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Old 03-23-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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cut some weight?

how could you lighten up the maro
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:41 PM   #2
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:47 PM   #3
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Buy it a couple of drinks and tell it some jokes!
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:49 PM   #4
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For me I'll start with :
1- Carbon 17'' rims ( the 20 '' is big for a sports car) .
2- Remove the spare tire and the engine cover ;-) ( I'll get nothing) .
3- maybe a carbon fiber hood .
I think that's the only things you'll have to do without losing any feature
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:50 PM   #5
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dont fill your tank up only keep a couple gallons in it
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:51 PM   #6
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:51 PM   #7
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Get some lightweight aftermarket wheels.

-If you want rip out the sound deadening materials, There is a lot and weighs a lot! Then your car will be noisy.
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:53 PM   #8
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For me I'll start with :
1- Carbon 17'' rims ( the 20 '' is big for a sports car) .
2- Remove the spare tire and the engine cover ;-) ( I'll get nothing) .
3- maybe a carbon fiber hood .
I think that's the only things you'll have to do without losing any feature
17" wheels will 100% for sure not fit over those brakes. 18" wheels are 95% doubtful as well.
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:56 PM   #9
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dont fill your tank up only keep a couple gallons in it
This is such a bad idea. Your fuel pump is designed to operate with gas in the tank. Running with the tank always low can cause it to fail prematurely.
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:57 PM   #10
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Lightweight 19" wheels will be the first thing I do...those GM aluminum 20's weigh a LOT. My dad's Yukon XL 20's are ridiculously heavy and they look similar to the SS wheel.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:03 PM   #11
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Lightweight 19" wheels will be the first thing I do...those GM aluminum 20's weigh a LOT. My dad's Yukon XL 20's are ridiculously heavy and they look similar to the SS wheel.
I agree those stock wheels weigh a ton... I plan on getting lighter 19'' wheels, getting rid of my spare. I will get a carbon fiber hood when they make one and possibly a trunk too. This will be my daily driver i dont plan on going crazy with the weight savings yet. I think eventually I will get rid of the fron seats and get new lighter ones that hold you in a little better.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:06 PM   #12
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This is such a bad idea. Your fuel pump is designed to operate with gas in the tank. Running with the tank always low can cause it to fail prematurely.
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it would be better than ripping the interior out right?
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:26 PM   #13
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ABS
Air bags
seats (replace the drivers one with lightweight racing seat)
radio
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door panels
swap windows for lexan
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light weight battery
lighter wheels
windshield washer tank/lines

basically anything that isnt required to make the car go faster.

actually, the easiest way would be to buy a BIW (body in white) shell, then throw in the motor/trans/rear/etc and nothing else
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:37 PM   #14
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how much would all of this cut off
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:39 PM   #15
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If you want a racer then you buy that frame kit and build one.

Otherwise a tank is a tank... leave well enough alone.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:42 PM   #16
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ABS
Air bags
seats (replace the drivers one with lightweight racing seat)
radio
speakers
door panels
swap windows for lexan
carpet
dash pnls
center console pnls
light weight battery
lighter wheels
windshield washer tank/lines

basically anything that isnt required to make the car go faster.

actually, the easiest way would be to buy a BIW (body in white) shell, then throw in the motor/trans/rear/etc and nothing else
Here is your answer to making the car lighter. Probably the fastest easiest way.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:51 PM   #17
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For me I'll start with :
1- Carbon 17'' rims ( the 20 '' is big for a sports car) .
2- Remove the spare tire and the engine cover ;-) ( I'll get nothing) .
3- maybe a carbon fiber hood .
I think that's the only things you'll have to do without losing any feature
I don't think 17 or even 18" wheels will clear the big brakes,
but the carbon hood is a good start, also maybe a carbon trunk lid (providing you relocate the battery to the rear; cause you want to keep more weight over the back wheels)
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:52 PM   #18
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I'm just going to buy a supercharger.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:53 PM   #19
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spare tire
Spare Tires are hard to get rid of....

oh you meant the Car... the SS doesn't have one.


Still got mine....
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:58 PM   #20
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hmmm wonder if you can get the car without OnStar and XM? might be able to shave off another 3-5 lbs there...
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:00 PM   #21
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Hey,

Not sure what some of the previous posters are buying but if it's the SS:

1. There is no spare tire
2. Battery is already in the trunk
3. If you are so worried about weight, you could always try dieting or getting rid of the girlfriend/wife/SO....(other bonuses to this approach!)
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:19 PM   #22
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ABS
Air bags
seats (replace the drivers one with lightweight racing seat)
radio
speakers
door panels
swap windows for lexan
carpet
dash pnls
center console pnls
light weight battery
lighter wheels
windshield washer tank/lines

basically anything that isnt required to make the car go faster.
In response to how much this will save. 5-700lbs is my guess doing the items mentioned. Best is to find out where the factory blue race car came in at. Thats basically what you'll get if you went all out.
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hmmm wonder if you can get the car without OnStar and XM? might be able to shave off another 3-5 lbs there...
Jury is still out on getting the car without XM and OnStar, but i'm putting money on not being able to delete it.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:27 PM   #24
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I don't think 17 or even 18" wheels will clear the big brakes,
but the carbon hood is a good start, also maybe a carbon trunk lid (providing you relocate the battery to the rear; cause you want to keep more weight over the back wheels)
some 18s will fit. thats whats on the blue racer

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In response to how much this will save. 5-700lbs is my guess doing the items mentioned. Best is to find out where the factory blue race car came in at. Thats basically what you'll get if you went all out.
but remember that the blue racer also has a full roll cage built into it. which adds some weight.
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i think the driver losing some weight will work out lol. plus it gives you incentive to exercise!!
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