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Old 05-11-2018, 06:48 PM   #44045
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The exhaust and tune are the very best jumping off point. Lightweight parts and such are part of a much bigger picture. If you do all the free weight reduction first and are running out of ways to do more then is the time to start looking at parts. The cost per gain ratio from a lightweight shaft is horrible.
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Hard pass unless trying to shave every ounce. If I cared about being "competetive" at all, I would first drop 70 pounds of my own weight before spending a dime on light parts for a real race car.


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If you haven't done it already, and are looking for weight savings, get wheels and tires. The stock FRS wheel is 20.7 lbs, which is heavy for a 17x7. The cliche RPF1s in 17x7.5 are 15.1 lbs, and can accommodate a 225 width tire. That's about a 18 - 20 lbs savings in unsprung weight, with more tire (estimated because I have no idea how much weight the wider tire will add). In contrast, a carbon driveshaft seems to save about 10 lbs. If you wait until your tires need replaced anyway, the wheels will likely be less expensive as well.

Or this. If I could lay off the junk food all over the place at work, and go hiking more, I could probably drop 30 or so pounds of driver myself. If it mattered.

Also tempted to make that last part a sig.
Well, I'm not trying to make a race car, just looking for simple changes. But if the drive shaft isn't worth it then I'll stick with the exhaust and tune. I already have wheels and tires, and they're far from the lightest option, but they're still no heavier than the stock setup.
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Tire weight makes a bigger difference than wheel weight...
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Any change is negligible at best, but if it matters that much then just stick with 17x7 and 215 tires. With 225, you'd also have to calculate the additional rolling resistance, assuming that we're only concerned with acceleration and not cornering speed.
I guess I shouldn't have gotten 245/40 MPSS then...
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:13 PM   #44046
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Well, I'm not trying to make a race car, just looking for simple changes. But if the drive shaft isn't worth it then I'll stick with the exhaust and tune. I already have wheels and tires, and they're far from the lightest option, but they're still no heavier than the stock setup.



I guess I shouldn't have gotten 245/40 MPSS then...
Until you see tge price tag
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Until you see tge price tag
I mean...
http://www.ft86speedfactory.com/driv...l#.WvYlx2Eh200

That doesn't seem too bad. The exhaust components I want cost a lot more than that haha
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Ho's here.


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Old 05-11-2018, 07:33 PM   #44049
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Hm... I think we might need to get new random thoughts thread soon... it's starting to pushing back a page when I click on the "last" page.
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:43 PM   #44050
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Noooooo!


Pshh... works fine for me.
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Noooooo!


Pshh... works fine for me.
Its still fine, russian got him and hacked him
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Hm... I think we might need to get new random thoughts thread soon... it's starting to pushing back a page when I click on the "last" page.
Noooooo!


... Oh wait, Ultras got that part covered.
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Ho's here.


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Hm... I think we might need to get new random thoughts thread soon... it's starting to pushing back a page when I click on the "last" page.
I still line up. We should at least go to 50,000 posts. So sometime next week.
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I still line up. We should at least go to 50,000 posts. So sometime next week.
Yeah... we’ll make new random thread every 50k.
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Hm... I think we might need to get new random thoughts thread soon... it's starting to pushing back a page when I click on the "last" page.
That's been an ongoing thing for ages now. (At least a decade FWIW)

I usually see it happen when the forum software gets confused about how many pages there are and makes a new page, but there isn't actually a post on the new page.

The instant someone makes a new post to actually require a new page, it starts to work correctly again.
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:29 PM   #44057
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What @x808drifter said...

That's the only time I see it on Random Thoughts 2 right now, and I see that on all the threads, not just here. The old Random thoughts 1 was off by 5 or 6 pages for me before we switched.
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That's been an ongoing thing for ages now. (At least a decade FWIW)

I usually see it happen when the forum software gets confused about how many pages there are and makes a new page, but there isn't actually a post on the new page.

The instant someone makes a new post to actually require a new page, it starts to work correctly again.
I thought someone had said it happens when there are moderated messages in a thread - the messages are still there in the forum database so it generates the page count based on that but they're not displayed to most of us so the page count doesn't line up with what we can actually see.
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