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Old 04-16-2007, 11:44 PM   #1
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If one were to go nuts and began to jettison unnecessary components, how much weight could his or her Focus lose? (assuming the Sawzall is left in its case)

I mean, who really needs carpet, sound deadening, a back seat, door and roof paneling, sound system, a/c, etc.

I have an acquaintance with a stripped down older Civic that weighs in at under 1800 lbs with him in it. I know we cant touch that, but...

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When you go drag racing it is worth the time to remove the jack, spare tire, etc. Unless the vehicle is a serious race only pig, its really not worth the time and lack of comfort IMO.
Speed is only a matter of money; how fast do you want to go?
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:40 AM   #3
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I bet you could drop 2-300 pretty easily.

Passanger and Rear Seats
Spare + Jack
Lighter Battery
No carpet/sound deadening
1/4 Tank Gas

Only thing you have to pay for there is the lighter battery.
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you could get the car under 2500 lbs with no spare and jack (40 lbs), no backseat and a 1/4 tank of gas
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