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This is a discussion on Weight Reduc within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; So what are some of thie things you guys have done for weight reduc to you rides? I dont want ...

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    So what are some of thie things you guys have done for weight reduc to you rides? I dont want to gut my car, want the inside to look stock not like a gutted racer.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAm11973 View Post
    So what are some of thie things you guys have done for weight reduc to you rides? I dont want to gut my car, want the inside to look stock not like a gutted racer.....
    Rear Seats?

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    yeah i was thinking about that. i usually dont have people riding back there at all so its a possibility....keep em coming

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    I know a lot people take out the spare tire and jack. There are a lot of things to take out, it just depends on what you can live with.

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    I found a weight reduction list from another site.

    Free stuff
    12..ABS module
    15..AC compressor
    8.6.AC condenser
    21..AC fan motor
    14..Airbag and bracket, passenger's
    4...Airbag, driver's
    .....Air dam
    1...Air filter
    6...Air Pump (w/brass fittings)
    5...Amp, Monsoon
    4...Antenna, bracket, and motor if applicable
    .....Ashtray & lighter
    .....Blinker switch
    2...Bolt lengths, extra
    .....Brake pedal pad
    22..Bumper, front reinforcement and brackets
    21..Bumper, rear reinforcement and brackets
    41..Carpet & Sound deadening
    50..Catback
    15..Cats
    10..Center console
    .....Coating, under carpet
    5...Coolant Overflow
    4...Crossmember brace
    5...Cruise control (w/cable, throttle cable cover)
    11..Dash
    6...Dash brace (steel)
    5...Dash Pad
    4...Dash Replacement
    1...Door panel insulation
    15..EGR, air pump, & harware
    .....Emblems
    .....Fan
    .....Fan shroud
    5...Fenders (Inner)
    7...Firewall Insulation
    13..Firewall Insulation w/ plastic
    5...Floormats
    3...Foglights and brackets
    .....FRA mod
    7...Gas, Extra (per pound)
    23..Gas Tank (steel)
    20..Gas Tank (plastic)
    5...Gas Tank Evac Box
    2.5.Glovebox
    1...Grill insert
    4...Hatch cover
    2...Hatch shocks
    20..Headlights/metal frames
    2...Headliner
    3...Head unit
    .....Head unit/AC console trim piece
    8...Heat sheilding
    9...Heater core (w/water)
    42..Hood (LT1)
    8...Hood Latch w/ brackets
    1...Hood shocks
    3...Horn
    3...Inner fenderwells, plastic
    2...Intake Silencer
    .....License plate brackets
    .....Liscense plate(s)
    1...Lug Nuts (Chrome)
    1...MAF
    .....Misc. junk in the car like keys, garage remote, change, etc.
    4...Overflow Tank
    1...Owner's manual
    3...Panels, under steering wheel
    17..Panhard rod (TRZ kit)
    5...Panhard rod brace, upper
    .....Parking brake
    .....Power brake booster
    .....Parking brake handle
    .....Power seat motor
    12..Power steering pump, pulley, idler pulley
    .....Power window motors
    1...Rear view mirror
    9...Seatbelts (rears and passenger's)
    35..Seat, driver's (cloth)
    45..Seat, front (leather)
    30..Seat, passenger's (cloth)
    33..Seats, rear (leather)
    3...Sheetmetal, extra double walled
    .....Shifter knob
    20..Side impact bars (doors)
    37..Spare tire and jack
    6...Speaker panels, hatch
    5...Speaker panels, rear passenger's
    15..Speakers
    18..Spoiler (Weight measured on a Pontiac)
    .....Spring isolators
    2...Sun visors
    14..Swaybar and brackets, front
    .....Taillight(s)
    12..T-Tops
    2...T-Top holders
    .....Under car tow points
    1...Washer fluid pump
    8...Windshield washer fluid
    5...Windshield wiper reservoir
    4...Wiper arms
    10..Wipers/motor
    .....Wiring, Excess
    21..Y-Pipe (w/1 cat.)

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    Wallet mods
    3...Airlid, aftermarket
    104.Aluminum Block (main caps, bolts)
    3...Chromoly LCAs
    3/9.Carbon fiber driveshaft
    14..Chromoly A-arms
    25..Chromoly K-member
    34..Draglite wheels (15X10 w/tires no tubes)
    .....Drag slicks or street slicks
    .....Drilled axles
    13..Driveshaft (aluminum)
    17..Dry cell battery (stock location)
    7...Electric water pump
    21..Exhaust (TD's dumped before axle)
    ......Fiberglass door skins
    35..Fiberglass hood
    .....Fuel cell
    18..'99+ Fuel tank for '98 cars
    .....Headers
    47..Hood (stock LT1 SS)
    .....Lexan glass
    .....Lightweight clothing
    35..Lightweight brakes, front
    48..Lightweight brakes, Strange front (w/spindle cutaway)
    32...Lightweight brakes, rear
    10..Lightweight flywheel
    15..Lightweight springs and shocks (BMR)
    .....Lightweight steering column
    9...Lightweight steering wheel
    10..Manual rack and pinion steering
    10..Manual Window
    35..Mini-Tubbing
    .....Plastic fuel tank, late model
    .....Powerglide, TH350, or M4 transmission
    15..Racing seat
    +64.Roll-Bar (8-point chromoly)
    +54.Roll-Bar (6-point chromoly)
    15..Shocks (front Hal's/QA1)
    .....Shortbelt mod
    17e.Skinny front tires
    25..Slicks (rear 275s)
    15..Spool
    20..TQ converter, small
    .....Underdrive pulleys
    10..Wheels (Draglites)
    8...Wheels (Bogart front)
    10..Wheels (Bogart rear)

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    I figure I could loose about 25 lbs if I went on a diet.
    Maybe that's motivation, loose weight=faster WS6

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    Removed my rear seats right off the bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbuikema View Post
    I figure I could loose about 25 lbs if I went on a diet.
    Maybe that's motivation, loose weight=faster WS6
    HAHAHA..... Actually, I've increased weight in my car. SFC's and 315's haven't helped any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuhBreezeE View Post
    Removed my rear seats right off the bat.
    the back seats dont weigh more than a case of beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by t-rock View Post
    the back seats dont weigh more than a case of beer
    I know that, I removed them. Gives me an excuse not to give more than one person a ride. Plus I think it gives it a cleaner look. My opinion.

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    fuhbreeze ....you got any pic of the inside after the seats were removed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbuikema View Post
    I figure I could loose about 25 lbs if I went on a diet.
    Maybe that's motivation, loose weight=faster WS6
    Hell yeah!!!! I need to lose about 60lbs, which I just bought an exercise bike to accomplish. There's a 60lbs loss to the weight of my car.

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