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Old 05-19-2013, 04:30 AM   #1
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V6/V8 DIET

Can we start a list (I will edit/update this top Thread) of what we could remove or change or restyle to save weight and hopefully increase MPG.

I know it's not a very 'Muscle Car' idea, but I'm interested how far we can go without going totally bare Race Car and still keep the good looks inside and out.

I'd like it to be economic too, so not CarbonFibre replace everything :-)

I'm sure some of you have done this and it still looks 'Camaro' cool. So links too for This Listing.

------------- The DIET List ------------
  • remove back seating
  • remove stock mufflers
  • 1/2 fill tank
  • install aluminium drive shaft **
** needs pro engineer comment plz
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See also;
list of parts by weight by dietcoke
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=170965
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:47 AM   #2
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This is the best pic I can find of his back seat but Driyac tore out his back seat and replaced it with a plywood "box" and carpet. Said he dropped about 80 lbs.

The bottom part of the pic is the top of the "box"

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Old 05-19-2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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Get rid of the trash can mufflers. I have t done this yet but understand they are heavy
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:00 AM   #4
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I heard this one hippy say he fills his car only half way each time to save weight and increase mpg.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:21 AM   #5
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I heard this one hippy say he fills his car only half way each time to save weight and increase mpg.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:28 AM   #6
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Definately the butt ugly, lead heavy exhaust system is at the top of the list. Ruby lost 30 lbs when she got her Borla exhaust. Pics of her weight loss:




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Old 05-19-2013, 09:38 AM   #7
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:40 AM   #8
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Look up posts by a user here named "dietcoke." From what I understand, he's the go-to for ways to take out some of the weight in these porkers
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:54 AM   #9
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:08 PM   #10
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A friend of mine who drives a '12 5.0 said he gained 3 miles a gallon when he switched for an aluminum drive shaft. Then he put different gears in and lost that and then some
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:27 PM   #11
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I know it's not a very 'Muscle Car' idea

That's a very 'Muscle Car' idea. Removing weight helps performance as much as fuel economy. Just look as all the weight saving ideas that GM employed in the new Z/28.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:52 PM   #12
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"Doc" (I think is his name) is probably one of the authorities here on weight savings with these cars.

He has a SS with full interior and his SS weighs in the 3,600lb range. Basically he has lost at least 200 or more lbs.

I'd super happy if my car weighed that.
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