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Old 06-15-2019, 11:40 PM   #1631
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You can remove the rear trunk vents and make lighter. Carbon plate on one side, the other trim a bit if you want open. The older boys had 1 side solid while the other was the double vents.

I have thought about buying some more solid ones and putting on since I don't care to vent the race cars

You remove the drive rear tow point? Most trucks don't use it anyways.
Yup rear tow point it gone, it couldnít be used anyway without damaging the bumper, so it was kinda useless anyway.
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:04 AM   #1632
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Have you thought about donating a kidney? Have them cut the appendix out at the same time!



Back to the car. If you want to get serious, you can attach the trunk with pins and delete the latch and arms, etc. But I know you still stuff your booty so not practical probably.

Under the car on the differential T brace, you can cut the dampners off.
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Old 06-16-2019, 02:09 AM   #1633
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Back in the Battle of the imports era of the mid/late 90s there was some guys doing what you were talking about. dropping weight while retaining full interior.

lexan rear windows/windshield? all sound deadening (if you havent done it already)? gut the door innards? titanium fasteners?

the All motor guys did even more extreme things. i heard of a guy who shaved off all the extra threaded parts of the bolts/fasteners that were extra. I heard it was about 50 lbs worth of weight in a honda civic.
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^ In aerospace it's all about that proper thread protrusion
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:51 AM   #1635
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Back in the Battle of the imports era of the mid/late 90s there was some guys doing what you were talking about. dropping weight while retaining full interior.

lexan rear windows/windshield? all sound deadening (if you havent done it already)? gut the door innards? titanium fasteners?

the All motor guys did even more extreme things. i heard of a guy who shaved off all the extra threaded parts of the bolts/fasteners that were extra. I heard it was about 50 lbs worth of weight in a honda civic.
I donít think Iíll do lexan windows as they get scratched pretty easy and UV messes it up pretty easy. As for right now Iím gonna start with the low hanging fruit and go from there. I was looking at aluminum bolts for non critical fasteners for stuff like m6 fender bolts and that kinda thing. The steel hardware does weigh a lot.

I donít want to do anything to compromise the integerety of the car so no gutting the doors/carbon doors as I still want to drive it on the street.
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:56 AM   #1636
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Have you thought about donating a kidney? Have them cut the appendix out at the same time!



Back to the car. If you want to get serious, you can attach the trunk with pins and delete the latch and arms, etc. But I know you still stuff your booty so not practical probably.

Under the car on the differential T brace, you can cut the dampners off.
Putting myself on a diet would probably help too lol! Iíll start with the fat before losing vital organs

I saw those down there when I was removing some of the ebrake cable brackets. They look like a pain in the rear end to do with the brace still in the car. I have been thinking about the TSSFab T-brace and all 3 crossmembers. That is pretty expensive tho to save 50 lbs.

I was also looking at carbon fiber driveshafts, lighter and helps with driveline smoothness. I like that itís dual purpose.
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i remember that glove box weight, like wtf was that all about. Theres also a heavy steel plate under the steering column iirc
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^Got both of those.

I need to make a list of all the stuff I got rid of/replaced with carbon.
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Glove box is to keep from rattling and protect your knees a 'bit' in a crash, same with the one under the steering wheel.

With that said, and safety as a top concern for me always, I removed them too
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Some more parts turned into carbon fiber!

Radiator Stay brackets:




ECU Kickplate Cover (this one is a 3/8" Carbon/Nomex Honeycomb/Carbon Sandwich panel):


Super overpriced Steel floor plugs converted to carbon:


And lastly some interior delete cover panels:
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