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    Gto.. Needs a diet.

    OK, so im starting this thread to see how many ides we can come up with for weight reduction WITHOUT sacrificing the interior of our beloved goats. I still have to take my son with with me every now and again.. so let the ideas begin.
    aside from carbon fiber hood and fenders, which i cant seem to find anywhere.
    and please if you have done one, lets post there weight reduction as well. as best as possible. thanks guys.

    I want to achieve a 400lb reduction. do you think its possible. i know its crazy so lets get that out of the way early.

    replace front seats with lighter racing seats. 60lb reduction 340 to go
    Wheels ? lb reduction
    hood ? lb reduction
    fenders ? lb reduction
    drive shaft ? lb reduction
    sound material under carpet ? lb reduction
    i dont know what else.

    3300 lb is my goal here
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAX04 View Post
    OK, so im starting this thread to see how many ides we can come up with for weight reduction WITHOUT sacrificing the interior of our beloved goats. I still have to take my son with with me every now and again.. so let the ideas begin.
    aside from carbon fiber hood and fenders, which i cant seem to find anywhere.
    and please if you have done one, lets post there weight reduction as well. as best as possible. thanks guys.

    I want to achieve a 400lb reduction. do you think its possible. i know its crazy so lets get that out of the way early.

    replace front seats with lighter racing seats. 60lb reduction 340 to go
    Wheels ? lb reduction
    hood ? lb reduction
    fenders ? lb reduction
    drive shaft ? lb reduction
    sound material under carpet ? lb reduction
    i dont know what else.

    3300 lb is my goal here

    My empty weight on race day is about 3400 lbs

    Skid plate
    Y shaped connector for tow hitch
    Gas tank brace
    ...the back seat literally takes less then 2 minutes to get in or out, take it out at the track when you race.

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    right on man.

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    looks like i need to start making some carbon fiber panels huh. ill have to give that a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAX04 View Post
    looks like i need to start making some carbon fiber panels huh. ill have to give that a try
    Gravana Banshee hood in carbon fiber
    Gravana Banshee rear spoiler in carbon fiber
    Light weight skid guard(BMR, SLP)

    A few ideas

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    Exclamation Wheels!!

    Your stock wheels are heavy. Even more so if they are chrome plated.
    I really like the ROH Wheels! For the money in my opinion the quality is unmatched for anything close price wise.
    The Drift R's are by far my favorite. You can even get them in a staggered lip.



    Also I would loose your stock JUNK 2 piece driveshaft in favor of a ALUMINUM 1 PIECE.


    REMEMBER BOTH OF THESE ARE NOT JUST WEIGHT REDUCTIONS BUT ROTATING WEIGHT REDUCTIONS! You'll see MUCH more of a gain of reducing that weight first.
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    I would suggest wheels,I have billet specialties,street lites,as far as the drive shaft,I could get a group deal going on the one I have from Inland Impire BY far the best aluminum drive shaft out there for our cars,comes complete with u joints and billit yoke direct bolt in .there are also numerous thing as mentioned above by other to take off car skid plate,y brace,the factroy exhaust wights a ton,etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwkgto View Post
    I would suggest wheels,I have billet specialties,street lites,as far as the drive shaft,I could get a group deal going on the one I have from Inland Impire BY far the best aluminum drive shaft out there for our cars,comes complete with u joints and billit yoke direct bolt in .there are also numerous thing as mentioned above by other to take off car skid plate,y brace,the factroy exhaust wights a ton,etc.Click for full size
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    Yeah InLand Empire is a GREAT part. I had one of the first ones they did on MY Personal car. I usually deal with Tony he has ALways taken care of me.
    http://www.iedls.com/

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    I replaced my factory 17" wheels/tires w/ Yokohama AD07 and ASA ST4 18". I weighed myself on a floor scale and the reduction differance was about 9lbs each set. That is a total of 36lbs of rotating weight! No given if getting on the strip is your thing, this set up might not be your interest. But man does it make a differance in road feel and suspension relief.
    The BMR skid plate is about 10lbs shaved.
    Did you take off your insulation under your hood, while your at it ripe out those rubber snorkle rain defusers in the hood snouts thats about 8lbs (I heard, didn't weight it in).
    There must be a couple pounds in useless plastic under the hood for "asthetics".You can always throw that stuff back in later
    This is all I have done, cause I a going for a crusier type of Gran Turismo Omologato.But saying that I know I could loose ten lbs of Iamfat weight from my drivers seatLaxatives?

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    Skid plate
    Trailer Hitch
    Significant braces for USA impact certs. ( this in itself was over 200lbs.)
    Fiberglass hood
    Headers
    Wheels
    Driveshaft
    All trunk insulation crap ...of course including the spare tire/jack and crap....
    Relocated the battery to the trunk and bought a lighter battery.....
    All Pedders springs/Koni shocks in the back and Monroe up front....yes they are lighter...
    Custom homemade exhaust
    Rear seat and passenger seat removed.
    We weighed her at 3382 lbs with a little over a 1/2 tank of gas.
    Last edited by Sarge; 03-07-2009 at 02:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    Yeah InLand Empire is a GREAT part. I had one of the first ones they did on MY Personal car. I usually deal with Tony he has ALways taken care of me.
    http://www.iedls.com/
    A few personal buddies of mine from the other forum have suggested a one-piece driveshaft. Another item I have been considering. My Stern 18" wheels feel lighter than the OEM 17s. Maybe it's me. I wonder if my SLP exhaust is lighter than the OEM setup?

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    Originally Posted by LS2Tuner
    Yeah InLand Empire is a GREAT part. I had one of the first ones they did on MY Personal car. I usually deal with Tony he has ALways taken care of me.
    http://www.iedls.com/

    I am the first one with a drive shaft from them for our cars, I am the person who sent them the factory shaft so they made me the first one,this is why they give me a great deal.

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    damn guys, thanks for all the info. lets keepem commin, we need to get our goats down to 3300 lbs. lol. i hope its possible without sacrificeing my interior. OH how much for the one piece drive shaft. i may be interested in that right NOW> thanks

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    sarge, good shit, you think you got room to shave that extra 82. just curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Skid plate
    Trailer Hitch
    Significant braces for USA impact certs. ( this in itself was over 200lbs.)
    Fiberglass hood
    Headers
    Wheels
    Driveshaft
    All trunk insulation crap ...of course including the spare tire/jack and crap....
    Relocated the battery to the trunk and bought a lighter battery.....
    All Pedders springs/Koni shocks in the back and Monroe up front....yes they are lighter...
    Custom homemade exhaust
    Rear seat and passenger seat removed.
    We weighed her at 3382 lbs with a little over a 1/2 tank of gas.
    could i get a list of those braces

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    yes Sarge what are those, the bars in the doors? 200lbs is alot.

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    Oh Lord...some are in the doors...they are fricking everywhere...it is amazing how much crap/braces the United States requires that Australia doesn't.....
    I think I have a pic of the "pile"......

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAX04 View Post
    sarge, good shit, you think you got room to shave that extra 82. just curious
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    OH how much for the one piece drive shaft. i may be interested in that right NOW> thanks
    I ill check on current pricing and get back to you guys,soon a I know tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Castration
    Ok so are they all rivited into the car,or do i need to break out the plasma?lol
    mods: custom built twins, built 408 w/l92 stock GM heads,GM matching intake,drag bags,frame ties,aluminum drive shaft, performabuilt 4l80e,Yank converter,ohios fastest and quickest 04-06 GTO 9.52 at 144mph. 1.50 60ft on stock rear end and shafts/suspension,on drag radials.

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