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Old 11-25-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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the weight reduction of FR - S?

Hello everyone , this is my first time to post a topic since iI joined this club couple weeks ago. I wanna put some humor in my first topic so I hope no one gets offended.

After deployment, I purchased two cars which are FR-S and Prius C within 4 month. Prius C is paid off already but I don't think I will put any money on the modification of FR-S for a year.

That's why I have been watching topics and drooling all over them. I have seen many topics about the weight reduction of FR-S. I really want titanium or carbon fiber parts even though they are hell expensive.

I found very inexpensive way to achieve the weight reduction. It is drivers weight. If you trim down your body fat about 10lb, you will save about $400. If you do more than 20lb, you will save more than $1000 for light weight parts.

I'm thinking about requesting a weight loss forum lol
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:49 PM   #2
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Yeah, but if you lost 20 lbs AND spent the $1000 on lightweight parts, just think how much faster it will be!!

But seriously, if you can lose some weight as a driver and still end up modding for weight reduction you're just that much farther ahead. Every little bit counts. I have the build of a horse jockey so it isn't even an option for me. If I lost 20 lbs I'd probably look emaciated.
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Yep I am in same boat. I weigh 175 and if I lost 20 lbs I would look like a stick man.

And I do love me some lightened parts!! For less expensive start with a light weight battery!
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What do you need the car to do in its lighter state that it wont do now? And how did you baseline the original performance specification that you are trying to improve upon?
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Unless you're willing to live with a gutted interior and noisy car, weight reduction for the street is like chasing your tail. You're not really going to get anywhere.

The hood is already aluminum, so going cf is not going to offer any weight reduction. Maybe nose and front fenders from dry cf? But honestly, those are going to cost more than a turbo kit. You may not notice the 5 pound weight reduction from the body parts, but you'd certainly notice the 50+hp from a turbo kit.

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I weigh 140. Its like a 30-60lb weight reduction compared to most drivers lol.
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Perhaps it can be staged;

Stage 1- lose 20 lbs

Stage 2- get into shape

Stage 3- take a HPDE course to best utilize the weight loss and physical improvement.
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If you trim down your body fat about 10lb, you will save about $400. If you do more than 20lb, you will save more than $1000 for light weight parts.

Honey, you know how you can save me $400-$1000?
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Perhaps is can be staged;

Stage 1- lose 20 lbs

Stage 2- get into shape

Stage 3- take a HPDE course to best utilize the weight loss and physical improvent.
^ he has the right idea. I can lose 20 pounds safely, but reality means that some of the fat will be replaced by muscle if you do things right, which will make your net weight loss maybe like 10-13 pounds.
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what if you sealed off the car and had a mask that picked up outside oxygen then pressurized helium into the car?

EDIT: did the math, the car would only loose 5 lbs from the upward force of helium
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Me weighing 125lb, I dont think I will be doing this mod lol.
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Honey, you know how you can save me $400-$1000?
I know how to save 15% or more on car insurance!

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^ he has the right idea. I can lose 20 pounds safely, but reality means that some of the fat will be replaced by muscle if you do things right, which will make your net weight loss maybe like 10-13 pounds.
If you aim to lose 20 pounds but stop at 10, you're not done yet.

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If you aim to lose 20 pounds but stop at 10, you're not done yet.
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I think you're misunderstanding. I can lose 20 pounds of fat, but the gains in muscle will offset the total loss of weight.
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I think you're misunderstanding. I can lose 20 pounds of fat, but the gains in muscle will offset the total loss of weight.
The car doesn't care if it's 20 pounds of muscle, fat or ball bearings.

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The car doesn't care if it's 20 pounds of muscle, fat or ball bearings.

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Haha, well yeah of course. You could starve yourself to lose 20 pounds but then you'll probably faint while driving!
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Haha, well yeah of course. You could starve yourself to lose 20 pounds but then you'll probably faint while driving!
You haven't seen me. I could lose 20 pounds without myself or anyone else noticing.

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You haven't seen me. I could lose 20 pounds without myself or anyone else noticing.

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Probably true for you, not for me though.
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In reality, I've been dedicating myself into running laps at my local recreation center and also a local high school track as much as I can throughout each week.

I used to weigh closer to 195 lbs, and I've lost about 10 lbs so far... I'm trying to reach a steady 170-175 lbs, and I think I'll be good as long as I maintain the habit of consistent exercise and diet.

After trimming off the excess weight, you'd be surprised at how much more athletic and more energetic one can feel when performing 25 minute track sessions during HPDE events (as @wbradley pointed out).
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I'm 6'4" and weigh about 250, I could trim down to 220, but thats as far as i would go because I would have to start losing muscle mass after that. Sucks being a big guy to start with, but thats why god invented FI
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