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    Looking for the weight of 98-02 F-bodies...

    How much do you guys camaro/transams weigh?

    List any mods or weight reduction, gas in tank, tranny, etc...

    Thanks!

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    Depending on model and options, I've seen between 3300lbs (no option "stripper" Z28s and Formulas) and 3550lbs (convertibles). I have a "stripper" Z28 with mild weight-reduction, but I haven't put it on the scales yet. I'd be really surprised if it weighed more than 3300lbs...my guess is more like 3250lbs...

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    I think my Z28 (A4) rolled over the scales at 3450 without me in it. That was with 16" wheels, full cloth interior, no spare, and nearly every other option besides the remote CD changer.

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    3350... this is on my companys truck scale...

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    2005 GTO M6 Black
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    3606 with me (205) and both kids in it (56+50) so right around 3300 with everything in it and all fluids (washer tank as well) full. Its a stripper auto no weight reduction though, actually those huge 315's in back probably probably increased it.

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    3740 with me in it. 1/2 tank of gas and all the crap in the glove compartment, console and spare in the trunk. This was on the scales at two different tracks. No weight reduction as of yet. 98 TA A4.

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    Black ASC#7564 May11,2001
    2001 Trans Am WS6

    2001 Trans Am WS6 Six Speed.

    3573 lbs full tank no mods no weight reduction.

    So, it would be 3758 with me in the car or 3684 with me and 1/4 tank of fuel. I now have SLP subframe connectors and strut tower brace which adds about 42 lbs for a grand total with me and a full tank of fuel - 3800 lbs.

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    DarthD - Your car is running heavier than the rest by a pretty harsh margin, I wonder why that great?

    Oh, and a couple guys put 'with me in it...it weighs XXXX', just make sure you put how much you weigh so we can subtract

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    Black ASC#7564 May11,2001
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    You have me second guessing myself now. Maybe I had the subframes on the car when I weighed it. It was over 5 years ago.

    On another forum a guy posted this:

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    Scaled my T/A today and here's what I got. Car is a lid/catback 2001 ws6 with no weight reduction (spare tire and jack still in car), no driver and 1/2 tank of gas.

    Total Weight: 3495 lbs

    Front Percentage: 56.4% (1973 lbs)
    Rear Percentage: 43.6% (1522 lbs)
    Left Percentage: 50.1% (1750 lbs)
    Right Percentage: 49.9% (1745 lbs)

    Corner Weights:

    LF: 1008 Lbs RF: 966 lbs

    LR: 742 Lbs RR: 779 Lbs

    All readings were taken using a set of intercomp computer scales.
    Just figured I'd post it to give some people the general weight dist of stock f bodys.

    2001 Trans Am WS6 M6
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    His car was 3495 with 1/2 tank, so with a full tank it would be about 3544. If my car had the subframes on when I weighed it then it would be 3531 without them. The 13 lb difference can be attributed to his approximate 1/2 tank guess as he may have had a gallon or two over 1/2 tank. Also, his cat back may weigh less than the stock muffler and the after market lid weighs a little less than the stock lid because of the silencer.


    I need to get my car to the scales again but it looks like a stock 2001 WS6 six speed weighs about 3550 with a full tank.

    The only options that can affect weight for this car is the traction control, CD changer, Hurst Shifter, and Lumbar, so the lightest Trans Am WS6 to the heaviest should not be much different.

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    DarthD is right on the money with his weight....keep in mind most of the people are guessing at there weights and never had their cars on a scale.
    Don't go by the door stickers, they are way off, just take them to the scale.
    I weigh everything I have.
    My 02 SS camaro convertable comes in at 3620 with 1/2 tank of gas....
    My 97 Z28 convertable comes in at 3580 lbs. with 1/2 tank of gas....
    My 88 Iroc Z28 (no Ttops) comes in at 3440 with 1/2 tank of gas....
    My 70 Formula Firebird comes in at 3690 lbs (no options) with 1/2 tank gas...
    Thats all of my F-bodies,,,,as you can see both of my 4th gens hover around 3600 lbs. A hard top may be 100-150 lbs. lighter depending on options they could be very close. Both of my 4th gens are loaded with most everything and no weight reductions have been attempted. These are typical weights of most 4th gens. Unless you have a hardtop car (no t-tops) no power windows or locks, and pretty much a stripper then I am pretty sure most 4th gens weigh in this general area at full weight.
    Of course you can add 200 lbs. to all of mine everytime I jump in them
    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0stang View Post
    DarthD - Your car is running heavier than the rest by a pretty harsh margin, I wonder why that great?

    Oh, and a couple guys put 'with me in it...it weighs XXXX', just make sure you put how much you weigh so we can subtract

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    Yeah I was expecting numbers to be from scales.

    The door sticker is the GVWR, not the actual weight. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is much higher...

    I'm surprised your Iroc weighed that much with no driver...that is not what I have seen during the 'fox days'...

    I also know big truck scales can throw off numbers because they are calibrated for more precision for big weights.

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    3590 pounds with a quarter tank of gas. Car still had the jack, seats, spare in it. Minus AIR, EGR, and AC.
    Iron block, 9" rear added 150 pounds.

    Hoping to have that down around 3475 this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0stang View Post
    Yeah I was expecting numbers to be from scales.

    The door sticker is the GVWR, not the actual weight. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is much higher...

    I'm surprised your Iroc weighed that much with no driver...that is not what I have seen during the 'fox days'...

    I also know big truck scales can throw off numbers because they are calibrated for more precision for big weights.
    Yes the Iroc was 3440, but keep in mind I make no attempt to lighten any of my cars, that is full weight with jack equipment and all. I thought it was rather light really, compared to all the other Fbodies I have it's the lightest. Especially light compared to the old iron I play with,,,my 72 SS 454 chevelle tips the scales at 4,108 lbs

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    2005 GTO M6 Black
    2000 Z28 A4 Red

    I weighed mine at the local truck scales. I did forget to mention I have subframe connectors and tubular LCA's at the time so one adds the other subtracted. Now that I have my headers on and AIR and EGR gone I'll have to reweigh it. I'm sure that 9" rear gunna add some, but I didn't realize how heavy the stock manifolds are compared to headers. Hopefully I'll have everything put together in a couple weeks and I'll reweigh it. Still not going to do any weight reduction though.

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    Black ASC#7564 May11,2001
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    I took my car to the scale at a local scrap yard today. With subframe connectors and strut tower brace and a full tank of gas and all other fluids full, the weight was 3580lbs. The weight I posted earlier was from the scale at the race track. (3573 lbs) I am also running 285 width tires instead of the 275's I had at the track. These are about 1lb heavier each and I had the SLP lid at the track which saves 2.5lbs over the stock lid. (I have the stock lid now.)
    3580-4lbs for tires and 2.5lbs for lid = 3573.5.

    Both scales pretty much match.

    My info shows the Subframes and Strut Tower brace weigh about 42lbs.

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    To a first-order approximation, the gravitational acceleration observed on the surface of the earth varies at about -0.3086 mgal per meter in elevation difference. Thus the car would not weigh the exact same in two different locations.

    If you want to get technical about it!

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