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 Post subject: weight reduction for ef-el any one done it or any ideas?
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:44 am 
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weight reduction for my car altho i still need it to seat 5 people as its a daily driver but it would be nice to get rid of any parts whihc can be replaced by something lighter

 

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 Post subject: Re: weight reduction for ef-el any one done it or any ideas?
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:47 am 
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hole saw, some silicon and s**t load of helium???
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 Post subject: Re: weight reduction for ef-el any one done it or any ideas?
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:34 am 
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lol eboost.

theres not alot you can do apart from removing underfelt,sound deadening and un-necessary trims like inside the boot etc.
seriously if you still want a daily driver with lightweight advantages the best place to start would be the rims.i've seen some pretty light rims out there and most i've seen on daily drivers crack from the poor state of our countries roads.

 

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 Post subject: Re: weight reduction for ef-el any one done it or any ideas?
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:45 am 
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its a falcon why would you want it lighter, should of bought a light weight
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 Post subject: Re: weight reduction for ef-el any one done it or any ideas?
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:49 am 
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take out everything you dont use, aircon,spare wheel,seats,doors,bonnet, guards, dash. ect.. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: weight reduction for ef-el any one done it or any ideas?
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:49 am 
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Not really worth taking out sound deadening mate as you will not really gain much. A friend of mine once had a hq manaro. He pulled the door trims off and molested his doors with a hole saw :lol:

Some performance upgrades will liven the car up mate.

 

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 Post subject: Re: weight reduction for ef-el any one done it or any ideas?
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:23 am 
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maybe buy a fibreglass bonnet, i forget which company makes them, there was a group buy here awhile ago

Remove back seats/rear door trims and tell your mates to get their own car :lol:

Lightweight wheels as mentioned. Also replace spare wheel with a spacesaver from late model falcons

Remove aircon system, keep stereo gear to a minimum (headunit, 2 front speakers)

i reckon all these would add up and save a noticable bit of weight
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Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:37 am 
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cut the ribbing out of the bonnet and boot lid. gut the boot and get a space saver spare wheel.
no rear speakers amps or CD changer
hole saw the un-needed parts of door behind the trims. perspex side windows (rear 1/4 window and rear door windows)
remove any optional parts you dont use, A/C, power windows, heater, ect.
light weight wheels
light weight race seats for the front with light weight alloy mounts
remove any wiring the factory put in for optional and up spec models that isn't being used.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:37 am 
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Remove all carpets, roof lining, trims and scrap all the tar like stuff they spray under and in the car for sound deadener.
replace the bonnet, boot and front quarter panels with fibreglass one's.
replace the wheels with lightweight ones.
replace or machined your drive shaft from a ultra-light aluminium ballet.
remove all the seats and use a wooden crate as a seat. :lol:

or for less hassle, force feed it...

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:46 am 
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 Post subject: Re: weight reduction for ef-el any one done it or any ideas?
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:03 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: weight reduction for ef-el any one done it or any ideas?
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:56 pm 
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another thing is if u have a t5 in then u can remove the battery and pushstart it...... could save u a few kgs.. get light weight seats... remove all the power window motors and etc from the doors.... back seats out.... light weight tailshaft.... light weight wheels.... nothing in the boot.... smaller petrol tank..... door trims out..... get a custom made alloy block made up??? carbonfibe bonnet and boot. dont know what else u could do....... :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: weight reduction for ef-el any one done it or any ideas?
Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:09 pm 
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how about you try this for reducing the heavy.
Replace all non-critical nuts, bolts and washers with alloy versions from these guys.

http://www.probolt-australia.com/Home

 

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 Post subject: Re: weight reduction for ef-el any one done it or any ideas?
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:57 pm 
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ah dont worry guys l8r this year il be upgrading to a ba xr6t engine so il already have weight advantage over the ba's and bf's

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:02 pm 
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