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Old 04-04-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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Question Weight Saving Suggestions

I have begun a quest to search for ways in which to reduce the weight of the Mustang but keep it drivable. I have found a few ways like the BMR K-Member (24 lbs vs 44 lbs stock) and A-arms (11lbs less than stock) but that is pretty expensive for just losing 31 lbs. I have also contemplated aftermarket hoods, mainly from Cervinis, but their tech wouldn't tell exactly what the weight differences are. I heard that most aftermarket hoods are actually heavier than stock. I am installing a one-piece aluminum driveshaft that is about 17lbs less than stock.
Any ideas for a fully functional daily driver to cut weight? Also, how much would you save on track day by taking out the passenger and/or rear seats?
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Re: Weight Saving Suggestions

you can reduce weight But it isn't cheap

1. High output, compact starter. These starters weigh about half as much as the Factory, and cost about the same as a new starter. you 10-15 pounds, and make it a lot easier to work around that area

2. Exhaust replacing it costs a big chunk and yields minor power gains. But th weight is involved. Remove the stock system and replace it with LT's instead of the cast iron manifolds and down pipes - X pipe instead of the stock H with 4 cats run 2 high efficiency cats instead new mufflers and tailpipes and you shed weight everywhere except the last part Its costly, but the weight savings are at least 30 pounds.

3. Body parts. cf parts for the Mustang are available that save 2/3 of the factory weight. the factory fiberglass / aluminum hood is a lot heavier than the CF saves at least 25 pounds fiberglass fenders can save 15-20 pounds.

4. Lightweight wheels. Steeda sells lightweight wheels that can save 60 pounds or more.
5. Gears. Lightened ring and pinion sets can save 10-15 pounds

6. Drive shaft. Aluminum drive shaft is much lighter and usually better balanced Saves about 20 pounds.

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also the spare tire can go. A/C if really concerned. Also if your not fit or in shape. a diet could help shed a few pounds of vehicle weight with driver. dont eat for a week before race shave all hair on body morning of race. trim finger and toe nalis on the morning of race. leave only 5 gallons in gas tank for race. this should all save about 100 pounds if done right
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replace seats with race seats. each one is probably 20 lbs. there's a thread on the modular forums listing a lot of component weights.
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Manual seats can save some pounds, sound deadening insulation under your carpet, take those window motors out, door panels, most of the dash, heater core, maybe swap your windows for ones made our of plexi glass? lol, depends on how extreme you wanna make it.
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