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Old 07-11-2011, 10:43 AM   #1
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Curving down Camaro's weight...

I'm waiting to get hold on the new ''european'' version of the Camaro SS, first mod will certainly be to drop whatever unnecessary weight from the car, staring from A/C, power windows, the whole interior, rear seats, steel front/rear and doors bars, lighter exhaust sistem, etc.

I'd love to read the experiences of those who have eventually put their Camaros on a hard diet and the results in terms of weight savings.

Also, I'd like to have links where to by online perspex windshields and possibly lightweight body parts.

You might have noticed I'm new here but I'm not new on these kind of mods, I have a fully modded C3 Vette weighting exactly 1.260kgs (from about 1.650kgs...).





...and an under 1.000kgs Tvr Griffith 500...

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Old 07-11-2011, 02:51 PM   #2
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^ that corvette is sick...

do you race them?
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:27 PM   #3
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^ that corvette is sick...

do you race them?
I do at every crosslight..

Seriously, I raced the vette twice in a hillclimb track, well, just to promote my company venting a big flag on my going up and driving the pubblic crazy with its thunderous rumble, there is nothing like getting the applause of the people by the road when you drive down the hill, it was fun...

The vette is seriously quick anyway, apart from it's lightweight she enjoys of the push of the 575hp of an 'American Speed' SB engine and has a 4.11 rear gears on a 4 speeds manual stick.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:40 PM   #4
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There have been many threads started by members who were going to "put their Camaros on a diet".

I haven't seen the results of anyone actually doing it, though. I think in the end, people still want to drive the car every day, have a radio, a/c, seating for friends on occasion.................and windows.

So you can be the first, but it looks, based on your Corvette, you might go through with it.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:39 PM   #5
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Here is a good build thread....
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ght=blue+angel
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:15 PM   #6
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I'm waiting to get hold on the new ''european'' version of the Camaro SS, first mod will certainly be to drop whatever unnecessary weight from the car, staring from A/C, power windows, the whole interior, rear seats, steel front/rear and doors bars, lighter exhaust sistem, etc.

I'd love to read the experiences of those who have eventually put their Camaros on a hard diet and the results in terms of weight savings.

Also, I'd like to have links where to by online perspex windshields and possibly lightweight body parts.

You might have noticed I'm new here but I'm not new on these kind of mods, I have a fully modded C3 Vette weighting exactly 1.260kgs (from about 1.650kgs...).
Goto Seibon's site. I dont know their weights but they make carbon fiber Hoods, fenders, trunks and now Doors
Would really like to know if you did get them all how much weight you would save..

Seibons website http://seiboncarbon.com/products/chevrolet/camaro/

Heard in Transformers 3 they put in a carbon fiber roof
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:10 PM   #7
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If you want to loose some weight in the suspension take a look at this place www.extremeinnovationsandfabrication.com
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:23 PM   #8
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If you want to loose some weight in the suspension take a look at this place www.extremeinnovationsandfabrication.com
How much for engine cradle, doesnt say?
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:25 PM   #9
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That is one SICK C3 vette!!
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:32 PM   #10
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I took about 700 lbs (320 kg) out of my 1998 camaro SS that I would daily drive and drag race. I am lightening up my convertible also, but nothing as extreme as my 98. I have taken about 230 lbs out of my car so far.
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:33 PM   #11
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I took about 700 lbs (320 kg) out of my 1998 camaro SS that I would daily drive and drag race. I am lightening up my convertible also, but nothing as extreme as my 98. I have taken about 230 lbs out of my car so far.
any list of mods parts and weight lose?
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:34 PM   #12
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any list of mods parts and weight lose?
Which camaro?
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:09 PM   #13
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Which camaro?
The new one 2011 .. 230lbs a nice amount
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:53 PM   #14
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The new one 2011 .. 230lbs a nice amount
30 lbs by swapping to a race weight battery
7 lbs remove flat tire kit & foam insert
5 lbs remove engine cover
75 lbs only fill tank with 5 gallons of gas instead of full tank
66 lbs swapping 20 RS wheels for 18" Forgestar
41 lbs swapping stock exhaust for XSPower complete kit
3 lbs swap from stock to ASP pulley
3 lbs (just a guess) swapping stock bushings to BMR polyurethane

230 lbs total

By far the biggest difference was the wheels. Reducing rotating weight has an exponential effect as opposed to reducing dead weight. It felt like i took 300 lbs out of the car. The wheels are also 2" shorter up front and 1.5" shorter out back so that helps rolling resistance and is like a mini gear swap. I was going to buy Racing Brake rotors to save another 24 lbs but just can't drop 2 grand on them.
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:59 PM   #15
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30 lbs by swapping to a race weight battery
7 lbs remove flat tire kit & foam insert
5 lbs remove engine cover
75 lbs only fill tank with 5 gallons of gas instead of full tank
66 lbs swapping 20 RS wheels for 18" Forgestar
41 lbs swapping stock exhaust for XSPower complete kit
3 lbs swap from stock to ASP pulley
3 lbs (just a guess) swapping stock bushings to BMR polyurethane

230 lbs total

By far the biggest difference was the wheels. Reducing rotating weight has an exponential effect as opposed to reducing dead weight. It felt like i took 300 lbs out of the car. The wheels are also 2" shorter up front and 1.5" shorter out back so that helps rolling resistance and is like a mini gear swap. I was going to buy Racing Brake rotors to save another 24 lbs but just can't drop 2 grand on them.
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I will be doing rotors soon.. I need them at mininum in front..
Wheels on hold till I pay credit cards off.. But I am staying 20in so they will be 24 to 29lbs for rears depending which rims I pick..
was thinking about battery but had problem in past with NY cold weather. I could try 21lbs one.. The Lithiums just way too much money
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:37 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the inputs, I've taken good note of them..But, how come nobody seems to be interested in something more radical? Like dropping A/C, heavy seats for racing buckets, power windows, exchanging heavy glass windshields and windows for pespex?

I'm sure there is plenty of bulky dead weight waiting to be dumped in a 2011 Camaro...
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Thanks for all the inputs, I've taken good note of them..But, how come nobody seems to be interested in something more radical? Like dropping A/C, heavy seats for racing buckets, power windows, exchanging heavy glass windshields and windows for pespex?

I'm sure there is plenty of bulky dead weight waiting to be dumped in a 2011 Camaro...
Well my car only car so its my 25k mile a yr daily driver.. lexan front windshield not road legal from what I know. Don't know what pespex is. I like to be able to open windows but been thinking bout racing seats
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:46 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the inputs, I've taken good note of them..But, how come nobody seems to be interested in something more radical? Like dropping A/C, heavy seats for racing buckets, power windows, exchanging heavy glass windshields and windows for pespex?

I'm sure there is plenty of bulky dead weight waiting to be dumped in a 2011 Camaro...
You have to have pretty deep pockets to buy a $35k-$45K+ car and start ripping stuff out. wait a couple of years after people start to go further with these cars and they get cheaper.

The momentum autosports Camaro looks pretty light. http://momentumautosports.com/moment...-build-part-1/
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How much for engine cradle, doesnt say?
I think they are $1750.00 It is under parts
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I do at every crosslight..

Seriously, I raced the vette twice in a hillclimb track, well, just to promote my company venting a big flag on my going up and driving the pubblic crazy with its thunderous rumble, there is nothing like getting the applause of the people by the road when you drive down the hill, it was fun...

The vette is seriously quick anyway, apart from it's lightweight she enjoys of the push of the 575hp of an 'American Speed' SB engine and has a 4.11 rear gears on a 4 speeds manual stick.
Don't drive down hill too fast , you may end up in Portugal [Viana do Castelo ] !!!!
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:27 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the inputs, I've taken good note of them..But, how come nobody seems to be interested in something more radical? Like dropping A/C, heavy seats for racing buckets, power windows, exchanging heavy glass windshields and windows for pespex?

I'm sure there is plenty of bulky dead weight waiting to be dumped in a 2011 Camaro...

Talk with Conrad and Luke over at Blu808. They stripped the Hankook Drift Camaro down to nothing. Have all sorts of lightweight parts on it also.

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..., I have a fully modded C3 Vette weighting exactly 1.260kgs (from about 1.650kgs)
How much is that in dollars?
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How much is that in dollars?
I don't know, I quit counting after the first 30.000 usd...
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