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Old 11-01-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
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Need ideas to lighten up the car please.

Anyone taken things off to lighten the car up for the track? Tire inflator, rear seat...What can we easily remove to shave weight?

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Old 11-01-2009, 01:00 PM   #2
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AC? i heard those weigh quite alot but im not sure if its an easy removal
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:10 PM   #3
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Hood, trunk lid, fenders could all be made out of carbon fiber. Lightweight rim combos, gutted interior (but hard to imagine with a brand new car), some suspension options give lighter weight. Drivers can sometimes need lightening also.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:38 PM   #4
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i wish someone would come out with a rear seat del
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:57 PM   #5
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Hood, trunk lid, fenders could all be made out of carbon fiber. Lightweight rim combos, gutted interior (but hard to imagine with a brand new car), some suspension options give lighter weight. Drivers can sometimes need lightening also.
Yeah, I could drop 75 lbs easy and improve my time I mean, ME personally.
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:03 PM   #6
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Yeah, I could drop 75 lbs easy and improve my time I mean, ME personally.


LMAO.....I went overboard with the modding on my Mustang because I have not fully commited to the driver mod yet. Figured a few more hundred HP was easier than a good diet.


Not counting money as an issue I think there is a good 300lbs that can be shaved off the Camaro.
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:17 PM   #7
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The driver comments are pretty funny. A friend of mine races road bikes (like Lance Armstrong), and those guys talk in grams...Cheapest/easiest way to save weight is to focus on the rider. Not the case with our heavy beast.
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:28 PM   #8
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Drag radials on lighweight forged 19" wheels - 40 lbs.
Mufflers - 30 lbs.
Headers/Cats - 20 lbs.
Wiper Fluid Reservior - 10 lbs.
Sway Bar - 8.5 lbs.
Tire Inflation Kit - 6 lbs.
Engine Cover - 4.5 lbs.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:46 AM   #9
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Here is Spike's list:

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stuff you can pull off for free.

ABS
AC compressor
AC condenser
AC fan motor
Airbags and brackets
Air filter
stereo system
seats
Antenna
Center console
Coating, under carpet
Crossmember brace
Cruise control
Dash
Ashtray & lighter
Blinker switch
extra bolts
Brake pedal pad
Headlights
Headliner
Head unit
Head unit/AC console trim piece
Heat sheilding
Heater core
Hood shock
Horn
Bumper front and rear reinforcement and brackets
Carpet & Sound deadening
Emblems
Fans
Fan shroud
Floormats
Foglights and brackets
Gas, Extra
Glovebox
Grill insert
Hatch shocks
Inner fenderwells, plastic
Liscense plate brackets
Liscense plate(s)
Misc. junk in the car like keys, garage remote, change, owner's manual, etc.
Owner's manual
Panels, under steering wheel
Panhard rod brace, upper
Parking brake
Power brake booster
Parking brake handle
Power seat motor
Power steering pump, pulley, idler pulley
Power window motors
Rear view mirror
Seatbelts (rears and passenger's)
Sheetmetal, extra double walled
Shifter knob
Spare tire and jack
Speaker panels, hatch
Speaker panels, rear passenger's
Speakers
Spoiler
Sun visors
Swaybar and brackets, front
Taillight(s)
Under car tow points
Washer fluid pump
Windshield washer fluid
Windshield wiper reservoir
Wiper arms
Wiper motor
Excess wiring
Hood insulation
spare tire/air pump/tire goo
hood insulation
engine cover
rear light trim
weather stripping



stuff you can buy to replace req components of the car


lightweight intake/filter
Chromoly LCAs
Carbon fiber driveshaft
Chromoly A-arms
Chromoly K-member
Draglite wheels
Drag slicks or street slicks
Drilled axles
Dry cell battery
Electric water pump
Fiberglass door skins
Fiberglass hood
Fuel cell
Headers
Lexan glass
Lightweight clothing
Lightweight brakes
Lightweight flywheel
Lightweight springs and shocks
Lightweight steering wheel
Manual rack and pinion steering
Powerglide, TH350, or M4 transmission
Racing seat
Shortbelt mod
Skinny front tires
Spool
TQ converter
Underdrive pulleys
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:59 PM   #10
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2-piece rotors for all 4 corners, it 5lb for one so that's 20lb.
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:02 PM   #11
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the wheels ..steering wheel maybe and the gas pedals
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:15 PM   #12
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You could traded on a mustang. That would be the easiest. Great deals right now.
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:18 PM   #13
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Here is Spike's list:
Im gonna go out on a limb and say that list was just copied from a 4th gen list. Hence the Antenna, hatch shocks, panhard rods, spare tire and jack then it repeats the spare tire/inflator with goo.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:10 AM   #14
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Im gonna go out on a limb and say that list was just copied from a 4th gen list. Hence the Antenna, hatch shocks, panhard rods, spare tire and jack then it repeats the spare tire/inflator with goo.


ask Spike
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:39 PM   #15
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:47 PM   #16
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Dont top off ur gas cap. lol. keep it near a quarter tank.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:56 PM   #17
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Any weight tAken off would improve gas mileage too you don't really need spare tires and the inflator if your insurance have roadside assistance
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:30 AM   #18
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AC? i heard those weigh quite alot but im not sure if its an easy removal
You might get rid of 25 to 30 pounds in the engine compartment by removing the AC components. The evaporator in the dash wouldn't be worth the effort.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:36 AM   #19
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Instead of removal, look to replace with lighter materials.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:48 PM   #20
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Instead of removal, look to replace with lighter materials.
Removing something is an awful lot cheaper and more effective at reducing weight, though it does compromise the comfort of the car.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:53 AM   #21
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I lost 130 lbs real quick -------------I got a divorce
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:54 PM   #22
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Replace all panels with carbon fiber. Take out your back seats. Replace your driver/passenger seat with race seats or remove the passenger seat. If this is not a track only car removing all of these panels will increase road noise and make it hard to be in for long drives.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:23 PM   #23
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remove your resonator and mufflers. They weigh a ton and make your car sound like crap.
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