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Old 10-01-2007, 11:26 PM   #1  
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Ive got a 02 vert, and am looking to shed a few pounds to compensate for the extra weight the vert adds. I know i probably cant take enough off within reason to compensate for the extra weight but my question is what exactly can i lose? Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:47 PM   #2  
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They're only about 150 lbs. heavier, that's abouit a .1-.15 at the track. Nothing than a better than average60 ft. timewould compensate for.
Rear seat delete, ditch the spare, 1/4 tank of gas, lighter rims, the usual stuff.
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:41 AM   #3  
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They're only about 150 lbs. heavier, that's abouit a .1-.15 at the track. Nothing than a better than average60 ft. timewould compensate for.
Rear seat delete, ditch the spare, 1/4 tank of gas, lighter rims, the usual stuff.
Rear seat delete.LOL Have you ever removed the rear seat to feel how ridiculously LIGHT they are! They are made out of FOAM with a chincy metal fram around the back part, I ALWAYS run less than 1/2 tank of gas. handling reasons and it squats my car and screws up my perfect looking lowered car...lol
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:40 AM   #4  
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yes I know it's light, about 20 lbs.
They sell kits to make it look nice once you yank it out.
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:52 AM   #5  
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My car is a fatty was stock weight but had to take all the toppins and fixins, convertible top, 17 inch rims, upgraded sound, power seat, leather seats, now she weighs 4490 lbs i need a way to make that woman cut weight without smacking her around. Even worse she isnt as strong as most ladies only has 215hp []
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:56 AM   #6  
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put it this way for every thousand pounds shaved is a second shaved off our 1/4 mile time, in theory, so you won't really notice much of diff unless you strip everything power windows interior everything lol, I removed my rear tire back seats and passeneger seat and I really didnt notice that much of diff wasn't worth my time, I put it all back in.
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:24 AM   #7  
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[quote]ORIGINAL: ford88

My car is a fatty was stock weight but had to take all the toppins and fixins, convertible top, 17 inch rims, upgraded sound, power seat, leather seats, now she weighs 4490 lbs i need a way to make that woman cut weight without smacking her around. Even worse she isnt as strong as most ladies only has 215hp []
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I hope you're jokin' bro!!
My '03 vert's curb weight is 3429lbs.
You must be one fat ****!!!
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:11 AM   #8  
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i did a rear seat delete in mine and weighed up everything. it actually came to 50 lbs then with the spare tire/jack it was a total of 90.5 lbs.
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for some reason vert seats are lighter then the ones in the coupes, mine weighed 21lbs. when I yanked it out.
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:07 AM   #10  
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90.5 lbs isn't really that noticeble drive on a quarter tank, for every gallon of gasoline there is 19.5 lbs we have a 13 gallon tank about 253.5 lbs. with a full tank, get it down to 1/4 or less and you just saved some weight for racing the additional 90lbs reduced wont hurt either but for over all weight reduction, 90lbs just isn't that much.
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