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Old 11-16-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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What have u done to reduce the weight in your mustang?

So I've only taken out the spare tire so far looking for less weight in the car
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You can take out the back seats.
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Taking out the back seat is a good idea,

But, I don't think you will notice any difference at all except without a rear seat delete part installed it will be really ugly back there. If you are doing it for drag racing "DON"T" It is taking the weight off from the wrong place. For drag racing you want to take the weight off the front end. If doing it for track, or Auto X-ing it will be fine. It is also OK if you just want more go on a roll on start.

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I put a sticker saying no fat chicks.
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What have u done to reduce the weight in your mustang?

So I've only taken out the spare tire so far looking for less weight in the car
A driveshaft will shave a little over 10lbs. The shorty headers weighed a couple pounds lighter. Lighter rims make a huge difference.
Most upgraded parts are lighter compared to the factory parts.
There are some rubber blocks on the exhaust which add at least 10lbs. 4 in total. You can take a chisel and cut them off, but you will get slightly more vibration from it.
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A driveshaft will shave a little over 10lbs. The shorty headers weighed a couple pounds lighter. Lighter rims make a huge difference. Most upgraded parts are lighter compared to the factory parts. There are some rubber blocks on the exhaust which add at least 10lbs. 4 in total. You can take a chisel and cut them off, but you will get slightly more vibration from it.
Driveshaft is better than the rest, because it's rotational mass
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Driveshaft is better than the rest, because it's rotational mass
Yes that and rims. Every ounce counts.
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alefire and CVH have good advice

Aluminum driveshaft and some lighweight wheels as well as a good set of headers with high performance cats and any mufflers ( Other then the stock Ford) will do wonders for performance without driving around with no spare tire or rear seat. Want more UMPH? Change the gears and get a tuner and CAI. It is almost limitless what you can get for your Mustang to increase performance. All it takes is $$$$$$.

American Muscle has a 2011 3.7 running the 1/4 in 11 seconds and it still has the rear seat and is totally streetable. Go to their website and check it out.
http://www.americanmuscle.com/2011-v6-project-car.html

Ford did a great job with the V6 mustang as far as weight balance is concerned.

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I got one too bro! lol
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What have u done to reduce the weight in your mustang?

So I've only taken out the spare tire so far looking for less weight in the car
You should look at getting a Lobotomy. That should reduce your weight by several pounds.
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In all seriousness, a front sway bar and radiator support delete will take #60 off the front-end.
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Haha. Thats the best kind of "weight reduction".

Move the battery to the trunk OP...
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Haha. Thats the best kind of "weight reduction". Move the battery to the trunk OP...
Does this really work??
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Does this really work??
Which? The battery or the fat chick?

The battery relocation works awesome!
You are moving weight from the front of the car to the rear.
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I thought of something earlier but didn't want to make an entire thread for it so I'll just post it here...

Since I have 18x9/10s now should I even keep my spare tire in my trunk? Not sure how the spare would fit with the 10s in the back. What do you guys think?
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I thought of something earlier but didn't want to make an entire thread for it so I'll just post it here...

Since I have 18x9/10s now should I even keep my spare tire in my trunk? Not sure how the spare would fit with the 10s in the back. What do you guys think?
Yes! Keep the spare. Your car won't drive very well with the mismatched tire but it's a hell of a lot better than walking.
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I thought of something earlier but didn't want to make an entire thread for it so I'll just post it here... Since I have 18x9/10s now should I even keep my spare tire in my trunk? Not sure how the spare would fit with the 10s in the back. What do you guys think?
Is the height of the tire the same?
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Is the height of the tire the same?
Not sure
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I just lost about 30 pounds.
When I go up to the mountains to play I put weight in the trunk to give me better balance, I don't have a spare so 50 pounds of play sand fits in the well rather nicely and does not slide around in the corners
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How much of a difference does moving the battery to the back make? How much does a battery weigh?
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Don't be an idiot.

Just leave the battery where it is. Moving the battery to the back is a drag racer thing and you will not notice any difference in your street car. If you move it to the back you will smell it at certain times, You will have to run you cables from front to the rear and take the chance of setting the car on fire if the cable ever shorts out.
Unless you are going to spend the big bucks and really want to lose the weight off of your car you need to get a lightweight hood. Hold it down with pins. Take out the rear seat, Put the battery in the right side of the trunk as far back as it will go. Rip out all of the carpet and sound deading material. Remove the door panels. There is a whole lot of things you can do to ruin a perfect;ly good Mustang enough to make you really hate it.

You would be much better off with a tuner and CAI as well as a good set of drag radials along with lower ratio gears.

Trying to get the weight off of a really good balanced car like our 3.7 V6 Mustangs are is not really a smart idea for a car you will want to drive on the street.

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How much of a difference does moving the battery to the back make? How much does a battery weigh?
It's not worth it.
Our cars have almost a 50/50 weight distribution thanks to our all aluminum engines.
Putting your battery in the back wouldn't be worth it, unless you added something really heavy upfront, such as a turbo (about 50 lbs) or something like that.
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Honestly one of the best types of weight reduction is bodily weight reduction. If you have some weight to lose it will really help.
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Honestly one of the best types of weight reduction is bodily weight reduction. If you have some weight to lose it will really help.
The mustangs are almost always nose heavy, especially pre-11 models, (due to the heavy cast iron blocks) removing weight from the rear will throw things off even more :p
Usually if you're going to do weight reduction, it's a good idea to remove more weight from up front.
Replace your radiator support with an aluminum one, if you're radiator isn't aluminum, swap to an aluminum one.
A tubular k member can shave about 40 lbs.
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It's not worth it.
Our cars have almost a 50/50 weight distribution thanks to our all aluminum engines.
Putting your battery in the back wouldn't be worth it, unless you added something really heavy upfront, such as a turbo (about 50 lbs) or something like that.
When I hear weight reduction, I just assume they're wanting to drag race. Any weight off the front end is a big plus.
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It's not worth it. Our cars have almost a 50/50 weight distribution thanks to our all aluminum engines. Putting your battery in the back wouldn't be worth it, unless you added something really heavy upfront, such as a turbo (about 50 lbs) or something like that.
That's what I figured!
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The mustangs are almost always nose heavy, especially pre-11 models, (due to the heavy cast iron blocks) removing weight from the rear will throw things off even more :p Usually if you're going to do weight reduction, it's a good idea to remove more weight from up front. Replace your radiator support with an aluminum one, if you're radiator isn't aluminum, swap to an aluminum one. A tubular k member can shave about 40 lbs.
I meant bodily, as in going to the gym lol. Losing a few pounds from yourself is weight reduction when your in the car.
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I meant bodily, as in going to the gym lol. Losing a few pounds from yourself is weight reduction when your in the car.
Sure. Let me pretend like I'm in highs chill and cut 20 lbs for wrestling :p
Haha no!!!!
You never had to cut weight...
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Sure. Let me pretend like I'm in highs chill and cut 20 lbs for wrestling :p Haha no!!!! You never had to cut weight...
Lol, I never had to cut either
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I just did the driveshaft today. Huge improvement in smoothness and it takes all the clunk out of the tranny. Love it. The old one weighed 28 and the new one ways 20.
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Sure. Let me pretend like I'm in highs chill and cut 20 lbs for wrestling :p
Haha no!!!!
You never had to cut weight...
I wrestled, HELL NO!
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Maybe add some weight instead to give the slomaros a chance. Even up the odds guy lmao
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I wrestled, HELL NO!
I did too
Cut about 15 lbs
My natural weight is 140, and I've got a decent 6 pack
I wrestled at 126.. I was ripped to shreds :p
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Whoa i thought we were talkin about cars. Im outta here lol
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