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    Thanks for posting jakermac.

    Some clever ways you reduced weight.

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    NP. I quite frankly got a bit nutty looking for ways to lose weight off the car. Stuff like the aluminum FLCAs from the E30 M3, aluminum RUCAs from the E46, Ground Control hollow front sway bar, etc... And I have another 15-20lbs that I could save with A LOT of work. But now that I'm going FI, the rules that I autocross under say that my car needs to weigh about 100 (or more) lbs than it currently does. This only means that I can balance out the FR/RR bias once again as a significant portion of the weight that I removed came from the back of the car.

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    I feel like people usually say something about going to the nearest rock quarry industrial place and using their scale for if you don't have any handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakermac View Post
    1997 Z3 aluminum single Vanos block
    I suspect most people aren't catching this

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    My car is at 2906 with a half tank and i have full carpet, sound deadening, radio, speakers in the cabin.

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    I drive to/from events in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdavid View Post
    I suspect most people aren't catching this
    That is very interesting. How much less does that weigh?
    COMSCC T70 E36 M3

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdavid View Post
    I suspect most people aren't catching this
    Iron block with main caps:



    Aluminum block without main caps. Main caps later weighed at 8lbs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jakermac View Post
    The list is a long one. Here are some highlights:

    Vis Racing 18lb CF hood
    MA Shaw 9 lb CF trunk
    Toms Motorsports 9lb CF bucket seats with no sliders
    Rear seat delete
    CF 2 1/2lb sunroof plug
    1997 Z3 aluminum single Vanos block
    UUC aluminum flywheel
    S52 crank with 12lbs carved off
    318is 168mm rear diff with strong old school LSD
    1995 M3 LTW aluminum doors
    A/C delete
    Engine fan and A/C fan delete with 2 1/2lb Spal fan
    Lightweight single 3" stainless exhaust with stainless headers
    Lightweight front brakes - aluminum calipers, aluminum rotor hats with small rotor rings
    2gal of gas
    Etc...
    Any chance you know the difference in weight of the aluminum doors? and are the E46 ruca's a direct bolt on deal?

    Your car must be a blast to drive btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdiggler View Post
    Any chance you know the difference in weight of the aluminum doors? and are the E46 ruca's a direct bolt on deal?

    Your car must be a blast to drive btw.
    15lbs per door weight savings. 20lbs for aluminum, 35lbs for steel - bare door weights.

    E46 arms are a straight bolt on. However, I used Ground Control articulating spring perches for E46 arms and I ran no rear sway bar so YMMV.

    It was an absolute hoot! 270whp, 240ft/lbs torque, Race Logic traction control, 285/30-18s all around. Next iteration will be only slightly heavier (30-40lbs) and have 450-500whp and 350 or so ft/lbs of torque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakermac View Post
    15lbs per door weight savings. 20lbs for aluminum, 35lbs for steel - bare door weights.

    E46 arms are a straight bolt on. However, I used Ground Control articulating spring perches for E46 arms and I ran no rear sway bar so YMMV.

    It was an absolute hoot! 270whp, 240ft/lbs torque, Race Logic traction control, 285/30-18s all around. Next iteration will be only slightly heavier (30-40lbs) and have 450-500whp and 350 or so ft/lbs of torque.

    Thanks for all the info jakermac

    Its easy to cut a car up to make it light but you have to be much more creative and willing $$ to do it right. Any chance you have a build thread?

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    Naw. Not organized enough for that!!

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