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Old 04-23-2010, 03:49 PM   #676
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Muuuhaha

This days I am at around 2840lbs
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Old 04-23-2010, 04:49 PM   #677
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I took the oem manifolds and ground off all the tabs used to mount heat shields. Some of them are thin and not much mass, others are about 3/4" diameter at the end flaring out to over an inch and about 2 inches long.
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:16 PM   #678
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Lost a bit more.


Took the transmission vibration damper off. 1 3/16 lbs.


Because my Green Brackets of Death are long gone having the mounting tab on the upper coolant tank bugged me. So..


It's 2 pounds even (empty) and without the cap.


Cup-o-Coolant


In process.


****. All that effort and only lost 3/16 lbs.
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:18 PM   #679
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These hoses had some slack in them that could be removed.


Extra upper coolant tank hose slack removed. And one plastic coupler. 2/16 lbs.


Realized this this part of the right front fender liners was still on. With out the Rail Horns it was just flapping 'round. Surprisingly heavy at 3/16 lbs.


Rear cross member vibration dampers were next.


A little hard to get a socket in there with it still on the car.


1 11/16 lbs. WOW.


And last in my weight loss adventure the front cross member jacking plate. 1 1/16 lbs. I recall that someone else took this off their car and said it weighed 5 lbs. **** if I didn't use a scale everything that came off would weigh at least 5 lbs.

All together that's 4 7/16 lbs (4.4375) removed.

Which means my curb weight (full of fuel) is down to 2986.7875. Dry weight would be: 2888.1875

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Old 04-23-2010, 10:54 PM   #680
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i took the sound denting material out under my carpet, removed my carpet, took back seat out, all the spare tire and jack and all that jazz, cover over spare tire, middle seat belt & buckle. handles better.. gonna remove the sound denting material under the door sills, look into a lightweight battery, and carbon fiber hood & trunk. and then see what all else I can do. i got catless up & downpipes, catback exhaust, intake silencer delete.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:44 AM   #681
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tar and sound deadening material comes out to almost 30 pounds in the 02's and i would assume the later years are about the same
My legacy bg 30+lbs came out !
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:09 PM   #682
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ripped out the power steering, AC, cruise control, ABS, back seat, sound deadening material/tar, spare tire, almost all of the plastic covers on and around the motor......

sold the heavy rs hood and got a wrx one for cheap (somewhat lighter and i get the cool factor with a functional hoodscoop), lightweight flywheel, lightweight pulleys...

cant tell how much poundage has been ripped out because i can always find something else to remove.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:21 PM   #683
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I just read through this whole thing and I'd like to comment on a few things:

1. The STI does not have any sound deadening tar on the inside of the vehicle - something to consider if you were worried about removing yours.

2. The front bumper beam is not needed to support the bumper, at least on 06-07 models (I can't say for certain on other years). I just installed the 06-07 jdm front bumper beam with the foam energy absorber and it doesn't touch the inside of the bumper whatsoever when installed.

3. Although expensive nobody has mentioned getting a carbon fiber roof. AMS has one for $1300 that shaves 16lbs. off the very top of the car.

4. Switching to an oil cooled only turbo will allow you to delete the upper coolant tank.

4. To the dude who got the floor mounted tilton pedals: I realize you posted many years ago but holy **** that's awesome. How much was that setup? Pics?

Edit: Bozz speed makes a lightweight replacement floor bar for the piece that goes under the rear seat. Japanparts.com sells it for $205 but unfortunately no details are listed, and the bozz website is all in Japanese.

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Old 04-25-2010, 05:37 PM   #684
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youve probably already saw this thread but it is the bible of weight loss.
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-membe...bs-2598-a.html
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:31 AM   #685
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I just read through this whole thing and I'd like to comment on a few things:

1. The STI does not have any sound deadening tar on the inside of the vehicle - something to consider if you were worried about removing yours.

2. The front bumper beam is not needed to support the bumper, at least on 06-07 models (I can't say for certain on other years). I just installed the 06-07 jdm front bumper beam with the foam energy absorber and it doesn't touch the inside of the bumper whatsoever when installed.

3. Although expensive nobody has mentioned getting a carbon fiber roof. AMS has one for $1300 that shaves 16lbs. off the very top of the car.

4. Switching to an oil cooled only turbo will allow you to delete the upper coolant tank.

4. To the dude who got the floor mounted tilton pedals: I realize you posted many years ago but holy **** that's awesome. How much was that setup? Pics?

Edit: Bozz speed makes a lightweight replacement floor bar for the piece that goes under the rear seat. Japanparts.com sells it for $205 but unfortunately no details are listed, and the bozz website is all in Japanese.
What would I need to do to go oil cooled on my car? (09 STI)
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:52 PM   #686
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What would I need to do to go oil cooled on my car? (09 STI)
Unfortunately I don't have all the details but you'd likely need an oil cooled only turbo, and you'd also need to relocate some coolant lines. (You can run only oil through an oil AND water cooled turbo but it's not recommended.)

Here's a diagram for a Suby cooling system without the upper coolant tank (I'm not sure what year/model this is from):

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Old 04-26-2010, 08:05 PM   #687
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Hmm, interesting. Thanks
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:08 PM   #688
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There's weight reduction, and then there's ultimate weight reduction.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1962419
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1962428
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:47 PM   #689
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Did a bit more:


Since I removed the cruise control I no longer needed the extra throttle cable mount.


So I ground the extra off. Lost 1/16 pound


Haven't used the rear wiper in years. The wiper blade was missing the squeegee edge even. Lets over-estimate and call this 2 13/16 lbs.


Throttle cable support. Replaced with a ziptie (to the oil filler neck). Under-estimate to 1/16 lbs


Relocated two electrical ground wire points from the intake manifold to existing bolts on the upper coolant tank and intercooler support arm, allowing me to remove two bolts and lose 1/16 lbs.

That's another 3 pounds (even) removed.

Which means my curb weight (full of fuel) is down to 2983.7875. Dry weight would be: 2885.1875
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:16 AM   #690
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Muuuhaha

This days I am at around 2840lbs
and if you got lighter wheels youd be at 2820. and thats being conservative. get some kosei k1's and youd be at 2800 with the right tires.

AND thats rotating mass, lost weight where it counts!

not to mention the 20 lbs of sideskirt, spats, lip, and aeroguard
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:22 PM   #691
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Bit the bullet and decided to take the sound deadening out of the car. That was a job and all those factory zipties under the dash went slasher movie on my skin.


You can't really get it all out unless you take the dash and HVAC out.


I took the dash out but left the HVAC in. Too many connections to remove, and it didn't want to risk damaging the refrigerant lines. No AC in the desert is bad times.


I estimate that there's about 14/16 lbs of padding still behind my HVAC.


And about 3/16 lbs of the sound deadening tar on the top of the transmission tunnel, under the HVAC.


Overall I removed:
24.0 lbs of sound padding,
8.6 lbs of sound deadening tar,
1.6 lbs of carpet padding, and
0.1 lbs of all of the above but in dust form. This is an estimate. If you've ever tried to take it all out you know that some of it breaks up into tiny little bits of sound deadening or padding "dust". You just end up vacuuming it out.

So the grand total ended up weighing 34.3 lbs. Sweet Neil deGrasse Tyson, that's a lot of mass removed!

If I was able to get the stuff blocked by the HVAC it would have ended up weighing ~35.4 lbs

I didn't get a picture of them but with the carpet up and out I found 0.25 lbs of coins, toys, cheerioes, and other detritus/debris

Current Mass of my Subaru
2949.2375 lbs: curb weight (full of fuel), or
2850.6375 lbs: dry weight (no fuel)
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:34 PM   #692
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All these... and to gain them back, it takes just 1 friend to sit next to you on a track day.........
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:41 PM   #693
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More mass removed:


Heating duct tunnels for rear of cabin. 1 5/16 lbs.


Cargo tie down anchors from rear hatch area. 2/16 lbs


Cruise Control Brain 4/16 lbs. CC hardware removed months back.


Child seat anchor, left side. 5/16 lbs. The right side remains in the car; I still use it.


Rear wiper control brain. 3/16 lbs.


Child seats 21.4 lbs

Total mass removed: 23.5875 lbs.

Current Mass of my Subaru
2925.6500 lbs: curb weight (full of fuel), or
2827.0500 lbs: dry weight (no fuel)
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:43 PM   #694
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Yeah, but you're still lighter compared to what it could be: stock weight + driver + passenger= a lot heavier
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:52 PM   #695
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Yeah, but you're still lighter compared to what it could be: stock weight + driver + passenger= a lot heavier
Thanks for backing me on this.
I've, thus far, removed 239.4 lbs from my car. Which means on the fabled "track day" I could run me and two passengers and still be lighter than Mr. Nay-sayer with his one passenger.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:37 PM   #696
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jesus....

some of you idiots need to have your brains removed and recycled
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:45 PM   #697
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good work to dig this back up

I had my ride on 4 scales i got it down to 3012 forget how much gas

btw 68cadillac what model car do you drive
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:06 PM   #698
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My car should be around 3120 with the back seats and a full tank. Around 2970 lbs without the backs seats and the gas tank empty. Back seats weigh around 40 lbs.

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Old 05-12-2010, 06:51 PM   #699
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68cadillac what model car do you drive
I drive a 1968 Cadillac Coupe deVille @ ~6000 lbs with all 4 ashtrays,





and... a 2004 WRX Wagon (USDM) which rolled off the ship at 3165 lbs (curb weight). Currently my roller-skate weighs in at 2925.6500 lbs curb (full of fuel).


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some of you idiots need to have your brains removed and recycled
They read my trollin'; they hatin'.
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Relocated my MP3 player to avoid have the 2/16 lb bracket in. Two reasons. 1. weight loss 2. passengers would bump their knee on the player. So out it came.



From left to right, top to bottom
Extra hanger welded to left side frame rail just left of the muffler stock location. 6/16 lbs.
Extra chassis sheet metal just rear of muffler stock location. 5/16 lbs.
Tabs for OEM muffler heat shield. 3/16 lbs.
Rear bumper impact foam. 1 5/16 lbs.



Metal bar for license plate. plate attached differently.
I got hacky wacky and shaved the bottom lip off the rear bumper cover.
Both together weighed 9/16 lbs.


Cosmetic Covers for Tail lights. 9/16 lbs altogether.

Mass removed this session: 3.4375 lbs ( 3 7/16 )

Current Mass of my Subaru
2922.2125 lbs: curb weight (full of fuel), or
2824.6125 lbs: dry weight (no fuel)

Total mass removed: 242.7875 lbs or ~110.13 kg

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