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Old 04-11-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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Question Bumper Bars

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I was thinking of removing these to reduce weight. Any thoughts guys,



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...that is your actual bumper
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Remove what then foam?
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Remove what then foam?
No the steel bars.
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Thats your actual bumber ( most people confuse that with the plastic they see which is the bumper cover.)

It's a very bad idea just to save a few pounds. Its designed to have some level of give to help save lives in an accident.

You could also remove your seats belts to loss even more weight!
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Wanna lose some weight, go on a diet
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:31 PM   #7
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Instead of saving weight there you can take off yiure rear seats
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Without those bars you WILL write off you car for sure if you get into an accident.
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Instead of saving weight there you can take off yiure rear seats
+100 the rear seats weigh much more than the bumper. The metal frame for the rear seats has a good bit of weight just in itself.
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Aftermarket front seats probably weigh less too?
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:57 PM   #11
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Yea they will actually. My old sparcos were preety light weight. Going with smaller rims, lighter hood, take out spare and jack. There's a bit you can do to make it lighter
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You'd be screwed in an accident. I had to take my rear one off because it was smashed to *****. Would't do much good because it was a rusty smashed up metal i still meed to get a new one. Previous owner got rear ended. Pretty bad too. Just replaced the trunk and bumper cover to cover it up. The car looked normal when I got it but upon closer inspection there are crumples in my trunk close to the rear seats and the chassis looks like it got scrunched up a bit because the rear wheel wells are not the same length from the tire to metal. Moral of the story. Those bumpers WILL save your life
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I alreday have weight taken out.

Cobra Monaco Race Seat
Rear Seat Delete
Rear Seat Belts
Speakers and Headunit
spare tire and tools
No tail pipes
bumper foams
Lightweight Battery
Aluminum Driveshaft
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Sound deadening and jute padding
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Well thats about all you can do aside from removing your windows.

Sounds like its strictly a track car, so you really wouldnt need all that glass anyway.
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Well thats about all you can do aside from removing your windows.

Sounds like its strictly a track car, so you really wouldnt need all that glass anyway.
Not a track car yet. It is my DD for now.
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Really?! Sounds like a miserable dd! Well when you finally give it the lazt push and make it 100% track car, pull the windows, window motors, wiper arms and motors, and do an ac delete.
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Really?! Sounds like a miserable dd! Well when you finally give it the lazt push and make it 100% track car, pull the windows, window motors, wiper arms and motors, and do an ac delete.
No not at all. I like the feel, but the noise sometime is annoying.
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No not at all. I like the feel, but the noise sometime is annoying.
I would die without a radio.. I tip my hat to you, you are a stronger person than I lol.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the steel bars also add to the structural rigidity in incline situations as well? Like going up steep driveways at an angle..
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I would die without a radio.. I tip my hat to you, you are a stronger person than I lol.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the steel bars also add to the structural rigidity in incline situations as well? Like going up steep driveways at an angle..
I got an iPhone for a radio lol.

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I thought the bars were only rated for a 5mph impact.
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The bars may be rated for 5mph impact but that's not all they are for. When you you get hit they take most of the force and it slows down the energy of impact before getting to the frame. Some things on your car are meant to break in an accident so other things won't break, like your fascias and bumper bars.
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I got an iPhone for a radio lol.

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I thought the bars were only rated for a 5mph impact.
Yeah, they're rated for 5 mph, but they sorta work shock tower bars (at least in my mind..lol) they tie everything together. I had to take the front one off a 2000 firebird when I was rebuilding the front end and it felt loosey goosey in the front without everything bolted up, it was a ttop car though and they're not famous for being a rigid chassis.
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