This is a discussion on weight reduction within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; i've thought about doing this for a while since one big loss of f-bodys is the power-weight ratio, compared to ...
01-20-2006, 02:22 PM #1
i've thought about doing this for a while since one big loss of f-bodys is the power-weight ratio, compared to other cars. what are some basic things to get rid of or whatever?
01-20-2006, 02:28 PM #2
Skip breakfast and lunch.
01-20-2006, 02:48 PM #3
haha well im only around 125 or so, so i that wont be too big of a problem
01-20-2006, 03:22 PM #4lee1rbcGuest
I think you might be miss informed. The power to weight ratio is actually great compared to other cars. I am not sure if there is a car under 30k thats better.
1994 Toyota Supra Turbo 3,215lbs 265rwhp 245ftlbs 12.1 to 1hp 13.1 to 1torque
2004 Honda S2000 2,855lbs 195rwhp 135ftlbs 14.6 to 1hp 21.1 to 1torque
2001 Chevy Camaro Z28 3,440lbs 310rwhp 320ftlbs 11.1 to 1hp 10.8 to 1torque
It is alot easier to add hp to an LS1 then reduce weight.
01-21-2006, 08:34 PM #5
Worried about weight, might want to relocate your battery to the rear, wont hurt at all. Also, take off your valve stem dust caps on your tires, would help too with the rotating effort, free up some ponies.
01-21-2006, 09:22 PM #6
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If money ain't an issue, go with tubular K-frame and A-arms, upper and lower. Remove the AIR and EGR systems, drill the rotors(or get ones already drilled), and empty your windshield washer reservoir. Race on 1/4 tank of gas, too.
And clean the dang thang out, too.
01-22-2006, 10:02 AM #7
Originally Posted by Ric
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01-22-2006, 01:41 PM #8
Remove the spare tire that should be worth 10-15 lbs but it actually helps put some weight at the rear but like BlackTAWS6 indicated relocate the battery to the rear, may even want to remove the rear seats and passenger front seat...
01-22-2006, 01:59 PM #9
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Most all the weight you can take off easily and cheaply is at the rear of the car - but that can make traction problems from take off anyway (unless you are autocrossing)BMRacing LT1 - Ls1 - 4.6mod - 5.0 - Some Imports
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