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Old 05-17-2006, 06:13 PM
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This is why I made this thread... sticky worthy?
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:20 PM
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sure... if the list was all hyperlinks to step by step directions on doing this stuff... like we have a battery relocation sticky i belive, so make the battery relocation look like this:

10. Battery Relocation

just my .02... i think that would be sweet
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:28 PM
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drag lite rims...skinnies.

sway bar<front...i guess coil overs

i heard there is 30lbs in the door supports?..

no stereo..

put a 100lb driver in car.



also figure in this too..rollcage/scattersheild/d/s safety loop subframes...will counter some of your weight loss.
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:29 PM
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Draglites, No spare tire. All sound deadening, all heat and sound insultaion off of firewall <---Not to easy to get to...trust me. Heater delete. fender wells, skinnie's up front, no side molding, door panels, all loose electrical connections, plexiglass windows, windshield. No back interior panels, rear seatbelts. Get manual rack and pinion. Aluminum radiator. Cruise control modual in drivers side front fender <---Also fun to get to...... And one of the more over looked things, cut your exhaust off before the rear axle. Thats like 30lbs worth of exhaust weight saved, and catless H/X pipe. Ive done almost all of these except like the plexiglass windows and manual steering(next mod) Oh and windsheild wiper delete(including all windsheild wiper drive train, motor etc.)
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:40 PM
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Draglites, No spare tire. All sound deadening, all heat and sound insultaion off of firewall <---Not to easy to get to...trust me. Heater delete. fender wells, skinnie's up front, no side molding, door panels, all loose electrical connections, plexiglass windows, windshield. No back interior panels, rear seatbelts. Get manual rack and pinion. Aluminum radiator. Cruise control modual in drivers side front fender <---Also fun to get to...... And one of the more over looked things, cut your exhaust off before the rear axle. Thats like 30lbs worth of exhaust weight saved, and catless H/X pipe. Ive done almost all of these except like the plexiglass windows and manual steering(next mod) Oh and windsheild wiper delete(including all windsheild wiper drive train, motor etc.)
How much does you car weigh?
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:03 PM
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never had it weighed...i'd estimate about....i dunno...im probally wrong..but what the hell...about 3000with me in it...i weigh about 139ish....and judging by the way the *** end hops around when i floor it now...so...me and my buddy have almost picked the back end up with no gas in it...its pretty light, its a base LX notch. No power anything.
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:08 PM
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Is this a street car? Also, isnt the cruise control stuff only like 1lb?
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:09 PM
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sure... if the list was all hyperlinks to step by step directions on doing this stuff... like we have a battery relocation sticky i belive, so make the battery relocation look like this:

10. Battery Relocation

just my .02... i think that would be sweet
I would do that but I just have a quick Q.... how did you change the name to 10. Battery Relocation?
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:24 PM
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30 lbs from cutting off exhaust tips before the axle? wow....
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:47 PM
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I dont think its that much...
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