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Putting The Car On A Diet

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  1. Tonyd0821

    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    not sure where to post this, but i think its relevant....

    i got a 96 ex coupe, which weighs in @ around 2400? pounds.

    WITHOUT putting lexan windows in, taking out either front seat
    or dash or door panels....

    is it possible to loose 400 pounds from the car?

    im planning on putting carbon fiber hood, taking out the interior in my trunk, back seats (its a coupe)
    and the spare tire....

    anyone got any other suggestions?
     
  2. randerson165

    randerson165 Senior Member

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    You could chop the roof and turn it into a convertable. J/K

    I kinda have the same question, I have a 99 coupe.

    Also, what are lexan windows ?
     
  3. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Lexan is a clear polymer (is that right) like plexiglass that is much lighter than glass.
     
  4. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    take out rear seat, any kind of paneling, rip out a/c

    thats all i know of right now
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    remove a/c,
    power steering,
    rear speakers,
    trunk carpet,
    cross member brace underneath rear seat,
    rear seat,
    rear seatbelts,
    rear deck,
    complete carpet,
    scrape sound deadening off of floor.
    remove windshield washer reservoir.
    remove front & rear bumper supports (NOT TOO SAFE FOR DAILY DRIVING)
    carbon fiber hood
    remove plastic linings inside of doors
    remove dust shields behind brake rotors
    remove wheel well liners
    remove splash guard underneath front bumper
    never drive around with more than 3-4 gallons of gas in the tank

    And last but not least, SPEED HOLES!! :)
     
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    vtecsir1 Senior Member

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    your not going to lose 400 lbs, maybe 100-150 if you take out your ac too.
     
  7. sportlinecrx

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    yea. its used for the space shuttle's windows, and for lenses in lightweght prescription glasses. very scratch resistant too!

    karnash...theres really no way to lose 400lbs or even 200lbs without removing major stuff like the dash, wheel liners, all interior, bumpers, etc..

    [edited by rixxxceboy] i prolly should have read all the posts before posting :p
     
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    dont they also use lexan in racing winsheilds....like nascar?
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    Probally. Also there are new waterbottles that are made out of lexan, they are extremly durible. You can chuck them at walls and nothing happens. It is basicly bullet proof glass.
     
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    :lol: Yoink! that gif. is awsome.
     
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