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Old 12-10-2011, 02:13 AM   #1
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Weight loss potential?

With the current weight of this car, how easy do you think it'll be to get drop about 100 lbs without getting extreme?
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:29 AM   #2
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what's your definition of "extreme"?
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:02 AM   #3
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Remove back seat, spare tire/jack, delete most of the exhaust and use a turn down tip after the header or muffler, and of course light weight 16's.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:49 AM   #4
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Let's see, Aluminum hood & trunk so CF won't make a difference.
You can take out power window stuff, put in CF seats, Aluminum one piece drive shaft, lighter 16" Enki wheels, replace exhaust behind cat with cheap aluminum/steel components, plastic side windows, remove the ABS system, remove stereo system or A/C system on your choice.
That's 100 lb in savings right there. No need to strip any paint, acoustic or rear seats. Those won't save much for what they offer.
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Most of those materials are on the bottom of the car, lower than the engine itself. I doubt this car comes with a ton of stuffing under the carpet to reduce noise. Probably no better than a Corolla.

Air bags! Not sure how many this car comes with but they can weight quite a bit when there are 10 of them in a car.
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Seriously? It's been all of two days since the last weight reduction thread.

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Seriously? It's been all of two days since the last weight reduction thread.

For real. C'mon guys. You are killing us.
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We can never get enough weight reduction threads. Can we?
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I'd rather drive the car as is. Other than wheels, and maybe aluminum drive shaft, I don't feel anything else is worth removing for the purpose the car was made for.
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Seriously? It's been all of two days since the last weight reduction thread.

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For real. C'mon guys. You are killing us.
But this ones in a completely different subforum...
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serious. what we need is a discussion on thread reduction not weight
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