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Weight Reduction #84521 Jan 16, 3:48pm Jan 16, 3:48pm
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Weight Reduction
Anybody know the 'to do' list for reducing weight in the celi? Beyond taking out the spare?

Re: Weight Reduction [Re: beans] #84522 Jan 16, 3:52pm Jan 16, 3:52pm
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remove all seats except the drivers,
remove all mats,
remove gas tank and put in fuel cell,
remove A/C

you can totaly gut the car... but would you really want to?


Re: Weight Reduction [Re: spaztikid] #84523 Jan 16, 4:04pm Jan 16, 4:04pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
remove all seats except the drivers,
remove all mats,
remove gas tank and put in fuel cell,
remove A/C

you can totaly gut the car... but would you really want to?



Well, no, not really. Back seat can go. Trying to find anything underneath the plastics that doesn't need to be there.

I know you can put carbon fiber Hood and order carbon fiber doors. Just trying to think of all that I can take out that isn't reallly need.

Re: Weight Reduction [Re: beans] #84524 Jan 16, 4:08pm Jan 16, 4:08pm
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take out the power antennae if you have it.
take off your body kit/spoiler if you have it.


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Re: Weight Reduction [Re: beans] #84525 Jan 16, 4:34pm Jan 16, 4:34pm
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here is a really great website that tells you practicly everything you can take out and how much each weighs

Import Modifications

Re: Weight Reduction [Re: Celicaracer18] #84526 Jan 16, 5:04pm Jan 16, 5:04pm
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Originally Posted by Celicaracer18
here is a really great website that tells you practicly everything you can take out and how much each weighs

Import Modifications


Thanks a bunch racer18!!

Re: Weight Reduction [Re: beans] #84527 Jan 16, 11:04pm Jan 16, 11:04pm
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Originally Posted by beans
Originally Posted by Celicaracer18
here is a really great website that tells you practicly everything you can take out and how much each weighs

Import Modifications


Thanks a bunch racer18!!

But after all...Your car will looks like shit...No..No..Looks lke light shit...

Re: Weight Reduction [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #84528 Jan 16, 11:10pm Jan 16, 11:10pm
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Wow...

I really don't get the point of taking out some of those things. I wouldn't exactly wanna go racing with all my bowling balls riding in back, but I don't think I'd ever go beyond taking out the seats/mats/spare just for a night at the strip either.


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Re: Weight Reduction [Re: RevMonster] #84529 Jan 16, 11:49pm Jan 16, 11:49pm
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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Wow...

I really don't get the point of taking out some of those things. I wouldn't exactly wanna go racing with all my bowling balls riding in back, but I don't think I'd ever go beyond taking out the seats/mats/spare just for a night at the strip either.


Individually they make small weight changes, but altogether they can make the difference between winning and losing. Any advantage you can get (eg, carbon fiber hoods can save 30-40 pounds of weight). So carbon fiber everything from the Hood, to the rear views, to the lug nuts, to the lights. Remove the spare, and put in run-flats, don't see the point in having fog lights...and so on.

Re: Weight Reduction [Re: mikalous] #84530 Jan 16, 11:52pm Jan 16, 11:52pm
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Quote:


Individually they make small weight changes, but altogether they can make the difference between winning and losing. Any advantage you can get (eg, carbon fiber hoods can save 30-40 pounds of weight). So carbon fiber everything from the hood, to the rear views, to the lug nuts, to the lights. Remove the spare, and put in run-flats, don't see the point in having fog lights...and so on.


Yeah you got me on the Hood, I forgot to include that on the list of "to-do" reductions. I suppose it's just how the person chooses to balance daily driving with racing... same reason I'd never go with full racing seats in the car, yet some people do.

To each their own. thumbsup


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Re: Weight Reduction [Re: beans] #84531 Jan 17, 12:07am Jan 17, 12:07am
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^^ yeah that is a lot of stuff, i really like that website

some of those things are not recomended for daily driving, but are meant for full strip racers

Re: Weight Reduction [Re: Celicaracer18] #84532 Jan 17, 12:11am Jan 17, 12:11am
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go on a diet rofl...jk

Re: Weight Reduction [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #84533 Jan 17, 10:27am Jan 17, 10:27am
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Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa

Originally Posted by beans

Originally Posted by Celicaracer18

here is a really great website that tells you practicly everything you can take out and how much each weighs

Import Modifications


Thanks a bunch racer18!!

But after all...Your car will looks like shit...No..No..Looks lke light shit...


i'm not quite sure how it would look like shit, unless your talking about removing the Hood ,and it does say to replace with a carbon fiber or other light weight material
and on the more advanced weight reductions, you have to read "Some of the things listed below can also be removed or replaced with lighter alternatives than stock"

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