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Old 03-26-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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weight issuses and what im thinking

ok i race motocross almost all my life and i remember honda dropped like8 lbs from changing their bolts heads to the next smaller size and a diff material if i end up makin my car a drag car i may end up doing that and see what u would loose i bet it would be alot over the car just wondering if anyone done something like this.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:41 PM   #2
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As my late best friend, Donald Polk, always said, "ounces make pounds".

The problem is that you have to shed a crap load of ounces to make a difference on this pig. Also, when you're trying to make the most HP from an engine, going smaller isn't always the best idea. On body parts, you'd be fine but on engine parts, you need the strongest you can get your hands on. Unfortunately, stronger and lighter rarely go together.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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Add more torque. Look knot carbon fiber body parts.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:19 PM   #4
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Even a lightweight GenV camaro will be heavier then most mustangs so the real answer is to take advantge of the potential of the engine to flat out HP you down the track. Good suspension mods, solid drivetrain and alot of power.

Nothing wrong with cutting weight but you would have to get REALLY extreme to get car weights down significantly.

I would never compromise on engine componants just to save weight personally but then again, I am not a racer. My car is just a strong street ride.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:21 PM   #5
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Add more torque. Look knot carbon fiber body parts.
Gears do make a world of difference in these cars. MY 3.9 LPEs make this car feel around 1000 lbs lighter then with stock gears. May also have something to do with the supercharger as well!!!
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Yea I don't think gm put the right gears for this car considering the weight.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:30 PM   #7
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You could try something like this...
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im only thinking of doing this if i go full race mode , but i bet u could cut 50 to 100 lbs doing stuff like that on a car and 100 is around a 1/10
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:54 PM   #9
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im only thinking of doing this if i go full race mode , but i bet u could cut 50 to 100 lbs doing stuff like that on a car and 100 is around a 1/10
If you haven't seen it yet, check out this thread on weight reduction:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178832
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