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Old 04-10-2007, 09:16 AM   #1
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I just lost some weight (166lbs)

Weight reduction is always a favorite topic of mine. I removed and weighed a lot of crap in my car. My inspiration for this can be seen here (might come in handy for the Saturn folks):

http://evilplastic.com/p92-wgt1.htm

Hears what I took out (in lbs.):

Front passenger seat- 39
Rear seat-38
Hub caps-4
sub woofer wiring- 2
Door weather striping- 4
Spare tire/ jack - 28
Trunk flooring/ false floor- 6
passenger mirror- 3
Air intake bits- 2
Subwoofer +amp- 40

Total= 166lbs
Total of stock parts= 124lbs
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:43 AM   #2
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Just curious, did you need the door striping to keep water out? Or was it extra to keep sound level down?

It seems like a ton of weight, wow.
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:49 AM   #3
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heh..you should just get a 1200lb car like me. No need for weight reduction :P
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:53 AM   #4
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I am pretty sure that all it does is cover up the sharp metal at the cars edge. I didn't remove the real stuff attached to the doors.

I don't think I will be driving like this for too long, but it might be fun for a few weeks.
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:56 AM   #5
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Got it....still that is an impressive amount of weight for little work and minimal inconvenience.

I might have to look into this a bit!!!
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Old 04-10-2007, 12:20 PM   #6
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kickflipjr -

I almost never use the back seats except for piles of crap. I should get rid of them and extend my homemade wagon trunk cover to hide an empty backseat area.

I have also wanted to make the front passenger seat easy-removeable. My idea was to get a headless screw in place of the 4 screws that are there :

http://www.mutualscrew.com/subcatego...it=20&pid=3388
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Then I would get wingnuts to fasten the seat down. The screw and wingnut would need equal or greater tensile(?) strength in comparison to the OEM screws they are replacing (obviously for crash safety). The fly in the ointment from my POV is that the way the seating bolts are arranged, it may not be possible to mount the seat onto screws that are "sticking out" of the floorboards.

My other idea was that maybe I could mount the OEM passenger seat onto an aftermarket seat rack that I mount to the floor on the hunch that the aftermarket seat would me more "flexible" to what I had in mind.

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166 pounds! That's more weight than me. Looks like you're getting ready for the FE Team Challenge. Good stuff .
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I just drove to school. The car had improved acceleration and braking. There was much more interior noise.

Now that I have no seats my bike should be able to fit in the car with no problem.
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thats awsome i wish i could do that but i need all of my seats because thats how i get gas money.
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I just drove to school. The car had improved acceleration and braking. There was much more interior noise.

Now that I have no seats my bike should be able to fit in the car with no problem.
Any interior pictures?
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