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Old 01-08-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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For a daily driver in the Northeast, what can be taken out to save weight? Gutted trunk, plastic out of the fender wells, rear tire bumpers? And how much weight can I get rid of? Is it worth the time?
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
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if you're in the northeast and its your DD, i would be putting weight IN the car.. snow hits hard..

you can always take the seats out.. i wouldnt waste my time if i were you, unless you went all out and got a new k-member, lightweight wheels, etc
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gutted trunk, seats, bumper things behind tire theres a write up on this somewhere.
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:56 PM   #4
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Put as much weight in as you want, you're still not doing much in the snow, trust me, I've tried driving in snow before. Snow means I'm borrowing the old man's f150 to get to work.
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BTW, I should mention I like having a full interior, I wouldn't mind doing a rear seat delete but I hear most of the kits really don't turn out too good.
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Put as much weight in as you want, you're still not doing much in the snow, trust me, I've tried driving in snow before. Snow means I'm borrowing the old man's f150 to get to work.
ha i dont drive in the snow anymore

i have a dd for when i need it

but you could potentially be spending all of this time taking out all these little parts that add up to 20lbs here, 20 there, etc.. it all really depends on how far you want to go. if its just you that goes in your car, i would take out all the seats and gut the trunk.. relocate the battery. get urself a lighter driveshaft, a new k-member, etc..

EDIT: your post about the seats beat me before i could post this ^^^!!!
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Most of that is in the future plans, and as far as seats, I'll probably swap the stock ones for some Corbeaus at some point, but for now I'm really just looking for a free diet for the car.
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:24 PM   #8
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Relocate your battery, trunk, spare tire, radio, door panels, seats, carpet, plastic inter. pieces, a/c compressor, k-member, light wieght wheels, drag brakes, side mirrors, lose some wieght yourself, dumps instead of full cat-back...etc. it all depends on how far you want to go, if you want a full interior, but still want wieght savings you have to make a choice of what you can and cant live without.
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Get rid of the dog bone, Camdup did and saved at least 10 (?)lbs!
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Get rid of the dog bone, Camdup did and saved at least 10 (?)lbs!
quad shks & dogbone = 20lbs


well...... thats what the bathroom scale said LOL
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