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Old 06-18-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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So I wanted to pick up a 4th gen for strip duty and some street so here it is. Going to make a fun track car out of it. 99SS. NBM A4. lt's, ory, hooker catback, lid, mas, diff brace. might be some other stuff but that'd whatt i know for sure. Going to start stripping weight out of it and get some new wheels and seats. I will update as it goes.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:53 PM   #2
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That's a sharp looking car already! Good luck with the build
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
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What do you want to get done first (power wise)? Are you going to just try and see how it does with the weight savings as it sits first?

I'm more than happy to help (pending a permission slip from my wife).
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:24 PM   #4
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What do you want to get done first (power wise)? Are you going to just try and see how it does with the weight savings as it sits first?

I'm more than happy to help (pending a permission slip from my wife).
I started removing stuff this morning. I plan on running it with weight reduction, drag wheels, and drag seats and getting a baseline. Then probably spray
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:52 PM   #5
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I'm more than happy to help (pending a permission slip from my wife).
That would be very cool. I might at least ask you some dumb ass questions in between. I'm pretty rusty on the 4th gen stuff. I had a firehawk in 2000 and a 96 Z28 briefly about 6-7 years ago, but that's it.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:59 PM   #6
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Perfect Platform For A Nice Drag Car!
Congrats!
Whats your goals for race weight?
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:34 PM   #7
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Perfect Platform For A Nice Drag Car!
Congrats!
Whats your goals for race weight?
I honestly don't know because I don't know what to expect. I spent a little time this morning taking out the easy weight in the back area. Rear seats, spare, jack, divider, both sets of rear speakers. didn't get the belts out yet. Pulling the seats and consol next to remove carpet and pull all the backing off. There will be no radio, ac, airbags, crash bars. Kirkeys will be going back in and running slicks and skinnys. All the emission stuff will be removed. Will put interior panels back in as I want to still have the stockish look to it. probably do some lightweight pieces afterwords (k-member, suspension, etc) but will spend money on power before spending a bunch on a few pounds
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:37 AM   #8
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OK here's the update. Stripped it to bare floor so I could remove the sound deadner off the carpet (15 pounds worth). Weighed all the stuff not going back on and so far I've dropped 171 pounds off it. This does include the seats so I can figure 35ish pounds back on for the kirkeys. There's alot more weight to come out, but so far I'm happy. Also picked up a NIB set of summit pro star clones from craigslist last night for a nice price. Deciding on tires but can't wait for the improvement on looks and weight from the 18's that are on it now. More to come
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That's coming along very nicely.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:43 PM   #10
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That's coming along very nicely.
Thanks. Hoping for some good luck at GM carlisle tomorrow
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:44 AM   #11
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Congrats beautiful car and it will make a great drag car.
Post your times if you can I am intrusted in seeing how a A4 car
will do at the track.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:09 PM   #12
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Congrats beautiful car and it will make a great drag car.
Post your times if you can I am intrusted in seeing how a A4 car
will do at the track.
Keep checking back. I will keep updating and will be lots of track times
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:08 AM   #13
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Keep checking back. I will keep updating and will be lots of track times
I look forward to it because I am compairing to myself the
difference in times between A4 and M6 LSX cars to help
decide what transmission A4 or M6 will be right for me.
The best of luck out there and as always be safe.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:46 PM   #14
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Worked on the car this morning. Front end weight redux. So far I have 321 pounds off the car including the drag wheels. Strill have to put front seats back in. Went to carlisle yesterday and had NO luck with parts so turned around and drove to Summit and bought my tires. Hoosier DR's and 8 ply sportsmans for the front. Filled the wifes SRX up three times yesterday!!!
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:28 AM   #15
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You sure aren't wasting any time with this!

As for parts at Carlisle... the GM show seems to have only junk in the vendor section. I can't believe you made the trek from Carlisle to Talmadge, though!
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You sure aren't wasting any time with this!

As for parts at Carlisle... the GM show seems to have only junk in the vendor section. I can't believe you made the trek from Carlisle to Talmadge, though!
I was a man on a mission! I will have mounted wheel pics tonight
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #17
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OK. Took a break from all the weight loss to get these mounted up and snap a couple pics. On the way to take these I found out how much better the car feels with the fat trimmed so far.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:29 AM   #18
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Nice Looks Great Man! You already dropped tons of weight off that pig
Any plans to lower it? Or just leavin it stock?
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Looks very clean I really like it!
Good question what springs are you going with?
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Planned on leaving stock ride height, however it seems to be riding higher with the jenny craig action, so I'm not sure now
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:10 AM   #21
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Quick pick of my custom home made radio block off plate. Going to paint it before I finish installing it
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:37 AM   #22
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While the stance looks awkward, it will transfer the weight better than the regular lowering setups. I think if you do anything at all, you'll probably want to look at the QA1 drag setup. There may be more affordable options, too.
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While the stance looks awkward, it will transfer the weight better than the regular lowering setups. I think if you do anything at all, you'll probably want to look at the QA1 drag setup. There may be more affordable options, too.
It transfers like a mofo right now, but does look odd. Hope the front might settle a bit. Took a good bit of weight off the nose. I'm going to put a full list and weight in here
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:54 PM   #24
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weight removed:

carpet underlayment 15#
trunk divider 4#
spare and j hook 27# (no jack in car)
hatch speakers 4#
rear speakers 6#
t top shades 1#
sunvisors 2#
rear seat belt assem 6#
rear seat bottoms 5#
rear seat back 20#
floor mats 10#
driver seat 41#
pass seat 30#
removed 18's 208#
front sway/brackets 18#
condensor 10#
egr 5#
ac com./brackets/hoses 26#
egr hoses 3#
front crash bar 19#
wash bottle/fluid 9#
air pump/bracket 5#
cruise control 5#
front door speakers/insulation 4#
radio 5#
rear sway 9#
change under consol 1#

put on drag stars +148#
running the pass seat as drivers seat now +30#

total as now 320 pounds
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:59 AM   #25
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Interesting how much weight can add up!
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