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Old 09-11-2013, 08:00 AM   #1
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How to put your mustang on a diet ?

Our mustangs are heavy..

Anyone have ideas on losing some weight?

- Backseat delete
- Relocate Battery ( Help weight to be in the right place )
- Tubular Suspension
- Drag Wheels ?
- Fiberglass Hood / Trunk

Anything else ?
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:09 AM   #2
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Lighter bucket seats, roll up windows instead of electric.
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Radio delete, air conditioning delete. Lighter seats like ^ said. The stock leathers aren't light. Remove spare. I wouldn't do the first two..I'd kill myself without air.
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Take that 4.6 out and put a VTEC in it

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But on a real note, lighter wheels, aluminum DS, take the carpet out, take the door panels out, anything that you don't NEED can come out. I know you aren't probably going to strip the car for weight but if you are then that's the way to go. Take out the speakers, radio, everything
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Take that 4.6 out and put a VTEC in it

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But on a real note, lighter wheels, aluminum DS, take the carpet out, take the door panels out, anything that you don't NEED can come out. I know you aren't probably going to strip the car for weight but if you are then that's the way to go. Take out the speakers, radio, everything
I just don't see speakers and radio weighing over 10 pounds

Door panels each probably weigh 3lbs ..

Carpet .. 5 lbs ?

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I was going to do


Alm. Flywheel & Driveshaft along with my clutch..

Take out passenger / rear seats when I go to track

My trunk is literally gutted besides the factory amp box & speakers & am going to put my battery back there ..

I have tubular control arms if that is any less weight ,

When I do Longtubes I'm going to replace my K member as well with the tubular A arms @ QA1 coil overs ,

My mach 1 good seems to weigh less than a GT hood , I'm sure it's fiberglass
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Stock radio is pretty damn heavy.
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Looks like you found what you were looking for lol. That's good info
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Take out front and rear bumper supports both weight 30 pounds.. And your bumper are perfectly fine without them.
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I believe that our hoods and trunk lids are fiberglass from the factory.
I see cars at the autocross that are gutted COMPLETELY. It, largely, depends on what you're willing to sacrifice in creature comforts.
The speakers ARE heavy. They have that big magnet...
All of the little stuff will add up.
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Just Take out everything!

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^ Thats what I'm talking about...

You forgot to remove the 50 lb dashboard though...
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^ Thats what I'm talking about...

You forgot to remove the 50 lb dashboard though...
tried it didn't like the way it looked. felt like i was driving a
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tried it didn't like the way it looked. felt like i was driving a
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Haha. I heard that!!!

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Dude that's awesome! What are the orange bars for?
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[QUOTE=Slow4V;1793019]
- Fiberglass Hood / Trunk [QUOTE]

Fiberglass hood and trunklid would more likely be heavier than the stock steel versions. Now carbon fiber, that's a different story.
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Dude that's awesome! What are the orange bars for?
Subframe connectors I spray painted
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You can save some real weight up front by changing out the kmember with a light weight one. Venomous831 had one in his GT.
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Subframe connectors I spray painted
I figured! I have some bbk subframe connectors but under the car. I live the look if the gutted interior!
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Just Take out everything!
What's your belt harness hooked to? Should paint the interior..I know it may be a pound or two but would def be unique.
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What's your belt harness hooked to? Should paint the interior..I know it may be a pound or two but would def be unique.
i got the harness bar from corbeau and mounts right on to where the stock seat belts go.. i want to build my own roll cage down the road. my brother in law is a pretty good welder and he can get his hands on a tube bender so maybe after i can paint the interior make it look cleaner
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