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    Check this out

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    that will be a good help
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    Some of those weights are grossly over inflated! 6.5 lbs floor matt's. LOL Good link though.
    45 lbs back seats.... They must of had a dealer installed power option I was unaware of! My muffler heat shielding was some corrugated aluminum that you could fold over with your pinkie.

    As I have said unless it's unsprung weight like wheels 100lbs in a mere .10 gain. Taking seats and shit like that out is a waste unless you have a all out drag car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brettmc View Post
    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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    i have had mine off for two years never hit anything ,yet hope not too either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    Some of those weights are grossly over inflated! 6.5 lbs floor matt's. LOL Good link though.
    45 lbs back seats.... They must of had a dealer installed power option I was unaware of! My muffler heat shielding was some corrugated aluminum that you could fold over with your pinkie.

    As I have said unless it's unsprung weight like wheels 100lbs in a mere .10 gain. Taking seats and shit like that out is a waste unless you have a all out drag car!
    +100% i have skid plate off spare and tools out of trunk.rear y brace off,gas tank brace out this was around 20lbs total maybe 50 lbs,this year tryin to take some wheel weight off car 17s suck they are heavy due to side walls not as high ,going to 15 inch for tha bite,I wish someone would make some nice lite wheels for our cars..i have c6 vette wheels on mine,love them car is just heavy..guess ill just make more power to compensate.lol

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    I have some REAL weight numbers coming for you all with pics on my digital scale.

    I will prove those other numbers are BS.

    I'll try to get the pics taken and posted tomorrow.

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    Has anyone ever taken the time to cut holes in the stock skid plate? I am thinking that 30 min's with a cut-off wheel would trim the fat off the plate without spending a lot of money on an aftermarket POS. I prefer to save my money to make HP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfinjoe View Post
    Has anyone ever taken the time to cut holes in the stock skid plate? I am thinking that 30 min's with a cut-off wheel would trim the fat off the plate without spending a lot of money on an aftermarket POS. I prefer to save my money to make HP!
    just take it off,had mine off for 2 years no issues! i thought about cuttin mine up with the plasma cutter but why,no need for it,if you hit something that hard down there you going to have bigger issues then a skid plate..
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    I will say this: my skid plate had 3-4 nasty looking dings in it that were not on the bottom. It appears as if some road debris hit them at ~80-100 mph (sorry my bad). I don't know what impact this would have on the oil pan, but it did make a nasty mark on the skid plate. I don't have the juevos to take her completley off. Besides, with a little work I think I can convert it into an air scoop to cool the oil a little. I will mess with it this w/e and see if I can't figure something out.

    Here in Michigan, the roads suck. We have monster truck eating pot holes and the roads are always under construction.

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