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weight reduction tips for fox body mustang!!!

What are some tricks?
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What are some tricks?
Front sway bar: 21 lbs (racing only)
Front bumper: 24 lbs
Move battery to the trunk: 0 but moving a 50 lb box to the trunk improves traction
Replace steel hood with fiberglass hood: 15 lbs
Remove trunk/hatch carpet and sound deadener: 15 lbs
Remove tailpipes and install turn downs: 20 lbs
Remove rear seats and associated parts: 47 pounds
Remove front seats and replace with lightweight racing seats: 24 lbs
Replace steering rack with 1981 or older manual rack and remove power steering pump: 16 lbs
Remove rear sway bar: 14 lbs (racing only)
Replace front wheels & tires with lightweight skinnies: 32 lbs
Remove heater, stereo, speakers, under carpet padding, center console, misc. interior items: 63 lbs
Replace rear wheels & tires with lightweight wheels and slicks: 20 lbs
Remove spare tire & jack: 42 lbs
Remove exhaust from header collector back: 51 lbs (racing only)
Remove window mechanisms and side impact bracing within doors: 36 lbs
Replace iron heads with aluminum: 40 lbs
Replace radiator with aluminum: 15 lbs
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What. About the front and rear bumper whit all supports and brackets? Its a good idea take it off??
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What. About the front and rear bumper whit all supports and brackets? Its a good idea take it off??
On a car used for a daily driver i personally would leave them in place....

or go with an aftermarket tubular support......
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the tubular supports arent technically street legal,and are only meant to support the bumper cover at high speeds,not take a hit from a crash
i have them on mine
saves about 60 lbs between the two (20 frt & 40 rear)
on a limited street use car..its a risk im willing to take
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Not a good idea to take off the bumpers and supports on a street car, you know how people can't drive nowadays.

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i took the sway bar off of my street only car, ya it's a bit sloppy but i love the way the front of the car pops up when you hit the gas. i had no idea how much the front sway bar limited the travel of the front suspension lol.

another small part you could change is your stock clutched fan to a flex-a-light. not only will you lose a couple pounds but you will free up a tiny little bit of hp too.

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i need the tubular supports??? or just remove them and put the bumpers back??
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Be the first person ever to do a 5.0 to 2.3 swap. Should cut off a few hundred pounds.

If it's not broke, you're not trying hard enough.

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Be the first person ever to do a 5.0 to 2.3 swap. Should cut off a few hundred pounds.
I would do it if Huber built the 4 banger.......

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I would do it if Huber built the 4 banger.......

My thoughts exactly

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