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    The gto is a porky car. What have yall done to trim some of the weight off? Has anyone removed that skidplate from under the engine?

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    Yes that was one of the first things I did. As long as you aren't going 30mph up into driveways and 20 over speed bumps I NEVER has any issues.
    That spare tire and jack weny out the window too. I have been a long time AAA member and not changing shit on the side of the road......
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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    Yes that was one of the first things I did. As long as you aren't going 30mph up into driveways and 20 over speed bumps I NEVER has any issues.
    That spare tire and jack weny out the window too. I have been a long time AAA member and not changing shit on the side of the road......
    How many pounds did that shave off? Any other things done to reduce weight?

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    Not sure on exact weight. I know I lost alot by terminating the huge stock mufflers and the "pre muffler" that is on the 05/06 cars.

    My other major weight reduction was throwing the 2 piece driveshaft in the garbage and putting a aluminum 1 piece.

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    Also take out the tow bar out of the rear of the car, for some reason it is set up to pull a trailer. Unbolt the shroud under the rear of the car and it will unbolt

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    Quote Originally Posted by superchargedblackgto View Post
    Also take out the tow bar out of the rear of the car, for some reason it is set up to pull a trailer. Unbolt the shroud under the rear of the car and it will unbolt
    How can I tow the Jet Ski's then........


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    another good one. any more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by superchargedblackgto View Post
    Also take out the tow bar out of the rear of the car, for some reason it is set up to pull a trailer. Unbolt the shroud under the rear of the car and it will unbolt
    i tried to do that and i couldnt get it to come off. i had problems with it cause it like was bolted through my trunk by the spare or some shit so i said fuck it. i wish there was a sticky for removal of that shit
    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    Yes that was one of the first things I did. As long as you aren't going 30mph up into driveways and 20 over speed bumps I NEVER has any issues.
    That spare tire and jack weny out the window too. I have been a long time AAA member and not changing shit on the side of the road......
    i actually hit it on one of those gas station hatchs..i wasnt goin fast. im keeping mine on cause you never know. and if you hit your oil pan or filter off cement goin that fast.. very messy pricy situation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raoul-Duke View Post
    i actually hit it on one of those gas station hatchs..i wasnt goin fast. im keeping mine on cause you never know. and if you hit your oil pan or filter off cement goin that fast.. very messy pricy situation
    Oil pan bottoms have been exposed for decades. Do these hang extra low or something??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raoul-Duke View Post
    i tried to do that and i couldnt get it to come off. i had problems with it cause it like was bolted through my trunk by the spare or some shit so i said fuck it. i wish there was a sticky for removal of that shit

    If I remember correctly you must remove the spare and jack due to a studded bolt that goes through the floor pan.

    i actually hit it on one of those gas station hatchs..i wasnt goin fast. im keeping mine on cause you never know. and if you hit your oil pan or filter off cement goin that fast.. very messy pricy situation
    If I was worried and wanted one for protection I would at least get a aluminum one.....

    http://www.exoticperformanceplus.com....html?item=300

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettmc View Post
    Oil pan bottoms have been exposed for decades. Do these hang extra low or something??

    Brett
    yeah i actually think they do fro the fact that they put a skid plate there for a reason and that i have indeed used that skid plate before when i didnt think i was gonna hit anything
    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    If I was worried and wanted one for protection I would at least get a aluminum one.....Click for full size

    http://www.exoticperformanceplus.com....html?item=300
    ahh my bad. sweet. next day above freezing im taking that shit off. thanks man. those bmr skid plates are nice but arent they like 115 bucks or sumtin?

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    I took a huge poop.. that was good for at least a pound or two.

    That pan looks f'd up man... sorry to see that.
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    I don't think a skid plate of any kind would have helped 2 Brick walls and 2 Curbs !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1badcobravert View Post
    I don't think a skid plate of any kind would have helped 2 Brick walls and 2 Curbs !!!
    Yeah either does letting your old lady drive the car on regular street tires without turning the TQ management back on!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    Yeah either does letting your old lady drive the car on regular street tires without turning the TQ management back on!!
    Oh CRAP......That tells the whole story now !

    Sorry to hear about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1badcobravert View Post
    Oh CRAP......That tells the whole story now !

    Sorry to hear about that.
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    O MY GOD....Dude that sucks. I feel for you. Hopefully at least she was OK.

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    lets see theres a fuel brace i took that out thats about 20 pounds easy. oil pan cover, tow hitch bracket that weighs like 30-40 pounds plus the plastic I have a list of weight reduction on ls1gto.com on the exact weight the cover weighs like 18 pounds

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