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Old 06-06-2004   #1
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I WANT my car LIGHT... I can actually feel it's not light enough... Is there any other things I can do to make it lighter? Other than Carbon fiber hood and taking spare tire out... One or two pounds will help...>_<
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you can search and you will see that this has been covered before.

backseat, gut the whole car, you can do many things it just depends how far you are willing to sacrifice comfort for performance.
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lighter wheels is a major difference.....gut the interior. Carpeting in trunk, rear seats, door panels, CD player.
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remove the panels in the trunk, center councel, door panels, carpets.... anything you dont feel is ABSOLUTELY necessary.
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lighter exuaghst, i herd the tanabe and apexi are one of the lightest, the gram lights are lighte too.
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You're not feeling the weight of the car..... you're feeling the awesome power of the D17
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Best way to make your car faster through weight reduction.... Reduce rotating mass. Meaning Get the Smallest/lightest wheels you can (A Nice Light 15X7 will do) Get a Lightened Fly wheel, If you want to spend the time, you can have the gears in your transmission Drilled and balanced, Bascally you want any thing that your engine has to get to rotate to be as light as possible.

Just to reinforce this, Its been found that a reduction in rotational weight has a 70% more positive effect on performance then a similar reduction in Static weight. I.E. a 10LB drop in wheel weight is equal to a 17LB drop in static weight....
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Try having a sub, amps, body kit, and dynamat all over the car. Now that's weighed down. All I've done is take the spare out and get some fix-a-flat.

If you're really hardcore, you can strip off all the factory sound deadening. Your car is gonna be louder than anything, so go with better tires. Keep the rims small. I have Honda 15" alloys that are slightly lighter than stock. That will help the most.
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About a week ago, all i had on the interior of my car was the full dash, carpeting, and ep3 recaro seats which are really light. I took of all other interior panels and i noticed an increase in performance. Reducing sprung weight however is where you should look first, ie spoon 15's - 9 lbs each.
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You're not feeling the weight of the car..... you're feeling the awesome power of the D17

lol... thats a good one.


Anyway, you should figure about every 100lbs reduced in weight will equal around a tenth of a second shaved off your 1/4 mile time. Thats a pretty accurate guesstimate. It takes a lot of weight reduction to make a nice noticable difference.
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lol... thats a good one.


Anyway, you should figure about every 100lbs reduced in weight will equal around a tenth of a second shaved off your 1/4 mile time. Thats a pretty accurate guesstimate. It takes a lot of weight reduction to make a nice noticable difference.

LOL........you watched Horsepower TV today
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I worked today you jackass.
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I worked today you jackass.

lol.........they did weight reduction on a nova and they said the same exact thing ...... *****
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Whatever...u guys have nothing better to do than to watch Horsepower TV on the weekends when you have time off? You guys r ****. I know that weight reduction formula from personal experience.
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Horsepower TV? I dunno about that... but thanks a lot man...
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Whatever...u guys have nothing better to do than to watch Horsepower TV on the weekends when you have time off? You guys r ****. I know that weight reduction formula from personal experience.
wow, wtf is ur problem....... chill out.

I work hard 6 days a wk and the only time i get to relax and watch tv is sunday mornings. Get a grip.
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ok.... ???

Anyway, besides removing weight, think about not adding some. Slim down and don't put a huge wing on it, don't carry too many passengers... that kinda stuff...
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I WANT my car LIGHT... I can actually feel it's not light enough... Is there any other things I can do to make it lighter? Other than Carbon fiber hood and taking spare tire out... One or two pounds will help...>_<
How much do you wiegh? Try removing your own spare tire (if you have one), that will help ya out alot more than loosing onces here and there. Just a thought.
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haha... I'm 6"1 and I weight 150lb. I don't really carry passengers... other than my gf...
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and gfs are always a good 50 lbs
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remove her also less weight.. and less Maintenance problems (bitching)
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Yeah. Remove that passenger seat and you won't have to worry about hauling anybody else around. LOL
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I WANT my car LIGHT... I can actually feel it's not light enough... Is there any other things I can do to make it lighter? Other than Carbon fiber hood and taking spare tire out... One or two pounds will help...>_<
Are you looking to gain times in the straight line quarter mile? If so going all out on weight reduction will help, but if you plan to autoX and take the twisties, you may affect the handling of your car by altering the front/rear weight distribution.
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Re: Weight reduction

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Anyway, you should figure about every 100lbs reduced in weight will equal around a tenth of a second shaved off your 1/4 mile time. Thats a pretty accurate guesstimate.
but the lighter your car, the more effective your power is

(usually, unless you get so light you can't hookup )
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Re: Weight reduction

speaking in a drag racing perspective. as poster above said, setting off the balance farther from 50/50 will negatively affect handling
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Re: Weight reduction

work the suspension, then just add more power & torque, slam a h22 in there i love that combo
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Re: Weight reduction

thank you. i like reading history. so nostalgic!

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