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Author How much weight does a corsa actually loose when the back seats etc are taken out?
SeanXE
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23rd Feb 11 at 13:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

As above in the long title..


Edit: What is the average weight of a corsa b too? I know it varies between engine sizes.

Sean

[Edited on 23-02-2011 by SeanXE]
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Back seats prob weigh no more than 10kgs.
Average 950kg I would say.
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about 12-15kg i would guess
SeanXE
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Nothing noticeable then, thanks
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quote:
Originally posted by SeanXE
Nothing noticeable then, thanks


Maybe not on its own, but every little helps in the larger scheme of things.
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quote:
Originally posted by corsamon
quote:
Originally posted by SeanXE
Nothing noticeable then, thanks


Maybe not on its own, but every little helps in the larger scheme of things.


I guess, just planning ahead really. I'll just see what happens
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I will say farty little bits like
rear wiper
spare wheel (replace with that expanding foam)
exhaust heat shields
rear bench and mounts
glovebox innards
headlining
will all add up but very few remove said bits
Anything to keep the weight as low as possible would be my first steps so headlining, seats windows rear wiper. work your way down the car

EDIT: by as low as possible i mean within the car, centre of gravity is the words i was looking for

[Edited on 23-02-2011 by corsamon]
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Thanks My corsa won't be my daily when I get a new engine so ill gut it lol
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Why replace the wheel with expanding foam
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Headlining weighs absolutely nothing. In fact most of the plastic trim/door cards are not even worth removing for weight saving.

Seats will save you a bit if you replace the front ones as well.

Sound proofing under the carpet is about 10kg

Depends what you're using it for and whether you need to put up with it.
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quote:
Originally posted by Ian
Headlining weighs absolutely nothing. In fact most of the plastic trim/door cards are not even worth removing for weight saving.

Seats will save you a bit if you replace the front ones as well.

Sound proofing under the carpet is about 10kg

Depends what you're using it for and whether you need to put up with it.


Ahh I see, the fronts would be replaced with buckets and the when I do my engine conversion either this summer or next it will be my track slag as it won't be suitable for everyday use

Thanks for the comments.
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quote:
Originally posted by Ian
Sound proofing under the carpet is about 10kg



I removed a bit over that alone with just the bonded on sheet - let alone the foamy shit too...
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If it's loose you could just leave the boot open and it would all fall out.
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5kg+ plus of unnecessary wiring in the loom!

Mine weighed in at 850kg thats with a 20xe and rollcage fitted
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Mine has a 20xe fitted, completely stripped rear, and it's still over the 1000kg mark. Will weight it again with buckets, and 3gallon tank when it's done.
Makes me laugh when people claim their corsa weights sub 800kgs with just seats and carpets removed lol.

[Edited on 24-02-2011 by gazza808]
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look at my latest pics, my car weighs 900kg on a weigh bridge
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quote:
Originally posted by sand-eel
Why replace the wheel with expanding foam


The spare wheel weighs quite abit, new cars well quite a few use a type of expanding foam to fix leaks. On there own the plastics and headlining probz do weigh fuck all but if your going that far then do it properly and take them out :-) all the little bits all add up to 1 big bit dont they :-)
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Just the top carpet weighs a couple of kg.

Plenty of weight to be lost from a standard corsa.
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I got my old 1.6 sport down to 890kg by gutting the rear and removing A/C (well everything bar the pump)
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the pump weighs a ton you should have took that off aswell

ive removed all my sound proofing from under the carpet then put the carpet back in, took all the heat shields off for the exhaust, fibreglass bonnet and boot with plastic window
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Isn't the pump the bit that weighs the most? luckily mine doesn't have any optional extras
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sunroof weighs alot !
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Mike B will be in here shortly. The way we're going he'll have to watch out for cross winds in case they blow his car over.
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quote:
Originally posted by Ian
Mike B will be in here shortly. The way we're going he'll have to watch out for cross winds in case they blow his car over.


PS, did you recieve my u2u?
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quote:
Originally posted by Bettley
sunroof weighs alot !


Agreed

18 or so Kg for the complete catridge I removed last summer! Then add in all the fittings and the negligible weight of the headlining and pillar trims and you're looking at a saving of over 20Kg

Well, depending on how you blank the hole

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