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dr_sharp 05-26-2010 11:29 PM

The Weight Reduction Thread
 
done.

dr_sharp 05-28-2010 04:47 PM

Added door panels, floor mats, woofers, front passenger seat... that thing was heavy! I've now shaved 230 lbs. off of my car which should put me under 3100lbs. without driver. I'm really going to try to make it to the drag strip before I start with the sound deadening. I will be weighing all of that, too.

07spec_b 05-28-2010 10:14 PM

battery?

dr_sharp 05-29-2010 01:20 AM

That's easy enough to weigh. I'll pull it out when I get ready to connect the power wire for audio amps.

ClimberD@HexMods 05-29-2010 02:04 AM

Those two mods you mentioned do lower the vehicle weight by 1/5th of 1%... interested to see where this thread goes. Love to drop weight where possible though, keep going :)

Windy Road 06-09-2010 11:07 PM

Remove the sound deadening in the trunk. Its feels like a good 10-15 pounds that I removed. There some under the spare tire, under the black thing right before the rear seat and then on either side of the spare tire well under the inner trunk side covers.

LosAngelesLGT 06-09-2010 11:42 PM

Hmm... Wouldn't it be easier to just go on a diet? :p

Windy Road 06-10-2010 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LosAngelesLGT (Post 2980902)
Hmm... Wouldn't it be easier to just go on a diet? :p

Therein lies the problem, I'm like 150lbs if that :)


Here's a photo of my trunk minus the sound deadening stuff. I took it out from under the spare tire, under that black foam piece and under the carpet side pieces on either side of the trunk.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...e/photo-10.jpg

NSFW 06-11-2010 01:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ClimberD (Post 2967195)
Those two mods you mentioned do lower the vehicle weight by 1/5th of 1%... interested to see where this thread goes. Love to drop weight where possible though, keep going :)

It adds up though. 230 / 3320 = 6.9%.
That's like a big passenger, I'm sure that's enough to feel a difference.

ClimberD@HexMods 06-13-2010 02:14 PM

Of course, for race prep.

clarkwgriswold 06-13-2010 02:40 PM

That seems like way too much work to save a little bit of time at the track. To each their own I guess.

ClimberD@HexMods 06-13-2010 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clarkwgriswold (Post 2984638)
That seems like way too much work to save a little bit of time at the track. To each their own I guess.

For the track this is normal. I'm interested in hearing if he does this for a DD.

fixem2(r) 06-13-2010 11:20 PM

Anyone removed the battery and replaced with an Odyssey battery? Ran one in my Evo for over 3 years with no issue. Saves about 20lbs from the front of the car.

dr_sharp 06-14-2010 11:59 AM

Wow, I wouldn't have expected that much from just a battery. I did not get a chance to pull mine out. I do plan on replacing mine soon though. I've had it for 3+ years without changing and I just left all of the interior lights on overnight a few days ago.

Added some ion springs, stock bilsteins, and bilstein HDs.

dr_sharp 06-15-2010 07:52 AM

fixem, what model of odyssey did you get? I'm tempted to try the 12.5 lb racing battery... :)
http://www.odysseybatteries.com/battery/er15.htm


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