Originally posted by Corn-Picker
The A/C saps a little power all of the time because you're still spinning a pulley. If you were to remove the compressor and all of the associated plumbing I would expect to see over 50 pounds saved. Add a new (usually much lighter) aftermarket exhaust, take out the spare tire and jack, remove a few other things and maybe you can't get the portly STi below 3000 pounds
Sure, I understand that aspect. More power to the people that want to go this route. I think i'll be happy with the stock weight, and the stock power will be more than adequate for me.