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    Weight savings on an e36

    So I have read a shit loads of stuff on the net about this. This is what I have done and plan on doing if I have missed anything please comment

    I am building a 1uz drift missile which will only be used in track

    Stuff I have cut out and removed
    Stock seats
    Door panels
    Sunroof
    Dash
    Cluster
    Carpet
    Sound deadning
    All electronics
    All the wiring removed. Ecu. Fusebox and relay box
    Custom steering column
    Ac pipes and aircon and climate control unit
    Soon I will be replacing the roof skin. Bonnet and boot with a lightweight versions
    Lexan windows for the rear and doors
    Light weight side mirrors
    Inner door skins cut out
    Gonna put in dummy headlight covers
    Custom wiring harness
    Removed handbrake and cables
    Removed spare wheel well
    Removed metal that is behind rear seats
    All plastics and interior trim removed
    Gonna modify the bumpers soon to cut out more weight
    Side exit exhaust to save weight
    Fuel tank will be replace with an alum 20l tank

    If u have any suggestions please let me know






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    -smaller, lighter battery
    -wheels/tires
    -trunk lid (i think there are some plastic ones that are lighter)
    -look out for brackets where stuff is/was mounted to, they're often connected to the chassis by point welds which can be removed, it's not much to save, but it's still a few pounds maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by samy01 View Post
    -smaller, lighter battery
    -wheels/tires
    -trunk lid (i think there are some plastic ones that are lighter)
    -look out for brackets where stuff is/was mounted to, they're often connected to the chassis by point welds which can be removed, it's not much to save, but it's still a few pounds maybe
    Yip pretty much have done that except for the wheels


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    Flywheel, driveshaft, and other rotating mass will count for a lot more than stationary weight reductions when it comes to performance gains.
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    Convert to true rear coilovers and replace rear spring arms with tubular
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    always trying to make it lighter and faster

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    Ok great thanks


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