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Old 09-12-2015, 11:30 PM   #1
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Weight reduction?

I've been going to the strip a lot lately have raced a few modded cars and surprisingly kept up ,

I don't plan on doing any bolt on mods for a few months so I really want to shed some weight any help? Soccelover any ideas? I remember you had a thread on this but I couldn't find it


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Depends on how extreme you want to get.

For me ive done:

Rear Seat delete
Aluminum driveshaft
Spare Tire & Jack removed
Swapped to Fixed back race seats.

When i did the pan hard bar and torque arm i removed the dogbone on the differential as well as the quad shocks. But of course i still have the added weight of the torque arm, pan hard bar, and subframe connectors.

With all the weight taken off and the other weight added i'm at about 3275lbs with 1/2 tank. I know a few people with 99-04s at 2800ish, but they don't have the added suspension i do and they also don't have the same aluminum intake manifold i have.

Be warned though. The more you take out, the suckier the car will be to drive around if its your daily.
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Here is that super long list BTW.
The Ultimate Weight Reduction List - Forums at Modded Mustangs
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Each 100lbs is roughly a tenth in the quarter. Also factor in 12lbs per gallon of fuel in your tank approx.

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Each 100lbs is roughly a tenth in the quarter. Also factor in 12lbs per gallon of fuel in your tank approx.

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Gasoline weighs about 6lbs per gallon.
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Gasoline weighs about 6lbs per gallon.

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It's 8 ib per gallon, yes it's my daily and I've thought about remaoving my spare but it's come in handy before


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It's 8 ib per gallon, yes it's my daily and I've thought about remaoving my spare but it's come in handy before


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Google it water is around 8 gasoline is six


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Diesel weighs about 7.5lbs.
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I am about to do some lightening up too. I am getting a driveshaft shop aluminum drive shaft, rear seat delete and removing the rear seat belts. I'm replacing the rear lower control arms with maximum Motorsport ones. New all aluminum radiator. I'll probably take out the black boxes behind the rear tires while I'm at it all along with the dogbone. And I'm doing he ultimate weight reduction myself. Loosing weight! I gained a lot after I got out of the Marines due to my back injuries. And eating like I was still in didn't help.


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If you want to get serious

MM Tubular K member & A Arms = -65lbs
Swap to Aluminum Block = -80lbs


If you want to go all out race car 2350 is possible. It has been done in a New Edge.
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I might also swap out my leather power seats for a pair of manual racing seats.


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I dropped about 46lbs going from power leather seats to my fixed back race seats. Then another 14lbs when i took out the factory seat belts ( i have 5 point harnesses).
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Heh you guys and google. Rule of thumb has always been 12 per. Additives, water, crud plus always erring on the conservative side especially when you are trying to dial in your bracket. No reason to give up any amenities on your street car, your gonna pick up a tenth at best and without proper weight transfer you could actually lose on the 60 foot. On a strip/weekend street car you can go all out with fiberglass body panels and all the deleted amenities, just makes no sense on your driver.

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Every little bit helps. Properly set up is very important too


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Heh you guys and google. Rule of thumb has always been 12 per. Additives, water, crud plus always erring on the conservative side especially when you are trying to dial in your bracket. No reason to give up any amenities on your street car, your gonna pick up a tenth at best and without proper weight transfer you could actually lose on the 60 foot. On a strip/weekend street car you can go all out with fiberglass body panels and all the deleted amenities, just makes no sense on your driver.

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All depends on the person's tolerances.

My car is my daily and i've taken out the back seats, gutted the trunk. Taken out some of the padding behind the interior panels, done race seats and harnesses, car has a pretty stiff suspension also. At times yeah it does kind of suck. But its not too bad. I got used to it. More worried about how the car handles.
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Heh you guys and google. Rule of thumb has always been 12 per. Additives, water, crud plus always erring on the conservative side especially when you are trying to dial in your bracket. No reason to give up any amenities on your street car, your gonna pick up a tenth at best and without proper weight transfer you could actually lose on the 60 foot. On a strip/weekend street car you can go all out with fiberglass body panels and all the deleted amenities, just makes no sense on your driver.

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Gas mileage tho!

If you're worried about weight, you should definitely be worried about wind drag. People underestimate how much power it takes just to push a car through the air at 100 mph.
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Or just buy a Camaro/firebird ... Yep I said it lol


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There are several options that we have that will reduce the weight & help at the track:

Here is the lightweight radiator support Steeda 2005-10 Mustang Lightweight Radiator Support - Made in USA 555-5075 | Free Shipping!

This will save you around 10 lbs.

Lower control arms which will help with launch & weight: Steeda 2005-14 Mustang Billet Rear Lower Control Arms - Made in USA 555-4405 | Free Shipping!

They will save several pounds over stock.

Lastly, a nice weight saving upgrade is the driveshaft - Steeda Mustang GT 3.5" Aluminum Driveshaft (05-10) 238-steeda-1766 | Free Shipping!

This will provide a range of benefits:

53% lighter than OEM driveshaft
750 HP Rating
2450 ft.lbs torque rating
Lightweight aluminum one-piece driveshaft
Improved driving performance
Quicker acceleration, lower ET's
Direct bolt-in, easy installation
No increase in NVH

There are others ... but these are some pretty big weight savings with added value.

Let me know if I can help put a package together for you when your ready to take the next step ... you can always reach me at tim@steeda.com.

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There are several options that we have that will reduce the weight & help at the track:

Here is the lightweight radiator support Steeda 2005-10 Mustang Lightweight Radiator Support - Made in USA 555-5075 | Free Shipping!

This will save you around 10 lbs.

Lower control arms which will help with launch & weight: Steeda 2005-14 Mustang Billet Rear Lower Control Arms - Made in USA 555-4405 | Free Shipping!

They will save several pounds over stock.

Lastly, a nice weight saving upgrade is the driveshaft - Steeda Mustang GT 3.5" Aluminum Driveshaft (05-10) 238-steeda-1766 | Free Shipping!

This will provide a range of benefits:

53% lighter than OEM driveshaft
750 HP Rating
2450 ft.lbs torque rating
Lightweight aluminum one-piece driveshaft
Improved driving performance
Quicker acceleration, lower ET's
Direct bolt-in, easy installation
No increase in NVH

There are others ... but these are some pretty big weight savings with added value.

Let me know if I can help put a package together for you when your ready to take the next step ... you can always reach me at tim@steeda.com.

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Wrong year. We all have 96-04s


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Well then ... having multiple windows open will cause that, lol:

Some of the parts will still apply:

Steeda 1999-04 Mustang Rear Lower Control Arms - Made in USA 555-4421 | Free Shipping!

Ford Racing 1996-04 Mustang Aluminum Driveshaft 161-M-4602-J | Free Shipping!

Also 6 lbs. lighter than stock.

We have several members on the team that frequent the strip ... I would be happy to put you in contact with them!

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If you're hard core enough to sacrifice amenities for weight reduction, just go all the way.

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If you're hard core enough to sacrifice amenities for weight reduction, just go all the way.
Or ... you could just do that!!

Awesome.

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Most of all you want front end reduction. K member, A Arms, tubular bash bar

That'll cut 70lbs minimum depending on the brands you choose.


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