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Old 03-04-2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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Question Weight Reduction!!

Does anyone know what i can do to make my car lighter?? i have a 1.8 focus zetec, but it's not very light, any ideas on how to make it lighter would be great, cheers.

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Old 03-04-2009, 04:53 PM   #2
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take side panels out backseat spare tire anything and everything plastic in the back....front seat if you would like....basically everything that unscrews and isnt a necesity
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remove the spare tire, rear seat delete. strip some interior parts. you could convert to manual windows/mirrors if you really want to strip down a few extra pounds.
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What does the driver weigh?
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dude you drive a zx3 right? then your car only ways like 2100lbs so if you can do enough performance mods and get a little into 200whp then it'll be a perfect weight to hp ratio, make it too light and you'll start to torque steer and it gets pretty intense sometimes
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What does the driver weigh?
that is a good place to start for some. lol

if you can live without AC that can shave some weight.
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What does the driver weigh?
LOL yea usually thats the first place to start.

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dude you drive a zx3 right? then your car only ways like 2100lbs so if you can do enough performance mods and get a little into 200whp then it'll be a perfect weight to hp ratio, make it too light and you'll start to torque steer and it gets pretty intense sometimes
Um a zx3 that weights 2100lbs??? Where the hell can I buy one.

Actually your zx3 and any foci weights around 2600 and 2700lbs. Like others have said, the spare tire and all things in the hatch is a good place to start. If you don't carry people in the back ditch the back seats as well. Light weight battery if you want. Other then those you'd have to start going alittle extreme in cutting the weight down. Also, not many people think about this but lighter wheels would help also.
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If your taking all the above stuff out, get rid of the rear seat belts, wiper motor and sound deadening material.
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the stock curb weight of the zx3 zetec was 2550. I have been able to get my car down to 2300 lbs by removing just about everything possible. but it is going to be my rally car, so its loud. good luck getting ur car to 2100 lbs. i don't think it can be done w/o all CF options, and 6 lb battery. and what does 2000 lbs to 200 whp mean?? how is that the perfect HP/weight ratio??? lol
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o, actually, I've done a few weight reduction threads b4, search some of my older threads.
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