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For people who are interested in weight-reduction ideas for thier vehicle but don't want to "sift" through absolutely EVERYTHING out there (which I "sortof" did but don't hold me responsible for finding them all), below are some threads/posts from the various AFM forums.

Bon apettite.



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.


http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/5-0l-tech/114563-1989-mustang-gt-convertible-diet.html#post992870

http://forums.corral.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44422

http://forums.corral.net/forums/showthread.php?t=660756

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/2005-talk/100580-weight-versus-horsepower-what-formula.html


BMR weight reduction info: http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/2005-talk/99238-suggestions-cai-tune-kit-2008-a.html#post853908

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/v6-talk/89486-what-all-possible-weight-reduction.html

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/4-6l-talk/89005-how-remove-front-bumper-support.html

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/4-6l-tech/88417-quick-should-i-surface-flywheel.html

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/2005-mustang-gt-tech/83219-how-does-panhard-rod-work.html#post703037

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/2005-mustang-gt-tech/82817-aftermarket-driveshaft-steel-vs-aluminum-2.html#post700727

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/v6-talk/78878-2004-mustang-v6-racing-seats.html#post662470

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/4-6l-tech/78720-k-guys-here-we-go-4.html#post662055

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/2-3l-talk/77631-weight-reduction-will-removing-my.html

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/v6-talk/73594-how-to-get-in-11s-3.html#post602398

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/2-3l-talk/73650-mustang-rear-seat-delete-kit.html

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/2005-mustang-gt-tech/71737-the-new-driveshaft-has-arrived-3.html#post585152

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/5-0l-tech/69843-need-advise-weight-reduction-my.html

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/2005-talk/69136-best-way-strip-gt-weight.html

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/94-95-tech/66908-weight-reduction-question.html

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/2005-mustang-gt-tech/63833-1-piece-driveshaft-tune-2.html#post497163
 

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i thought the stock hood was fiber glass?

yeah good post but I think the numbers are wrong sorry the rear seats in the 05+ weight next to nothing any many people keep them in
 

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yeah i took them out they weigh like 10 lbs
 

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Yea I leave the back seats in now ,I took them out once not a lot of weight there.
 

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i thought the stock hood was fiber glass?

yeah good post but I think the numbers are wrong sorry the rear seats in the 05+ weight next to nothing any many people keep them in
The stock hood is aluminum.
 

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I never considered the spare/jack weighing 42lbs. Looks like its coming out, no need for it anyway.
 

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if 10lbs is a lot then i better get on a diet!
 

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I never considered the spare/jack weighing 42lbs. Looks like its coming out, no need for it anyway.
While I agree that less weight is better, that extra 42 lbs. over the rear wheels isn't always a bad thing, especially on a traction challenged car. Better to start removing weight from the front and work your way back to gain more weight transfer.
 

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The stock hood is aluminum.
My HOOD, 2006 Mustang GT, is DEFINITELY FIBERGLASS.

My aftermarket carbonfiber hood weighs more than the stock because there is more material being used on the carbofiber one overall.
 

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I wonder what replacing the doors or trunk lid with carbonfiber ones would change as far as weight :scratchchin
 

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My HOOD, 2006 Mustang GT, is DEFINITELY FIBERGLASS.

My aftermarket carbonfiber hood weighs more than the stock because there is more material being used on the carbofiber one overall.
Did you buy yours New???
 
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