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    How to shave weight on a 3S

    I had posted this on the "other" forum and figured I would share it here as well.

    So, I started trimming some major fat on my 91 Stealth. This is a list of things that I have already done. Keep in mind though that some of the items will be replaced with lighter wieght aftermarket parts so of course you will be gaining some of the wieght back. Some of the things I have listed are pretty drastic.

    Here it goes:

    Airbag ~ 4 pounds

    Diver Seat (57 pounds) swapped for Corbeau Forza Seat/bracket (29 pounds) ~ 28 pounds savings

    Passenger Seat ~ 44 pounds

    Rear seat with both back rests ~ 26 pounds

    Complete AC system ~ 29 pounds

    Rear wiper assem. and washer fluid reservoir(full) ~ 9 pounds

    Complete Audio (double DIN head unit, speakers, power antenna) ~ 18 pounds

    Complete interior minus the dash (headliner, all molding, door cards) ~ 38 pounds

    Sound deadening material ~ 15 pounds (removed from bottom of trunk, directly under front seats and rear seats, rear wheel wells)

    Empty Fuel Tank (33 pounds) swapped for 4 Gallon Fuel Cell (7 pounds) ~ 26 pounds savings

    Entire Dash (minus the gauges) ~ 30 pounds

    Blower (under the dash) ~ 6 pounds

    AC Cooling Unit (under the dash) ~ 8 pounds

    Heater Unit ~ 8 pounds

    Rear Crash Bar ~ 38 pounds

    Random Interior Junk (plastic, weather stripping, etc) ~ 28 pounds

    Extra Floor Pans (at feet of front driver/passenger) ~ 11 pounds

    Sail panels ~ 8 pounds

    Sail panel windows (replaced with sheet metal) ~ 8 pounds

    Weather stripping guides around doors ~ 4 pounds

    Fidanza Lightweight Flywheel ~ 9 pounds (difference between this and stock flywheel)

    Stripped Unused Wiring ~ 10 pounds (so far, still have two harnesses to go through)

    Total Weight Savings ~ 405 pounds

    Some of these items you may be asking if it is really worth it to remove...that my friend is up to you. For me, this will be a track only car and they are items that I will not need that together add up to a good amount of wieght.



    One last good weight saving item....yourself! If you are 30 pounds over weight......which is the case for a lot of americans....do what it takes to lose that weight. Not only will you be helping with your car...but you will be healthier as well!!!
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    Austins car

    /thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknownvr4 View Post
    Austins car

    /thread.
    Explain?

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    http://www.3sgto.org/showthread.php?...t=austin%40stm

    One of his multiple threads on his car

    He has the first thread on stripping everything and weighing/replacing it around here somewheres. He also has a new thread of lightening the car even more right now

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    My bad for the repost then. Figured I would share my leg work. On the "other" site I had originally posted this same thread in April of 09 since nobody had done it yet.

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    So far Matt Monet's Stealth is the lightest recorded weighing in at 2900 and some change.


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    subscribed for later veiwing

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    Quote Originally Posted by skater334 View Post
    So far Matt Monet's Stealth is the lightest recorded weighing in at 2900 and some change.
    No.

    Apparently you havent been keeping up with the STM car and did not click the link i provided.
    The STM stealth was @ "Weight- 2811 before the slicks which are about 60 pounds lighter" last season and will be going for 22XX this year.

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    Well I looked for Austin's thread for shaving weight....couldn't find it. Unless it is burried in one of the replies to his build threads. Link? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknownvr4 View Post
    Austins car

    /thread.
    This. If you've ever wondered if you could remove something to save weight, he's done it.

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