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Old 06-21-2006, 03:35 PM   #11
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I'll be busy tonight.... lol
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Old 06-21-2006, 03:45 PM   #12
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^^^ Not THAT busy I don't think, not from the looks of it. LOL
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Old 06-21-2006, 03:49 PM   #13
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sorry i've been waiting a while to drop that in a thread!
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:04 PM   #14
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Did this mod shortly after I installed my VF rear mount and FRPP short throw shifter, and heartily agree with WD40 - the car shifts like a different animal! It has a crisper, more tactile feeling, with a lighter throw. Fun!!
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:07 PM   #15
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^^^Now that's an extremely good question.
I liken it to:
1) Why'd they give us such a soft/anemic rear mount?
2) Why'd they give us such a horrid stock tune?
3) Why didn't they make the TC completely defeatable with the switch?
etc etc...

If you look at the link in my first post (link to where I first saw this mod),
you'll see there's several people that have had the counterweight removed for quite some time with no ill effects.
4) Why does the CAT bracket break so easily?
5) Why do the stupid heatshields rattle so much?
etc. etc....

I'm sold, I'll give it a try this weekend and see what happens.

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Old 06-21-2006, 04:09 PM   #16
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but felt like I just didn't have the time to figure it out, and now I see just how easy it is!
And...it's probably that much easier for you with the CAI.
I'll bet that's a lot quicker to remove from the MAF than the stock airbox to gain access.
In fact...you might not even have to touch it at all.
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:40 PM   #17
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I removed the counterweight some time ago and love it. Granted It wasn't nearly as easy for me to get off... I ended up stripping the head of the bolt got pissed of and said it who needs the freaking counterweight and took the sawzall to it... I cut through the bushing between the counterweight and the arm it connects to and then through the bolt, no ill effects. Granted it can't ever be put back but I have no regrets after driving with it removed.
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:56 PM   #18
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DAMMIT!! I half debated telling the company I have coming over in 30 minutes not to come til later so I could go to the garage and do this. Am I a bad person or just a true fanatic?
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:57 PM   #19
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Im definitly giving this a shot tonight
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:01 PM   #20
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i wish my car was stick for i can try dis. damn :(
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