about weighing but so far this is all very good information! Keep it up!
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