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Old 07-01-2010, 02:57 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Camaro Weight Reduction Thread

Who has the lightest weighing 2010 Camaro out there?

Looking to see what everyone is removing to keep their cars on a diet but still streetable.

Here is a quick list of things that can be removed without harming driveability:

1. Spare Tire
2. Back Seats
3. Front Sway Bar
4. Change stock mufflers for aftermarket exhaust (24lbs each stock muffler) Thank you jagan323 for that info.
5. Get Long Tube headers and replace factory manifolds
6. Lightweight wheels (18 Inch Lightweight)
7. Skid plate? not sure if there is one on there
8. Tow Brace? I know the GTOs had one and they weigh like 30lbs

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Old 07-01-2010, 02:58 PM   #2
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This a great idea! If this thread blows up, it should sticky!
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:06 PM   #3
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I believe there WAS a thread of this before... The one thing i remember is remove back seats. Take out Washer Fluid. Hehe, I guess keep your body weight down? lol.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:06 PM   #4
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I started by replacing the heavy mufflers.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:09 PM   #5
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replacing exhaust, take out rear seats, spare tire/jack, AC(not the best idea in the summer time), washer fluid, no radio, replace wheels. should save you over a hundred or 2 hundred pounds easy.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:13 PM   #6
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:16 PM   #7
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:17 PM   #8
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The exhaust probably saves you 100 lbs ) that thing is crazy heavy. I'd prefer mine to look and function pretty much stock so removing functional parts isnt an option. I may, at some point see what is going on with the rear seats to see if they can be reworked to be lighter. (in addition to getting rid of stock exhaust parts in favor of lighter ones)
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:31 PM   #9
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:35 PM   #10
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Swap the driver and passenger seats for a set of Sparcos, the stock ones are heavy.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:39 PM   #11
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:39 PM   #12
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Replace your ex with me please =) I'm lightweight, and most of the time, I ADD Negative pounds onto the Car! =D
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:48 PM   #13
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Replace your ex with me please =) I'm lightweight, and most of the time, I ADD Negative pounds onto the Car! =D

Nice - points to you for that

*edit - I needed that today so thanks
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:00 PM   #14
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Does anyone know if you can have your car reweighed and lower the price of your registration? I live in Maryland and vehicle over 3700 pay extra.
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Nice - points to you for that

*edit - I needed that today so thanks
Oooh, I'm glad I lightened up your day =D with your purdy face, you'd sure lighten up a lot of ours =p

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Does anyone know if you can have your car reweighed and lower the price of your registration? I live in Maryland and vehicle over 3700 pay extra.
By registration do you mean Insurance? Theoritically, you can't lower the price for having a lighter car. The Insurance companies price the car as they were in Stock, from my understanding at least. Also, depending on the amount of lightweight diet, it would no longer be "safe" to insurance companies. Kind of like how Boltons aren't covered by insurance... if you lose them in an accident, they only PAY for your car. So in that "reverse" theory, the price of the car shouldnt be cheaper when you take away things on it =p
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I bet this one qualifies...



but then they added weight with the roll cage
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:23 PM   #17
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:47 PM   #18
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:59 PM   #19
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muffler delete made up for my heavy wheels haha
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I bet this one qualifies...

but then they added weight with the roll cage
Wow... that is some MAJOR dieting lol.. wow... I want my car like that!! =D
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:15 PM   #21
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Light wheels and Exhaust is prob the best place to start.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:27 PM   #22
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19" wheels and tires saved 50 lbs.
exhaust saved 40+ lbs.
5 lbs per front rotor - Racing brake
coil over shocks and suspension parts - about 20 lb savings

S/C +150 lbs

Guess i'm about even...
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:14 PM   #23
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Oh i also just thought of something, someone mentioned to get lighter Batteries. Every Pound counts =p
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:05 PM   #24
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and take off the fenders and spoiler and emblems and roof. -________-


just kidden. but that stripped camaro is strictly for drag. so it needs a roll cage. safety > performance..
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im with Tessa,, get rid of my ex toooo!!!!!
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