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Old 06-11-2010, 02:57 PM   #1
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Weight Reduction?

Is there a list of mods specifically tailored to drop the weight out of these heavy 5th gens.?

Of course brallie batteries is a common mod and can drop about 10-15lbs.

Are there any companies making k-members, control arms, 2-piece rotors, Driveshaft, solid rear?
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:06 PM   #2
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Factory mufflers are heavy...

Forged wheels ...

Here's an interesting weight savings idea. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87589
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:09 PM   #3
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I was about to say the mufflers as well. or just kick out ur passengers and ride solo!
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:57 PM   #4
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Is there a list of mods specifically tailored to drop the weight out of these heavy 5th gens.?

Of course brallie batteries is a common mod and can drop about 10-15lbs.

Are there any companies making k-members, control arms, 2-piece rotors, Driveshaft, solid rear?
Hi obzidian, We various ways to cut fat off the Gen 5 Camaro. I have tubular k-members, working on the rear tubular axle cradle, we are offering a straight axle conversion. If you have any question , give me a call.
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:59 PM   #5
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Factory mufflers are heavy...

Forged wheels ...

Here's an interesting weight savings idea. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87589

Yep. Craig at Xtreme above makes good stuff...
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:55 PM   #6
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Hi obzidian, We various ways to cut fat off the Gen 5 Camaro. I have tubular k-members, working on the rear tubular axle cradle, we are offering a straight axle conversion. If you have any question , give me a call.
Excellent... will check the site out.

My brother and pops both have 5th gens and I'm trying to convince them to build something to deal with those pesky 5.0's!

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EDIT: I remember you guys from camaro5fest. I was the lone Z06 in the sea of f-body's!

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Old 06-12-2010, 07:43 PM   #7
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How much weight savings from the tubular k-member?
Are they for sale yet?
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:09 AM   #8
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How much weight savings from the tubular k-member?
Are they for sale yet?
Hi JL88, The K-members are 29lbs lighter and yes they are on the market already. I have so several units already. Thanks for the inquiry..
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:38 AM   #9
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Racing Brake makes 2-piece brake rotors that are about 6 lbs lighter each than the stock ones (for the SS with Brembos):

http://forums.racingbrake.com/forumdisplay.php?f=6

A set of Pedder's Xa coilovers are 20 lbs lighter than the stock shocks and coils.

Replacing the factory exhaust with a 3" catback system should knock another 25-30 lbs off depending on what you get.

I'm trying to find an affordable 1-piece carbon fiber driveshaft; waiting on a couple of possibilites. That should save about 10-12 lbs of unsprung rotational weight.

Getting 2 or 3 piece forged rims in a 20 or 19" size can save about 6-10 lbs per corner.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:32 AM   #10
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In addition to what was already mentioned, several companies make carbon fiber body panels. The factory seats are pretty heavy so switching to some Sparco Evos or some other racing seat would help. GForce is coming out with aluminum and carbon fiber one-piece driveshafts which will save you a few pounds.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:58 AM   #11
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In addition to what was already mentioned, several companies make carbon fiber body panels. The factory seats are pretty heavy so switching to some Sparco Evos or some other racing seat would help. GForce is coming out with aluminum and carbon fiber one-piece driveshafts which will save you a few pounds.
The factory driveshaft is already aluminum and weighs about 18 lbs but it's a 2-piece. A 1-piece carbon fiber would not only reduce unsprung rotational weight, but improve efficiency which would see a bit more horsepower getting to the rear wheels.
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:22 PM   #12
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Depends how extreme you want to go, remove wipers/sprayer system use rainx instead, remove airbag system, use racing seats and harness, racing steering wheel, remove hood blanket, remove engine cover
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:31 PM   #13
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ARH headers will save you about 25 pounds. Pedders coilovers about 25 pounds.
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Heck I saved 44 pounds on exhaust alone! Without the headers!
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:41 PM   #15
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Heck I saved 44 pounds on exhaust alone! Without the headers!
With headers almost 70.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:48 PM   #16
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Cheapest things I would personally say would be seats, full exhaust, wheels, liquids (Gas), then rotors/calipers are getting a little more pricey.
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LOL with the engine cover maybe 73!
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:41 PM   #18
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How much weight are you trying to shed?

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Old 08-16-2010, 08:48 AM   #19
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I know Peddrs saves 20# up front and 5# at the reat, but how much do the stock components weight?
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I recorded the differences and not the acutals of each part. Damn.
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You can always add the 25 lb saving onto the weight of the coilovers.
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You can always add the 25 lb saving onto the weight of the coilovers.
I'll have them weighed at the warehouse today.
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We just weighed the Pedders Supercar Coilovers in the boxes. The box is no more than a pound and each unit comes in a seperate bos, four boxes to the kit.

Front 14.5 pounds
Rear 12 pounds

I know we have this data and are trying to locate it.
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