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Old 07-17-2019, 12:17 PM   #1
Dakota97
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Weight Reduction

Like many of us I daily my 2012 5 Speed Hatch but also like to hit the track on the weekend. According to the internet our cars weigh 2889lbs but I feel I could get more out of our ponies if we cut that down.
I’ve already removed half the back seat, the hatch cover divider thing, purchased aluminum wheels and added carbon vinyl to cut down weight but I’m wondering what electrical motors and junk can be removed (active grille, power mirrors, extra plastic, etc) without affecting the performance of the car.
I live in Ontario in the land of salt and snow 8/12 months but send it anyways with our good friend the e-brake on ice and I don’t know if the active grille protects the rad or what. I’ve got plans to cut into various body parts anyways so as long as she runs without an engine light I’m down to take out nearly anything
Whatever creative mods people have done are welcome as ideas thx


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