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Old 04-29-2020, 09:26 AM   #281
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Its only a 2x4 sheet thickness determines the price more. Too be honest I could have went thicker to make it more "structural".
https://dragonplate.com/solid-carbon...&sFilters=8!45

I went 3mm, should've went to 4mm to be stiffer. The Economy sheets are Matte/unfinished on the backside, finished on the front.
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I would of expected 3mm would be pretty solid. Plus if you wanna go structural, recommend getting trunk braces. They’re more structurally effective
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I would of expected 3mm would be pretty solid. Plus if you wanna go structural, recommend getting trunk braces. They’re more structurally effective
well wanted to get structural without adding weight of metal bars + covering the rear seat area. Don't need to get that structural I guess its plenty strong
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Old 04-29-2020, 12:31 PM   #283
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Its only a 2x4 sheet thickness determines the price more. Too be honest I could have went thicker to make it more "structural".
https://dragonplate.com/solid-carbon...&sFilters=8!45

I went 3mm, should've went to 4mm to be stiffer. The Economy sheets are Matte/unfinished on the backside, finished on the front.
If you wanted strength you should have gotten something with a nomex/honeycomb core. Sandwich panels will give you way more strength than just another few layers of carbon. At some point with the strength/weight ratio, the sandwich panel will be lighter.
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Old 05-03-2020, 12:45 PM   #284
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Made a huge sacrifice to the car gods with one of the big weight reduction mods the LIGHTWEIGHT FLYWHEEL!!

Went with this Ebay Special FX Flywheel for $140. https://www.ebay.com/itm/FX-RACING-C...72.m2749.l2649
It had good product reviews on Amazon so that was good enough for me.
I reused the stock clutch/pressure plate.

I also put in the Upgraded TOB, Velox clutch fork, Velox Pivot, new Fork clips



Not going to post a install instructions as plenty of those are out there. My only advice is taking the time to remove the shifter completely instead of the unclipping from underneath shortcut. Taking the shortcut made it a pain to remove and install the tranny if your doing this in your driveway on jackstands. And jacking the front of the motor makes it easier to line up and slide in


So now onto the weights
Stock Flywheel 19.75lbs

FX flywheel 11.75 for a MASSIVE 8lb LOSS!


Stock Pivot arm .75lbs

Velox heavy duty arm 1lb 6oz, for a 10oz gain


Also added Torque Solution transmission mount + Aliexpress Shifter base bushing




I haven't pushed it yet as I want to honor the breakin period but everything seems smooth. And to be honest don't notice any driveability issues. I did have to adjust the clutch engagement for the pedal. Overrall a nice chunk of weight off the front of the car again!
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Old 05-13-2020, 03:34 PM   #285
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Just Finished my rear seat flat plate. Also used it to remount the battery here instead of the the trunk.

First the weights out of the way
The CF plate 2.25lbs + the black carpet covers 1lb =3.25
-minus old carpeted rear seat delete + stock center carpet = 2.5lb
Ill add in .25lbs for bolts so total gain is 1lb
I could shorten the power cable a bit and lose some weight but I left it alone for now
CF Plate

Carpeted pieces - pet slept on adding hair weight haha

-old Carpet pieces + stock piece


NOW ONTO The PICS!


Carpeted piece. Used Rivnuts into the stock side armrests for mounting.




Seat installed

Used 2 small braces under the plate, plate is riveted to brace as you can see under battery
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The rear cover looks amazing
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Aliexpress steering wheel mod $40

Whats up everyone been gone for about 2 years. Spent that time away from cars. Mainly focusing on Crypto mining rigs. But now im making a comeback!

My first mod back is Aliexpress steering wheel mod

I ordered these for about $40
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003611999757.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002073638401.html


Used this guys video on how to do it.


I removed the horn/airbag and the steering wheel buttons. At the end used 3m double sided tape in the area near the steering wheel controls to pull, then tuck underneath

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Old 04-02-2022, 03:04 PM   #288
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It’s good to have you back! What are your plans to further lower the weight? You’ve done a lot already… maybe something radical like a K-swap?
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Old 04-06-2022, 06:35 PM   #289
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It’s good to have you back! What are your plans to further lower the weight? You’ve done a lot already… maybe something radical like a K-swap?
Well next round of mods will be adding in some weight for functionality. As far as swaps ill wait till the Gen 2 motor swaps become easy and available

Just added in the JDL catted/Resonated Front Pipe! This is about 5lbs heavier than my straight FP, but 2.5lbs lighter than stock. As a daily driver I could no longer bear the smell of being completely catless

Current weight 2349.5 lbs. As long as I stay under 2370 which would be 400lbs less than stock ill be good.



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Aliexpress Day!

Added more weight (+3.5lbs)with this CF weave center console added today from ALiexpress. It slides right in and out (so I can remove it), also has this nice usb connectors.






Also added all these CF pieces from Aliexpress
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Old 04-11-2022, 09:16 PM   #291
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Major Changes

So the past few weeks Ive been working on repainting my car. Literally used $5 a can Rustoleum Flat White. I neglected my car for 2 years so some of the dry carbon on the fenders ect had cracked other various cosmetic issues that would be costly to have entire car painted elsewhere. Im very happy with my rattle can results

Also added splitters, side skirts, spats. Painted anything matte black to a Gloss Black and 2k Clear and also added red pinstripe.

And got some New Konig Hypergrams in Carbon w/lip 17x9

Last good old pic from 2 years ago


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Forgot to add my weight increases with the mods

Konig Hypergrams 17x9, nexen Nfura 245/40/17 = 38.5lbs
2lbs heavier than my 17x8 setup but much more grip and still lighter than stock



front lips 1.4lbs


SIde skirts 2.7lbs


rear spats 1.1lbs
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Old 04-20-2022, 09:52 PM   #293
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Car looks awesome, good work on the paint
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