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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:54 pm 
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Didnt think of it till i saw someone in another thread say its easy...

what exactly can be removed but remain road worthy?

im thinkin tow bar... but that is handy!
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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:20 pm 
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drain ur fuel tank maybe
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it just really depends on how far u want to go and y

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:29 pm 
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spare tyre, towbar , carpet, centre console.

but y bother a falcon is an heavy a*** car anyway just leave it and give it more performance mods instead

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:40 pm 
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Tow bar weighs a truck load get ridda that 4 starters. Carbon front seats, fibreglass bonnet(don't know if legal), go through car front 2 back removing anything that isn't needed. spare, jack, some of the sound deadening especially in the boot etc. depends on how stripped u want the car to be. ,lol.
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Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:45 pm 
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Covert 2 manual that'll save some fat.
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Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:18 pm 
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back seat, half the dash, C pillars ,strip the hoodlining, have a dump before you drive, cut your legs off.
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Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:45 pm 
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horis wrote:
spare tyre, towbar , carpet, centre console.

but y bother a falcon is an heavy a*** car anyway just leave it and give it more performance mods instead


no they check the spare in a RW test

also my mate recently got rejected on his RW because the globe in the centre console wasnt lighting up - what total s**t

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:56 pm 
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also my mate recently got rejected on his RW because the globe in the centre console wasnt lighting up - what total s**t


thats ridiculous
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Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:06 pm 
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the bulb yes but i do qld rw almost every day and have read the guidelines to qld rw and a spare is not required

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:36 pm 
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i always thought in NSW a spare was required for RW. actually, i think it may be illegal to drive without one. not too sure

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:22 pm 
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thats QLD rw mate, they are a lot more anal in melbourne.

if rw isnt an issue, ie its a paddock racer take off the exhaust. more power and less weight. they actually weigh a fair bit. windows are a big step, get some form of plastic (do I need to mention clear plastic??). strip the seats, carpet and interior linning. smaller lighter rims too. a big set of cheap 17 inch rims can add 20+kgs to your car. get a cheap set of 15 inch alloys. take off aircon compressor, lightweight battery, aluminium radiator, fibreglass panels, this list is endless, you just have to sit down and nut it out.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:16 pm 
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gogetta wrote:

no they check the spare in a RW test

also my mate recently got rejected on his RW because the globe in the centre console wasnt lighting up - what total s**t



The last time I got a RW the guy told me the spare tyre is only checked if it is actually in there, if you take it out it will still pass a RW, if it's in there it needs to be in RW condition. There's a few cars I know of, the Chrysler crossfire for one, that don't come with a spare and there's plenty of them getting around.

I take it your mates car is an auto so you have to be able to easily see what gear you are in at night hence the light needs to work.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:44 pm 
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Throw out all your mates... an instructor at Barbagallo told me most reasonably well driven cars are around a second a lap faster with no instructor, just because of the extra weight of the second person in the car. Woe betide he who turns up with a boot full of subwoofers and amps.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:14 pm 
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Tow bar weighs a truck load get ridda that 4 starters. Carbon front seats, fibreglass bonnet(don't know if legal), go through car front 2 back removing anything that isn't needed. spare, jack, some of the sound deadening especially in the boot etc. depends on how stripped u want the car to be. ,lol.


Fibreglass bonnet with BA bulge FTW!!!!

Bout $600 or so raw I think. Lighter + looks f**k tuff as. :twisted:

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:19 pm 
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our f6 race car weight is 1600kg roughly thats with one seat only
roll cage
no other seats
less weight in the wheels
and lighter fuel tank

 

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i am in need of a new front bar or good condation secondhand for a 95 ef futra,
lsd for a for ef ,modifed au sump to go in and ef , working air con compressor

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