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Old 07-21-2010, 12:16 AM   #241
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took more weight out, under the pedals (that area)
i have a box full of the sound deadening and i just throw it in there when im done pulling it.
it has maybe about 90% of the stuff i have pulled
and i went to move it and i lost my balance, it was heavier than i thought.
weighs probably close to 30lbs give or take. im no expert haha

finally got the passenger side air bag out weighs a good 7lb or so if not 10.
bracket holding the airbag= 1.5 lbs
air bag module = 1.5lbs i say
i will mess with the wiring and weigh that when i get time.

i have about 10lbs left of sound deadening needing removal.

there are also little rectangle sound deadening piece that stick to the floor pan and etc.
they are about 5-6" by 3" or so.
probably 10 or so total on the car, i know there were 2 on my old oem quarter panels, and two infront of the shift assembly.
and about 5 on the panel where the back seats usually go.

something i thought of today also is the amount of weight in clips, bolts, screws and everything that has came out of the car.
and the trim also.
it can really add up quite nicely but im doing all this just to add abotu 100lbs to the front end shortly (pwsc)
but it will be ok cause i will have some powerssss

i will get massives oem lightweight crank pulley to save 2.5lbs or so.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:15 AM   #242
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Hey all, quick question, and first question as i'm new here! Hope it's alright to just post away :P A lot of people have mentioned the removal of the spare tyre and jack, is that completely legal? I know a few people with it removed, just never been too sure about it.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:09 PM   #243
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Well, we don't know if it would be legal because very few of us are from the UK

It's legal in the US...if you get stranded on the side of the road because you voluntarily removed your own tire and jack, that's your problem.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:06 AM   #244
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Does anyone have a list of all the "Extra" metal that can be cut away for weight reduction?
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:17 AM   #245
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So I finally got the chance to take my car to the scales…took it to the local land fill. The scale read in 20lb increments so im not sure how accurate it really is..

Result…2800lb with me in it and half tank of gas.

I drove on the scale and looked at the weight….it was fluctuating between 2780-2800-2820..so I just averaged it out at 2800.
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:06 PM   #246
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any svt's out there that weigh less than 2,560 WITHOUT driver and 1/2 tank of gas? Trying to see what others have done. my headliner, and carpet, and maybe a few other things that aren't mechanically essential will hopefully be coming out within the next week or two.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:45 PM   #247
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I guess it would help if I gave more info. Sorry folks!

The car was 2800lbs with me in it…I'm about 190lbs…so 2610lbs +/- without me.

Items removed or replaced-

Removed back seats
Removed A/C
Corbeau FX1 Pro drivers seat
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Braille 15lb Battery
Misc. parts/foam under hood

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any svt's out there that weigh less than 2,560 WITHOUT driver and 1/2 tank of gas? Trying to see what others have done. my headliner, and carpet, and maybe a few other things that aren't mechanically essential will hopefully be coming out within the next week or two.
I think 2560 is def do-able. I think you and I have very similar plans for our cars and next years track season I too want to get serious about the weight savings and start removing unnecessary stuff....
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I think 2560 is def do-able. I think you and I have very similar plans for our cars and next years track season I too want to get serious about the weight savings and start removing unnecessary stuff....
oh, I know it's do-able, because that's what I'm at now without me in it. lol

I was asking if there's anyone out there that's less than that (what I'm currently at), because I wanted to see what else they did to theirs, so I could do to mine.

Had my car on my buddy's lift a couple weeks ago, and he was able to very easily scrape off some of the sound deadening underneath the car. At this point, I could care less about the noise, since I already removed my radio and stuff, so I'm thinking I might go to town underneath the car as well. Every little bit adds up. I think getting it into the 2,400's without the driver and about 1/2 tank of gas would be SICK considering I should be built/boosted by early summer

and yea, I think our plans are pretty similar. Can't wait to see what this season has in store for us!
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oh, I know it's do-able, because that's what I'm at now without me in it. lol

I was asking if there's anyone out there that's less than that (what I'm currently at), because I wanted to see what else they did to theirs, so I could do to mine.

Had my car on my buddy's lift a couple weeks ago, and he was able to very easily scrape off some of the sound deadening underneath the car. At this point, I could care less about the noise, since I already removed my radio and stuff, so I'm thinking I might go to town underneath the car as well. Every little bit adds up. I think getting it into the 2,400's without the driver and about 1/2 tank of gas would be SICK considering I should be built/boosted by early summer

and yea, I think our plans are pretty similar. Can't wait to see what this season has in store for us!
haha I realized that was your weight after I posted. That’s getting pretty light! And I agree every little bit helps. Some of my friends and bride think im nuts. I started scraping off the tar sound deadening inside the car also. It’s a pita. I watched a youtube vid of guys using dry ice to remove the tar stuff….looked pretty cool.

2400’s would be awesome…plus if your adding boost, its going to fly! Did your car come with a sunroof? That’s the best place to remove some weight. the the highest point of the car. thats on my list....
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any svt's out there that weigh less than 2,560 WITHOUT driver and 1/2 tank of gas? Trying to see what others have done. my headliner, and carpet, and maybe a few other things that aren't mechanically essential will hopefully be coming out within the next week or two.
I'm at 2580 with a roll bar, I'll be looking to strip a but more out, I have the dash bors off not to see what I can find.
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