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Old 06-13-2014, 10:05 AM   #1
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Mustangs are known to be heavy. Which is why the V6 struggles. Is there anything I could take out of the car that would make a weight difference? Im not talking anything crazy like back seats.
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When it comes to weight reduction, there isn't anything you can do that's not "crazy". If you don't feel like taking anything out, the next option would be replacing parts made from lighter components, but if you can't afford such parts, you only option is to remove parts.

Before I hit the drags to race, I have a standard weight reduction procedure that I do. It consists of removing the back seat, passenger seat, spare tire and jack, trunk mat, nitrogen filled tires and having 1/4 or less fuel in my tank. All together, that drops at least 170lbs.
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Rear seat delete
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Carbon Fiber/ Fiberglass body parts
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Unfortunately most of these weight saving tricks don't take weight off the already heavy front end. My Mustang handles better and is more balanced with a full tank of gas I've noticed.
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Unfortunately most of these weight saving tricks don't take weight off the already heavy front end. My Mustang handles better and is more balanced with a full tank of gas I've noticed.

Tubular K member,A arms, and AC delete take a lot of weight off the front. So will a fiberglass or carbon fiber hood. The Aluminum driveshaft and forged wheels take off rotating weight. And that helps the car even more than taking off regular weight.
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Tubular K member,A arms, and AC delete take a lot of weight off the front. So will a fiberglass or carbon fiber hood. The Aluminum driveshaft and forged wheels take off rotating weight. And that helps the car even more than taking off regular weight.
My apologies, I was refering to the removal of the back seat, spare, 1/4 tank and Jack. The things you listed will not only remove weight, they will improve balance, response, ride quality, and handling.
I was shocked at the improvement I got when I "downgraded" the wheels on my 350Z from 18s to 17s in the same width and outer diameter. I removed 6 pounds from each front and 4 from the rear and the improvement below 40 MPH in responsiveness was shocking. I need to improve how I respond to posts. I would love to do all the things you mentioned, they would make a HUGE improvement.
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My apologies, I was refering to the removal of the back seat, spare, 1/4 tank and Jack. The things you listed will not only remove weight, they will improve balance, response, ride quality, and handling.

I was shocked at the improvement I got when I "downgraded" the wheels on my 350Z from 18s to 17s in the same width and outer diameter. I removed 6 pounds from each front and 4 from the rear and the improvement below 40 MPH in responsiveness was shocking. I need to improve how I respond to posts. I would love to do all the things you mentioned, they would make a HUGE improvement.

I plan to do everything I mentioned to my own car.... Except the AC delete lol
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