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This is a discussion on how much does your GTO weigh within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; just curious how much other goats weigh and how successful everyone has been with weight reduction. I weighed mine in ...

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    how much does your GTO weigh

    just curious how much other goats weigh and how successful everyone has been with weight reduction.
    I weighed mine in with a full tank of gas and me in the car (im 170lbs) the scale tipped out at 3,665 lbs

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    3456....with me in it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by my first gto View Post
    3456....with me in it....
    nice!
    did you guys fab up the cage from scratch or have it built? it looks like it would be a hell of a lot of work o get it in right on the first try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    nice!
    did you guys fab up the cage from scratch or have it built? it looks like it would be a hell of a lot of work o get it in right on the first try.
    We have a shop do all our GTOs for us ....since we need them ALL NHRA Certified....Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by my first gto View Post
    We have a shop do all our GTOs for us ....since we need them ALL NHRA Certified....Frank
    I've built a few SCCA cages (ok a few bars) and it was a hell of alot of work to fit them

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    Quote Originally Posted by my first gto View Post
    3456....with me in it....
    any chance of a weight reduction list, or is that a secret?

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    sofar I've removed the gas tank cage, all the trunk interior, spare, jack, tow hitch bracket, skid plate, complete airbag system and every useless bracket I could find.

    swapped out the factory steering wheel, front seats for Summit racing seats (one piece plastic) and seat belts for 5 point harnesses, and of course the aftermarket exhaust is lighter than stock.

    I know I've taken out more, and I'll edit add when I think of them.....lol it was a big pile of parts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    any chance of a weight reduction list, or is that a secret?
    Let's just say If it was NOT needed to race It went OUT.....Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by my first gto View Post
    Let's just say If it was NOT needed to race It went OUT.....Frank
    lol good answer!

    I've really started looking at the rear suspension and think with alittle fab work most everything under there could be replaced with tubular pieces (lower control arms and rear sub frame), be just as strong and ALOT lighter at the same time.

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    I can't tell you what she weighs but here's what's out;
    1) oem skid plate for oil pan replaced with the bmr plate
    2) tow brace
    3) rear seat delete installed
    4) the frame protecting the gas tank
    5) spare tire and jack usually out - when I take her up north goes back in just in case
    5) oem exhaust replaced with a borla
    6) i've done a couple of other items that are in the gargage, but i can't recall

    Don't know what all this adds up to but I can feel the difference in the suspension... maybe 200 lbs, so 3,500 lbs today

    Also, the rear seat delete did not have impact on interior noise...

    I need a grinding wheel, so as soon as I replace that I'm going in the doors and underneath - Sarge has a nice write on all the frame bracing he eliminated.

    My goal is to get as close the weight of a vet as I can. There's VP across the elevator lobby from me with a vet (standard 02) that I want to race. I have more hp and torque - just need to shed a couple of more lbs. Raced an exact match this summer and the guy got a half car on me off the line and we were even after that, but that was without my tune loaded.

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