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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:25 pm 
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Just curious as to how i can loose about 150kg off the Kerb weight of an EL?
i know a few tricks but is there anyway to do it without destroying the interior??

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:29 pm 
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Take out spare tire and jack etc, not 150kgs but its a start

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:33 pm 
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Quick question why?
But if you really wanted to do it, have you considered replacing pinterior bits and pieces maybe with some carbon fibre bits. Removing cd players and speakers also (sometimes can be pretty heavy)

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:38 pm 
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well i just did the jack, towbar and spare wheel, i mean like a carbon fibre bonnet?? or bucket seats in the front??

if i take the a/c out can i get a belt to fit the rest?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:06 pm 
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What we really need to know is why? what is the goal of this? i assume semi usable drag/race/drift car?

start with the things you NEED then slowly chuck the rest.

but let us know exactly what the purpose of it is then we can help more.

p.s. rear windows to plexiglass. and remove the window winder insides and make them immovable

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:33 am 
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.....what fiftyone said...rear window into plexiglass....when u strip the door trims off cut the metal that holds up the window winder/power window regulator and remove everything and make the window non moveable....use some strong rods and weld them in an X across from each corner...probably lost about 10kg on each door so thats 20kg for 2 doors...though i think its not worth it...

spare tyre, jack, anything not required in the boot basically....

boot can be removed and a carbon fibre made up (pretty expensive)...even the bonnet


if u have the cash get all 4 doors made out of carbon fibre (of course spray painted so noone knows) and then u still have operating windows but with a very light door.

rear seats can go if u don't need that...

thats all i can think off and ideas.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:00 am 
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also take out all of the sound insulation from the doors and boot.
remove the gas struts from the bonnet and boot.

i guess it depends on how far you want to go, coz you can go nuts and remove things like sunvisors and headrests and pretty much anything that isnt really needed.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:41 am 
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Your legs weigh a good 20 kg, cut em off.
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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:18 am 
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the brain is another 2kg :P

whats the point tho? nothin u take out is really gonna give u a noticeable difference in street driving.. unless ur on the strip pulling some serious numbers, 4get the hastle
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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:15 pm 
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go on a diet... you fat C*** :P

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:42 pm 
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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:02 pm 
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Razor7107 wrote:
go on a diet... you fat C*** :P


hahahahaha tight a**.


i reckon carbon fibre doors, bonnet and boot....and maybe quater panels....that would lose about 100kg or more.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:51 pm 
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take out the jack, spare tire, back seats, dash board and make your daughter or little sister drive it. should be enough

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:28 pm 
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depending on what you where going to do with it, take some of the exhaust system out. all the sound deadening things in that weigh heaps

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:43 pm 
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Lol, are carbon fibre doors, bonnets, boots even made for Falcons?>

 

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