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How much weight does the 401a vs base gt add?

Im at a bind in picking my options.. I want the nice interior trim but worried about how much weight it would add vs a base GT. What about brembo vs non brembo package, whats the weight difference? Do you think the added weight is worth the nicer driving environment?

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Im at a bind in picking my options.. I want the nice interior trim but worried about how much weight it would add vs a base GT. What about brembo vs non brembo package, whats the weight difference? Do you think the added weight is worth the nicer driving environment?
yes, get the premium....very much worth it..

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Im at a bind in picking my options.. I want the nice interior trim but worried about how much weight it would add vs a base GT. What about brembo vs non brembo package, whats the weight difference? Do you think the added weight is worth the nicer driving environment?
Why the concern about weight?

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Im at a bind in picking my options.. I want the nice interior trim but worried about how much weight it would add vs a base GT. What about brembo vs non brembo package, whats the weight difference? Do you think the added weight is worth the nicer driving environment?
The extra weight will be minimal when you consider how much the car already weighs and how much power it makes. I have the 401A package, and I dont regret it at all.

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Why the concern about weight?
I would say there is probably a 10 pound difference between the two. Honestly it shouldn't make a difference at the track of more than ,01 at the most for the weight difference between the two. Surely if you want to get the fastest time out of it, there are better ways to make the car lighter.. All will make your car less and less fun or more painful if you were to use it as a daily driver.. My opinion is lose 10 pounds yourself at the gym so you don't feel guilty about getting the premium and losing .01 seconds while at the strip..
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Remove front & rear seats & replace with 1 low profile beach chair. Avoid heavy metal.bolt fasteners & only use velcro. Weight loss should save .001 tenths on the track. Also go on a 7 day fast (water only) prior to race. Celebrate with 1beer after.

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Your excess weight is mostly in the power seats and if you opt for the glass roof. You can go all out and remove all the sound deadening material. I'm Sure there is a ton in these cars.

The extra's the come with the 401A package, you wont notice a difference due to the few extra pounds.

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It addes about 9,000lbs..... Of "COOL" THAT IS.....

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Weight saves time lol

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Remove front & rear seats & replace with 1 low profile beach chair. Avoid heavy metal.bolt fasteners & only use velcro. Weight loss should save .001 tenths on the track. Also go on a 7 day fast (water only) prior to race. Celebrate with 1beer after.

Good advice I replaced the velcro with packing tape! Picked up a 1000th lol
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Im at a bind in picking my options.. I want the nice interior trim but worried about how much weight it would add vs a base GT. What about brembo vs non brembo package, whats the weight difference? Do you think the added weight is worth the nicer driving environment?
Did you get lost while looking for the Lotus Elise forum?

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If you're worried about the weight just get the premium go to autozone and get some adhesive air vents and put them on the hood it'll make up for the weight ;-). Just poking fun. I am thinking there wouldn't be a noticeable or substantial difference.

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I used duct tape for my weight savings! It's good in the rain and you don't have to worry about getting in and out anymore. As a matter of fact I'm typing this from inside my car right now! I love it so much I had them remove the doors and use duct tape but there's the little issue of getting in and out. Oh well. Day three and it's starting to smell a little funny in here.....

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Sorry, if you aren't concerned about weight, you aren't concerned about performance. While the package may or may not add any significant weight, the OP is at least smart enough to ask before buying.
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Sorry, if you aren't concerned about weight, you aren't concerned about performance. While the package may or may not add any significant weight, the OP is at least smart enough to ask before buying.

Yes but he also asked about "the nicer driving enviromnet"

Ok lets do this old school home ecnomics style...the same teacher who taught me to check the weight and price of the bulk size (of non-parishables) and compare it to the weight and price of the smaller size and then determine the cost for unit and buy which ever has the over all cheapset cost per unit.

Ok here we go..

With the premium and 401A you get an interior that moves the mustang from late 90s era mustang to late 2000s era luxury... its 300% better while probably giving up .02% performance.

300% improvement in one area for a .02% performance loss in another...

Hmm.....

I wonder what the old Home Ec teacher would say about that choice???

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Yes but he also asked about "the nicer driving enviromnet"

Ok lets do this old school home ecnomics style...the same teacher who taught me to check the weight and price of the bulk size (of non-parishables) and compare it to the weight and price of the smaller size and then determine the cost for unit and buy which ever has the over all cheapset cost per unit.

Ok here we go..

With the premium and 401A you get an interior that moves the mustang from late 90s era mustang to late 2000s era luxury... its 300% better while probably giving up .02% performance.

300% improvement in one area for a .02% performance loss in another...

Hmm.....

I wonder what the old Home Ec teacher would say about that choice???

He doesn't know the weight, so he can't figure the ".02% performance loss". I've seen lux packages that added more than 150 Lbs and some that added far less. Since he doesn't know, he simply was trying to find out if the extra weight and cost were worth it to him. If there were no market for the GT w/o the extras, Ford wouldn't try to sell it that way. What he got was a bunch of smarmy answers from people who obviously bought the upgrade w/o knowing the weight themselves. I'd have to say he isn't the dummy here, just uneducated.

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