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MARCT Sep 11, 5:20pm - #272244 
2000 blue spectra mica Toyota Celica
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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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MARCT Sep 11, 5:28pm - #272245 
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I know all the usual weight reductions but, does anyone have anything new?
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Sep 11, 5:32pm - #272246 

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sbocaj55 Sep 11, 7:03pm - #272247 

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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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Elec-FuYu Sep 11, 9:15pm - #272248 
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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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Rocketman Sep 12, 4:31am - #272249 

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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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DiabloGTS Sep 12, 4:46am - #272250 

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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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MARCT Sep 12, 4:53am - #272251 
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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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2003cbgts Sep 12, 5:39am - #272252 

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dont forget the girlfriend grin
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Elec-FuYu Sep 12, 6:00am - #272253 
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^^^lol kick her out lol

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Sancho Sep 12, 6:01am - #272254 

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Originally Posted by 2003cbgts
dont forget the girlfriend grin


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Don't ever tell her shes adding too much weight. You will not win that fight! rofl

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sickcelica696 Sep 13, 3:07am - #272255 
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^^ thumbsup
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hephaestus Sep 13, 3:57am - #272256 
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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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Illusive Sep 13, 8:09pm - #272257 
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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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