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Worth it to take out the washer fluid bottle ?

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    Worth it to take out the washer fluid bottle ?

    is it worth it to take out the washer fluid bottle for some extra air flow ? also any hp increase im guessing if there is it would be it would be like 1-2hp ?

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    I can't see there being any benifits to it really as I doubt it blocks incoming air that much. Add to that th increased risk of an accedent and anoyance of having a dirty windshield.

    The risk to me does not equal the potentail minium gains.

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    well if you go mudding in a camaro then i could see having a dirty windshield would be a problem but i have had the car for 5 months and havent used windshield washer fluid once. Rain-x and just cleaning it every 2 days is good enough for me

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    i'm pretty sure my car still has some of the original washer fluid in it - not once have i ever used enough to make it low enough to fill. BUT it is there for a reason, and if you do need it you are going to kick yourself for taking it out.

    Stupid idea to remove it imo you are not going to gain anything. Unless it is a full on drag car that never goes on public road, then whats the point of taking it out?

    Your front brakes do most of the stopping so you might as well just remove the rear brakes for weight reduction

    jk about the last thing

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    It's not going to be a big enough benefit for the work you will have to do.

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    I couldn't agree more...

    Quote Originally Posted by KyleLs1 View Post
    i'm pretty sure my car still has some of the original washer fluid in it - not once have i ever used enough to make it low enough to fill. BUT it is there for a reason, and if you do need it you are going to kick yourself for taking it out.

    I have yet to add fluid to my either, besides it looks like it can hold almost a gallon anyway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleLs1 View Post
    i'm pretty sure my car still has some of the original washer fluid in it - not once have i ever used enough to make it low enough to fill. BUT it is there for a reason, and if you do need it you are going to kick yourself for taking it out.

    I have yet to add fluid to mine either, besides it looks like it can hold almost a gallon anyway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraigZ28 View Post
    I have yet to add fluid to mine either, besides it looks like it can hold almost a gallon anyway...
    Just under a gallon.

    How could you all never use it much?

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    i have never used mine once, on any of my camaro's they never get dirty enough as i wipe my car off after every drive. lol im anal i know

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    Daily driver here, so its a must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Daily driver here, so its a must.

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    Your Washer Fluid Bottle Is Part Of The Batter Tray

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    Quote Originally Posted by moesplace View Post
    Your Washer Fluid Bottle Is Part Of The Batter Tray
    huh,? You mean the coolant overflow

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    That seems a bit overkill. If you get that picky just always put half a tank of gas in. Then you cut 7Gallons of weight out of your car.

    Or the fatass diet (I need) can cut 20-30lbs out. "I eat because I'm unhappy and I'm unhappy because I eat..." Vicious cycle.

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    ive owned my car for 6 years and never used the windshield washer! im assuming it still works . i think ive only used the wipers about 6 times.

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    I've only used mine once, to remove a thin layer of ice when I was going through withdrawls and had to drive her to work! I chucked though reading this thread remembering what my brother-in-law said when he saw mine the first time. (the washer fluid container) "Man, you could change your whole weight distribution percentage just by filling or emptying that thing!" That was funny

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    It might matter in a civic, but I don't think you have a problem in an LS1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Just under a gallon.

    How could you all never use it much?
    I really can't throw a unit of 2x6s and all my sales stuff in the back. Besides, makes it tough to concentrate on working when all I really want to do is drive it, FAST!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98Z28importslayer View Post
    is it worth it to take out the washer fluid bottle for some extra air flow ? also any hp increase im guessing if there is it would be it would be like 1-2hp ?
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    that sounds to me like when a 16yr who is clueless about real go-fast cars pulls all of the interior out and rigs up a cold air intake on his 80bhp '95 civic so that he can finally crack into the 15's. You would do much better to look at a performance mod than to start removing things that have a purpose.

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