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Old 03-23-2008, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exactly how much will shedding some weight do?
is removing your spare worth it?
i can feel a difference between a full tank of gas and almost empty, but maybe it's all in my head

does the fact that our cars have less torque mean that weight will make more of a difference for us?
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i thought i saw somewhere that removing the spare does help, but i forget where... but i too would like to find more out about this...
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A general rule of thumb is for every 100 lbs you lose you will be 1/10th faster in the 1/4 mile with the same car and power. As cool as this sounds losing 100 lbs isnt as easy as it would seem. Removing the spare, lighter wheels, and removing the back seats would probably do it though.
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That's what I'll be doing. I'll be taking the spare out, getting lightweight rims, and going on a diet.
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That's what I'll be doing. I'll be taking the spare out, getting lightweight rims, and going on a diet.
Yeah I took my spare out but left the stock jack in and put in one of those little electric pumps and tire goo! If I ever get a full blow out though id have to get towed!
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yeah im just sporting two seats...
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That's what I'll be doing. I'll be taking the spare out, getting lightweight rims, and going on a diet.
i love how all the fat asses at a meet i go to are obsessed with weight reduction and carbon fiber parts, yet they all weigh over 250lbs they could go on a diet and shave off 2/10 of a second in the 1/4.
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i love how all the fat asses at a meet i go to are obsessed with weight reduction and carbon fiber parts, yet they all weigh over 250lbs they could go on a diet and shave off 2/10 of a second in the 1/4.
or they could get carbon fiber boxers...
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I always drive with half a tank or less... NEVER Full!!! think about it how heavy is a gallon??? Now imagine 13 gallons... mmmm Well I did my research and ONE GALLON = 8 POUNDS... So 13 gallons=104 pound... So am always riding with 50 pounds or less of fuel...
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Yeah I took my spare out but left the stock jack in and put in one of those little electric pumps and tire goo! If I ever get a full blow out though id have to get towed!
they say when you use the tire goo its almost impossible to get it off the rim.
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Thats 50 or more pounds off plus spare tire and jack, thats a 100lbs right there...
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Thats 50 or more pounds off plus spare tire and jack, thats a 100lbs right there...
when you say "thats 50 or more pounds off" are you referring to the gas?
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someone should do a DIY on back seat removal
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someone should do a DIY on back seat removal
seriously?
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The spare weighs 45lbs & 1 gallon of petrol weighs 6.1 lbs relatively. The warmer it is the lighter it gets but the colder it gets it increases in desntiy so it will weigh more.

My FA5 is gutted & probably in the near future the carpet will be coming out & maybe both back doorpanels.
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i love how all the fat asses at a meet i go to are obsessed with weight reduction and carbon fiber parts, yet they all weigh over 250lbs they could go on a diet and shave off 2/10 of a second in the 1/4.
I weigh 225, but I'm a big guy. I can't lose muscle, so I'm limited to probably 25 lbs of fat loss.
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I weigh 225, but I'm a big guy. I can't lose muscle, so I'm limited to probably 25 lbs of fat loss.
if you cut your head off maybe. you are probably 6% fat jeremy!
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^^^ hahaha yeah i have a dx..lol so its pretty light to begin with (no a/c no sun roof) i removed everything from my trunk and got some fiberglass bucket seat (12 lbs each) compared to the stock 50 lbs, also CF hood/trunk, no big heavy stock cat.. but i had my rear seats out for awhile and to be honest i dont think its worth it the rear seats weight almost nothing (maby 25lbs)...you hear rattles and it was really loud inside the car from the exhaust ....
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Are saying Jeremy has a FATHEAD?
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if you cut your head off maybe. you are probably 6% fat jeremy!
If I could get your mouth off deez nuttz I would lose some weight..
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