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I was wondering if there were ways to drop some weight off the piggish 5.0 'Vert... I'v heard of taking the top motor out, what else is there that wont affect structeral integrity.:bigthumbsup
 
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If you want weight reduction ideas...

Front sway bar: 21 lbs
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

Every hundred pounds is 1/10 or a second in the quarter - roughly one car length). It takes 10 horses to undercome every hundred pounds. You do the math. It is always cheaper for the car to diet than for you to add horses.
 

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Dam good post!!
 

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Looks familiar...
 
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Looks familiar...
it probally does i just had it stored in the computer

without a link from where it came ....i was just providing info that was requested...

sorry if it was posted under the impression i'm that smart.....I'm not :)

so to the real you are the smart one......:bigthumbsup

hope the info helped....certainly has helped me
 
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