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Old 05-10-2017, 12:10 PM   #1
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Light weight speakers- weight reduction

Has anyone one ever seen or have lightweight speakers? So you can still listen to the radio, but loose weight.


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I can't imagine any significant weight reduction from speakers aside from removing them completely.
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I'll ship you my 4 base model speakers ( 6 x 8) for shipping costs + $10 to cover boxing/PO trip. I can't imagine any much lighter than them.

One of these not worth the effort items.
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A lot of people have a misconception of weight loss, thinking a little weight gone here a little gone there is going to make a difference. It's Not. Significant weight gain or lose will make a noticeable difference, but all that little stuff will not.
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Thank you guys for the input. Sounds like I might just remove one or two of them to loose weight.


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have you removed trim/back seat/spare tire/etc? Just wondering how serious you are about weight reduction.


I will say although the spkrs will not make much of a difference, small things are what you need to do after the biggies. fyi the stock spkrs really sound terrible
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Ya I have taken out the spare tire, plastic and carpet in the trunk. I haven't taken out the rear seat yet, but I might in the future. Just trying to take out a little weight here and there to reduce the overall weight.


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For what purpose?
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To make the car lighter like it should have been from the factory and to off set the the weight added from wider tires and suspension braces.


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Lighter for what purpose is what I'm asking. Why should it be lighter from the factory? What is your intended purpose for the vehicle?
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Light Weight Speakers????

Is this some kind of joke? Light weight speakers, and he hasn't removed the rear seat yet! I'm confused.
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Ya I have taken out the spare tire, plastic and carpet in the trunk. I haven't taken out the rear seat yet, but I might in the future. Just trying to take out a little weight here and there to reduce the overall weight.


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less weight is for acceleration. speakers are negligible, heavier magnets make better sound; not enough weight in plastic and carpet to make a big difference; Mustangs are too light on rear wheels, I used sandbag to keep taillights in back and headlites in front during the winter.
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Arrow Trade in Your Mustang and buy a Camaro.

Are you for real? He has to be jerking our chains.

Trade in your Mustang and Buy a Camaro! I am sure they Camaro Owners can better answer your questions and would welcome someone of your Car Owner Status.

Camaros by nature are lighter than Mustangs.
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Weight removal adds up. It may seem crazy to only remove 8 pounds of speakers, but that combined with other things before you know it you removed 20 pounds.


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Yes we all know what weight savings our for. It's a daily driver so I want the interior to still look nice. I am not looking for better sound, just to still have sound. I removed the door speakers which got rid of 9 pounds all together. Still sounds fine with just the rear speakers. This car apparently ways around 3400 pounds so the closer to 3000 pounds the better. A lot of things to do like a light weight drive shaft and front k member, etc.


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Camaro is lighter lol? Maybe a Pro Mod lol


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Are you for real? He has to be jerking our chains.

Trade in your Mustang and Buy a Camaro! I am sure they Camaro Owners can better answer your questions and would welcome someone of your Car Owner Status.

Camaros by nature are lighter than Mustangs.
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I think what people are try to say, and I have to agree, for a street car, 20lbs here and there isn't going to make a big difference. It's more important WHERE you put that weight. Since 1965 the Mustang has been notorious for being nose heavy/tail light. It's one of the reasons so many crash, people don't know how to drive them, the rear end breaks free, and it's all over. It's the nature of the beast.

So if you want to lighten the car, that's fine, go for it, but you're not going to change the inherent problem. Shift that removed weight to the rear and you'll see bigger gains in traction and speed. Personally (and I've owned 5 Mustangs of various years), I drive around with about 50lbs of tools as far back in the trunk as possible. In the 60's it was easy to put 100lbs right over the axels, and boy did that make a difference. Now with my '05 I find the little pockets just aft of the wheel well works great for holding 2 small tool bags (one holds my electrical tools and the other my car tools) and works aout to about 50lbs, and it helps a little.

Try it for yourself and see if it makes a difference. Best of luck!
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