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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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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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how much would all of this cut off
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