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Weight Reduction.

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by korey, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. korey

    korey Senior Member

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    I need some help, I am looking to shave some weight off of my 97 civic dx. The problem is I am going to have a system in there in about a month and want to keep my backseats as well. What are some other good ways to lessen the weight without taking out the sound deadening material or the rear seats? Let me know, thanx.
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    if your putting a system in the car dont bother

    here is a list i made .... i know you dont want to do a lot of the stuff on here .... but maybe it will give you some ideas


    back seats
    passenger seat
    carpet
    sound deadening
    spare tire
    jack
    stereo
    speakers
    AC
    PS
    heater core
    plastic pannels
    roof liner
    bumper supports
    interior door skins
    climate control panel
    dash board
    air bags
    replace rear windows with lexan/plastic
    sway bars
    exhaust
    center plastic (arm rest, shifter area, etc)
    put in a roll cage, remove seat belts get harnesses (do not get harnesses without a roll bar / cage)
    CF or FG body pannels
    tube frame
    replace driver seat with stupidly light racing seat
    replace side windows with lexan/plastic
    replace windsheild with lexan
    cut any extra length off all bolts
    drill all nuts
    drill any non structural metal
    light weight battery
    remove headlights
    remove tail lights
    replace ignition with switches
    light weight rims
    light weight drag racing front brakes
    remove rear brakes
    remove E brake lever and lines
    remove cruise control
    light weight LCAs
    the list goes on and on that should give you an idea
     
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    SolLess16 Senior Member

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    i think that should cover it
     
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    bigdaddyIII Senior Member

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    take a shit, take a piss, throw up, run on almost empty, cut top off, no muffler, let the car rust, run 13 inch wheels, track shoes, shave your head, pubes and ass, take your contacts out (wait, no dont do that), remove the shifter boot, and cut your fingernails and toenails.
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    you forgot to tell him to take out the entire interior, except pedals and shifter- if he's drag racing he only needs to go straight anyway, just look the wheels straight and throw that steering wheel out the window
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    damn E, you listed most of the shit :)

    hmmm. you missed one, brake dust shield and lighter steering wheel :)
     
  7. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    that falls in the: "the list goes on and on" area :)
     
  8. hybrid89

    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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    also a straight rear axle for the rear. saves approx 140 lbs of lbs. downside, track only and no, i mean no, rear suspension. just something to consider if your going all track

    matt
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    I figured that E, biachtc.....:)
     
  10. hammerdgolfer

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    man i want some lexan for the rear windows for my ef
    the hwole interior is stripped but i think im putting a non-functional integ dash in there just for looks, all the other shit is gone though
    if you HAVE to put a system in there and are concious about weight, you better get highquality stuff with lots of power and less subs, and use a fiberglass box,
     
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