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chris_uk
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ok i have a 1.2 16v. yes i know they aint fast!

but for saving weight i have got rid of the original bonnet and got a fibrebglass one.

and am thinking of removing rear seats 2moz.

got rid of the spare 2..

what else could i get rid of?
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all ice, plastic boot trims, passenger seat, dashboard
chris_uk
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dont want it to look shite in there..

gunna get some Monza's they should be lighter than normal ones.

but what else..
ed
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2nd Aug 04 at 15:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Your car is a road car. Not a Grass track racer Pulling out the interior ain't gonna do jack.
L330wnz
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hey man just push it...will be quicker as ur fat ass wont be in it





only joking fella
Greasemonkey
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put the missus on a diet
L330wnz
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^^ thats wot I did
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Change seats for lightweight ones, the original weight a ton
Change exhaust for a stainless one (and Exhaust manifold)
Remove all the emission crap (air injection etc)
Open the interior of the doors and remove as much as possible
Remove rear windscreen and windscreen motor
chris_uk
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quote:
Originally posted by ffls
Change seats for lightweight ones, the original weight a ton (getting 2 monza's
Change exhaust for a stainless one (and Exhaust manifold) no cost 2 much
Remove all the emission crap (air injection etc) explain!
Open the interior of the doors and remove as much as possible no
Remove rear windscreen and windscreen motor
motor has gone.

Adam_B
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Originally posted by 1800ed
Pulling out the interior ain't gonna do jack.


you being serious?
PaulW
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quote:
Originally posted by chris_uk
dont want it to look shite in there..

gunna get some Monza's they should be lighter than normal ones.

but what else..



I find this is a much better look than having an interior



[Edited on 02-08-2004 by PaulW]
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Theres a lot of thick foam in the front foot wells this stuff can weigh a fair bit rip it out and put the carpet back
ed
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quote:
Originally posted by Adam_B
quote:
Originally posted by 1800ed
Pulling out the interior ain't gonna do jack.


you being serious?

In this type of car yes.
Adam_B
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quote:
Originally posted by 1800ed
quote:
Originally posted by Adam_B
quote:
Originally posted by 1800ed
Pulling out the interior ain't gonna do jack.


you being serious?

In this type of car yes.


miles
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2nd Aug 04 at 19:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by PaulW
quote:
Originally posted by chris_uk
dont want it to look shite in there..

gunna get some Monza's they should be lighter than normal ones.

but what else..



I find this is a much better look than having an interior



[Edited on 02-08-2004 by PaulW]


I can see an easy 10kg's of sound deadening still in there!
chris_uk
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3rd Aug 04 at 19:12   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

seats and all carpet are out..

cant really say its made alot of difference..
miles
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Without loosing loads of weight you wont notice it. I bet it sounds faster inside though
TOMAS
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Youve either got to PROPERLY strip it (i.e no interior at all and no underseal) to save weight or dont bother. You'll hardly notice a diffo if you remove seats/wheel etc. Why may I ask do you want to loose the weight?
miles
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Taking the seats and spare out is the single easiest weight saving, so the best place to start. They are also easier to put back than most things. Once you've done that loosing more weight takes a lot of time effort and eventually money.

Changing standard front seats to crap cheap steal framed buckets saves practically no weight, although people think they do. Ditching the rear seats, fitting decent buckets, then fitting a rollcage weighs about the same as standard as well.

I guess he wants to loose weight so his car goes faster, handles better and brakes better.
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i wanna make it lighter because it handles better and brakes better. not fussed about going fast but its ok if it does.

if does sounds alot faster

the reason i have pulled it all out is because im putting a system in the back.

and finally..

i grinded the bolts off int he end
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chris i have taken the bench and bolts from the seatbealts out of mine, but now im stuck, see if u can help me!

http://www.corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=162729
TOMAS
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Your on about weight saving and your putting a system in the back! Your mad I got rid of my system and it must have weighed in at around 60-70Kg

 
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