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Sep 11, 10:20am - #272244 
Is it possible to take 5 hundred lbs off my 2000 GTS

I'm assuming the first thing that would have to go would be my body kit, spoiler, ac, but I just can't do that. Isn't there some big piece of metal that isn't used that can be taken out of this car somewhere?

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Sep 11, 10:28am - #272245 
I know all the usual weight reductions but, does anyone have anything new?

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Sep 11, 12:03pm - #272247 
sounds like someone's trying to make a lotus elise that you can actually get into. wave No good ideas other than the obvious..

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Sep 11, 2:15pm - #272248 
wheel/tire
disk brakes
seats
AC
Hood (cf)
rear trunk (cf)
get rid of the sun roof
thinner window... you name it


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Sep 11, 9:31pm - #272249 
Anything is possible. I am sure that you could get the GTS to the sub ton weight...don't expect to have any luxurys like AC...or Power steering.

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Sep 11, 9:46pm - #272250 
take out powersteering, abs, ac, rear jack, spare, power window motors, radio, ac duct, carpet, plastics, move engine/tranny/battery to rear, cruise control, sunroof, sunroof motor, rear wiper, rear defroster, spoiler, remake the frame out of aluminum, replace tires/wheels with lighter...

or, buy an elise.


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Sep 11, 9:53pm - #272251 
elise, naaaaaaaaa, I know, I can't live without any of those comforts. how the hell does toyots not make a supercharger for this thing without blowing the Hood up.

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Sep 11, 10:39pm - #272252 
dont forget the girlfriend grin

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Sep 11, 11:00pm - #272253 
^^^lol kick her out lol


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Sep 11, 11:01pm - #272254 
Originally Posted by 2003cbgts
dont forget the girlfriend grin


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Sep 12, 8:07pm - #272255 
^^ thumbsup

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Sep 12, 8:57pm - #272256 
Forget it unless you have $100,000 + spend and still drive you're car down the road. Even with every possible thing removed or lightened I think it still won't equal 500 LBS or be legal (like removing the doors, Hood, etc. body panels). Now if you can gut the car, put on the lightest wheels and tire, lightest engine componants that still produce power and gains, lightest brakes that still perform, no glass, maybe a carbon fiber transmission, and titanium all around. You'll be there with those mods. Just like this car minus the engine and transmission -

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Sep 13, 1:09pm - #272257 
Originally Posted by hephaestus
Forget it unless you have $100,000 + spend and still drive you're car down the road. Even with every possible thing removed or lightened I think it still won't equal 500 LBS or be legal (like removing the doors, hood, etc. body panels). Now if you can gut the car, put on the lightest wheels and tire, lightest engine componants that still produce power and gains, lightest brakes that still perform, no glass, maybe a carbon fiber transmission, and titanium all around. You'll be there with those mods. Just like this car minus the engine and transmission -


that car is a tube frame chassis, that has a skin to reselmble the the celica, it never started out as a 00+ celica. thats a purpose built race car made to look like a celica.

500lbs is huge and no there isn't a hunk of metal you can take out aside from the engine and transmission that will even come close to that much weight reduction.

sell your celica and buy an elise.


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