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Why do firebirds weigh so much!!!

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    Angry Why do firebirds weigh so much!!!

    tHE STICKER ON THE DOOR SAYS it weighs 4181 WHAT THE HELL MAKES IT SO HEAVY

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    your probably looking at the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). GVWR is the maximum allowable total weight of the car when loaded i.e including the weight of the vehicle itself plus fuel, passengers, cargo,etc.
    Your car is roughly 3350lbs without you in it. If you hadn't added any heavy components that is. The firebird is not a heavy car, weighs as much as a 350z
    Last edited by formula2000; 07-20-2009 at 05:26 PM.

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    If you want heavy -- try the Dodge Charger: V6 weights about 3800, R/T weights about 4100 and SRT weights about 4200.

    Our mostly stock '02 Trans Am weighs in at just under 3,400 lbs. on my lift with the fuel tank around 3/4 full.

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    Last time I went to the track and weighed it with me in it it weighed around 3300lbs (i weigh about 115 lbs) but I have done some weight reduction on my car also, IE removed spare tire & jack (dropped weight about 40-50lbs), air conditioning system (removing air system dropped weight about 100lbs) now i got my new front suspension (BMR tubular K-member, & Upper and lower A-arms) it should drop about 40-50lbs but i have to get her back together and broken in then i can go to the track to see what she weighs now. You can go really crazy and cut holes in you car (on the inside panels) but i would not unless you only want a track car this is very dangerous to do if you drive on the street plus you have to install a roll cage for structural stability and that adds weight.
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    You only weigh 115?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Customta98 View Post
    (i weigh about 115 lbs)
    Quote Originally Posted by 2002 WS6 KILLS View Post
    You only weigh 115?
    there is your answer

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    my weighs 3260 on a DOT registered scale...

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    stop feeding ur car cupcakes! and it wont get fat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    there is your answer
    lol yeah im small hahahaha who says you have to be big to drive a T/A lol.

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    my car weighs 3700 lbs and i took alot off my car and they r the number that came up i took my front apart the other week cut the inner side fender off with cutting wheel took the bumper foam out i have pics i just didnt put them up yet and im new on here 2000 T/A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Customta98 View Post
    lol yeah im small hahahaha who says you have to be big to drive a T/A lol.
    It helps being small working working on these things.

    6'2" 240lbs and it mangles me

    BTW about 3700lbs with me and a 1/2 tank of fuel.

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    Another older thread brought back to life -- I like this.

    I'll correct my above post as the gauge on my lift is not as accurate as a set of scales. Info and pics of our car being scaled before and after mods: On the scales

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