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post #1 of 44 Old January 3rd, 2010, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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The Ultimate Weight Reduction List

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Actual numbers are from Either from 330CubeGt or 96SOHC

Hopefully this helps give you guys an idea of the actual weight of the items your wanting to remove from the car to drop weight.

This way you can Decide if its worth it, so now you don't have to play the guessing game wondering what each part weighs.

Drivers seat Leather 48 lbs
Passenger seat Leather38lbs
Rear seat Leather top half 30lbs
Bottom Rear seat 15lbs
Sounds deadening (Remove w/Torch and Scraper) 45-50 Lbs
Door Panels 8Lbs Each
Extra metal out of front bumper (Center) 8Lbs (Kept most of it)
Front Sway Bar w/links 13.5Lbs
20Lbs going to front coild over setup.
20 Lbs going to lighter front seats with manual sliders.
CD Player Head Unit 5 Lbs
Rear End Dog bone 10 lbs
metal plate under steering column 3.5 Lbs
Wind shield washer tank 1.5Lbs Empty/8Lbs Full
Passenger side air bag 9Lbs
Drivers side air bag 3 Lbs
Air bag sensors and module 3Lbs
Hood latch w/cable etc 2-3Lbs
Cruise control (In Fender) w/cable 2-3Lbs
Glove Box 4lbs
Trunk Lining with spare tire cover 14Lbs
Spare tire 25 lbs
Jack and tire iron 8lbs
Smaller battery 10Lbs
Mach 460 Amp Rack 6Lbs
Mach 460 Speakers 2.25 Each
6 disk changer 2Lbs
Rear Seat belts 5 Lbs
Sun Visors with harness 2.5 Lbs
E-Brake Assembly w/cable 7.5 Lbs
Black boxes behind rear tires w/brackets 3Lbs
rille insert and Radiator cover 2 lbs.
Mott bar and bumpstop bracket 9 lbs.
Fog Lights and brackets 6 lbs.
Rear Bumper support brackets 6 lbs
Factory Spoiler 9 Lbs
Strut tower brace 8 lbs
Complete Front Bumper support 17 Lbs
Quad Shocks w/brackets 8Lbs
Rear Sway Bar 8.5Lbs
Convertible K-Member brace 17Lbs
Firewall blanket 15 lbs
Door Bars 8 lbs
Dead pedal 1 lb
Tailpipes 20 lbs
Evap Canister 5 Lbs
EGR and DPee 4 Lbs
Rear Bumper 25 Lbs
Convertible top pump/motor/cylinders 12 lbs
A/C Complete 30 Lbs
ABS Pump Delete 14 Lbs
99-04 Brake Calipers 10 Lbs Vs. 14 Lbs 94-98 style
wiper motor and linkage 6 lbs
Heater core/A/C box/ fan 19 lbs
Bumper suppor mounts w/wind deflectors 5.5 Lbs
Stock A-Arms 30 Lbs, Tubular A-Arms 15 Lbs
hydro-boost and master cylinder assembly 17lbs
Power steering pump 10 Lbs, Delete pulley 1.2 lbs
Power steering lines and Res 5.5 Lbs
lock mechanism,window motor,wiring harness 12 lbs
Gut underside of Trunk, Trunk will weight 20-25Lbs
ABS Delete Manifold 10Lbs
Few Lbs Misc Nuts/Bolts and Removed Metal.

If you have personally weighed an item that you don't see on the list feel free to share your information.


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Damn, I would dread having to drive whatever pile of shit someone decided to do this to.

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post #3 of 44 Old January 3rd, 2010, 06:40 AM
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Very good list here. Will clear up some of the confusion.

I agree, a car missing all that would be a pos... but light weight.



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Good work! Thaks for taking the time to do this, I've been meaning to, but have been too damn lazy, lol

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Damn, I would dread having to drive whatever pile of shit someone decided to do this to.
Well if someone did every thing on the list i could only imagine what it would be like.Unless its a All Out Drag car.More or less what 96SOHC has. In my case i have pulled 310lbs out of mine and i have some left to go but nothing crazy im keeping the A/C P/S Etc for now.

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im going to go home and weight my stock hood.

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Very nice write up. Thanks!!


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im going to go home and weight my stock hood.

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Thats a good idea although its Fiberglass an aftermarket hood may be lighter.

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Thank you for the great write-up!

It'd be tough to drive without the driver's seat (J/K)!
I'm definitely thinking about ditching the driver's seat motor. What's needed to do this? Do I need a different set of tracks?

At the track I take out the passenger seat.
I have taken out the spare/jack but seem to launch more consistently with the extra weight on the rear end (I guess I suck!).

I've already taken the A/C out and replaced it with a delete-pully. I don't miss the A/C actually (I'm more of a windows down kinda person).

In addition, you've got me seriously thinking about removing the following, since they're mostly "free" mods: fog lights, rear seat/belts (costs money to replace with RSD), metal plate under steering column, dog bone (what does it do for you?), emptying out most of the wiper fluid when at the track, black boxes behind rear wheels (what are these for?), quad shocks (do they help with the launching if I already have extreme-duty LCAs?), rear spoiler (does it do any good at 104 mph?), MOTT bar (what is this???), tail pipes (replace with dumps).
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Thank you for the great write-up!

It'd be tough to drive without the driver's seat (J/K)!
I'm definitely thinking about ditching the driver's seat motor. What's needed to do this? Do I need a different set of tracks?

At the track I take out the passenger seat.
I have taken out the spare/jack but seem to launch more consistently with the extra weight on the rear end (I guess I suck!).

I've already taken the A/C out and replaced it with a delete-pully. I don't miss the A/C actually (I'm more of a windows down kinda person).

In addition, you've got me seriously thinking about removing the following, since they're mostly "free" mods: fog lights, rear seat/belts (costs money to replace with RSD), metal plate under steering column, dog bone (what does it do for you?), emptying out most of the wiper fluid when at the track, black boxes behind rear wheels (what are these for?), quad shocks (do they help with the launching if I already have extreme-duty LCAs?), rear spoiler (does it do any good at 104 mph?), MOTT bar (what is this???), tail pipes (replace with dumps).
You need to pick up a Manual Seat track from a car at the local junk yard or look around on the forums for a track i see them from time to time.Im actually doing this to my Daily because the seat motor is taking a poop.

You can make your on RSD for Cheap...
Dog bone don't do anything at all that i know of, Its like a sound dampener for the rear. Im not sure what the black boxes are for either, some one once told me but i forget as they have no real point in being there i took them off. They dont weight much at all tho...

With a Extreeme duty LCA you will probably be ok with ditching the Quad shocks and brackets there to eliminate wheel hop but most remove them with no issues.the MOTT Bar is a different name for DOG BONG lol... I combined my list with another guys list so i over looked that.


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On a side note, i still have leather front seats, Power steering, Power brakes, A/C and bumpers. Still want to be able to daily drive the car when done and i have dropped just over 500Lbs out of this car.


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Damn lol very nice,those seats is what weigh the most.I even heard of people removing front and rear bumper supports and replaceing it with fiberglass bumper supports and its funny because i seen a few at the junker.Dont forget the driver mod,lose weight and 100pounds off too!!!


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What all is out of yours that you chopped 500 lbs, got a 99 cobra and the weight bug has bitten

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Also I took out both metal plates on the cobra (under steering column) and saved 4lbs vs 3.5lbs lol

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Ultimate weight reduction- Treadmill.

Most people don't realize how much a car can be thrown off by uneven weight distribution. So I say, save the air conditioning and shed some unwanted pounds from yourself! haha awesome post though

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