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Old 01-18-2014, 03:46 PM   #1
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Mustang weight 2012 5.0

What can i do to make my 2012 5.0 lighter?
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:10 PM   #2
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Put a 3.7 in it haha
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:19 PM   #3
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What can i do to make my 2012 5.0 lighter?

There is a lot you can do if you have the money. Rear seat delete kit, take out the spare, start putting on real carbon fiber parts
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Also getting rid of the stock mufflers and going with straight through design axlebacks, like SLP will shave a surprising amount of weight and sound good too

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Also getting rid of the stock mufflers and going with straight through design axlebacks, like SLP will shave a surprising amount of weight and sound good too

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Not just the mufflers my long tubes weigh less than my manifolds
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Also getting rid of the stock mufflers and going with straight through design axlebacks, like SLP will shave a surprising amount of weight and sound good too

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Not just the mufflers my long tubes weigh less than my manifolds
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Not just the mufflers my long tubes weigh less than my manifolds
I wasn't sure how in in depth he wanted to get, so I kept it simple with the axlebacks because I know it only about a 30 minute job whereas full exhaust swap is a lil more extensive. But yes, you're right about the weight difference.
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Your best weight reduction gains will come from eliminating rotating mass. Get some lighter rims and a 1 piece driveshaft.
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Your best weight reduction gains will come from eliminating rotating mass. Get some lighter rims and a 1 piece driveshaft.

This ^ And if your car doesn't see a whole lot of miles I would look into a lightweight racing flywheel. Rotational mass like wheels is one thing but when it comes to actual drivetrain it makes a much bigger difference.
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Wheels are a good start. I dropped a ton of weight on the front of my car removing the sway bar and going with Weld RT-S wheels and these tires.

Also some more info on your car would be a big help. Auto? Manual? Premium?
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