One Fat Car -

2005-2014 Mustangs Discussions on the latest S197 model Mustangs from Ford.

One Fat Car

Old 08-12-2005, 03:14 PM
1st Gear Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 124
Default One Fat Car

The v8 05 weighs in at about 3450 lbs. That's not slim, in fact that's pretty fat.

Has anyone made a concentrated effort to try and reduce the weight of the car? I mean beyond removing the rear seat.

I know that replacing some of the steel components of the car's handling system helps a bit, but I'm running out of stuff to swap out.
Krazed is offline  
Old 08-12-2005, 03:21 PM
3rd Gear Member
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 510
Default RE: One Fat Car

How about the carbon fiber hood?
GJP05 is offline  
Old 08-12-2005, 03:36 PM
2nd Gear Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 150
Default RE: One Fat Car

Aside from the easier stuff like taking out the back seat and changing some body and exhaust component materials, I'll be you could get very nice return on investment by spending your real money on light-weight wheels and other unsprung suspen stuff..
gettna05! is offline  
Old 08-12-2005, 04:55 PM
5th Gear Member
VaporDude's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,126
Default RE: One Fat Car

Here is the car your looking for. These cars are not supposed to be all that light. If they were made light, it wouldn't be able to do half of what it does.

VaporDude is offline  
Old 08-13-2005, 04:56 AM
6th Gear Member
Orion_240's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: West Los Angeles
Posts: 5,381
Default RE: One Fat Car

Well that hood you have is aluminum and only weighs 25 pounds!
Try the suspension tips. Oh, and chuck out that POS Shaker stereo! Lose the spare tire, jack and all that, delete the rear spoiler, Replace your power driver seat with a Recaro...
Orion_240 is offline  
Old 08-14-2005, 04:33 AM
2nd Gear Member
blackened's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ft Worth, TX
Posts: 237
Default RE: One Fat Car

-shaker = light weight boom box
-spare/jack = AAA membership

i'd seriously consider the spare and jack..even the back seat. but please don't take my shaker away!! (i guess i'm one of the few that like mine). i think the general rule is that for every 100lbs lost is the equivalent of a 10hp gain. if you live in a cold enough climate you can remove the AC compressor and elec cooling fans too. here in TX there's no f-in way

blackened is offline  
Old 08-14-2005, 04:49 AM
3rd Gear Member
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: mind
Posts: 751
Default RE: One Fat Car

maybe if you put your fatass on Jenny Craig...???
Herknav is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Classic Mustangs (Tech)
09-19-2015 08:50 PM
New Member Area
08-17-2015 08:52 AM
92 5.0stang
5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang
08-13-2015 06:46 AM
Milan Dragway
Members Rides and Car Show Section
08-12-2015 03:43 PM
2005-2014 Mustangs
08-11-2015 12:59 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: One Fat Car

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.