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Old 11-15-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default Lightest weight for Version 6 2.5rs?

Has anyone weighed 2.5rs after stripping it for track use? I'm looking to build a fun track day car as my next project, and I'm trying to see how light I could get the 2.5rs with the interior completely stripped and caged.

If I can get it below the 2300-2400lb range I'll probably go with it. If not I'll continue to build my Miata or sell it to pick up a kit car.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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Ask PatrickL, his 2.5RS is getting pretty light.

It all depends on how far you are willing to go. My '96 GM chassis with an EJ205 is 2008 lbs right now, no cage, but a cage will not be 300 lbs.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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My friends' 2000 RS was right around 2500 lbs wet, but he still had more options to lighten it.

I agree with speedyham, just depends on how far you want to take it...I put mine on a diet and you couldn't really visually notice at all from stock and I took 146 lbs out of it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:50 PM   #4
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If you aren't adding weight through trans/engine/other mods then yes, it's possible if you strip it pretty far. Mine is under 2,700 lbs with most of the interior left and no cutting/cage.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:59 PM   #5
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My plan is to strip the interior down to just the essentials. The other option I'm looking into is a Seven replica, so comparatively the doors and a roof on the Subaru will be luxury items.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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"Essentials" is a relative term.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:51 PM   #7
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My plan is to strip the interior down to just the essentials. The other option I'm looking into is a Seven replica, so comparatively the doors and a roof on the Subaru will be luxury items.
Forget the Suby and get the Seven!

I love those cars. Just be prepared to spend a bunch, put a strong engine in it and turbo/ supercharge it!

A seven is much more fun than any Suby I've ever driven. It's actually more fun than any "car" I've driven. The Formula 500, F125kart, and FSAE cars aren't really "cars" after all.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:14 PM   #8
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My next location will probably have a lot to do with the decision. If I'm somewhere warm the Seven will be great. However, if I'm up north I can see a windshield being a good thing.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:02 PM   #9
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Forget the Suby and get the Seven!

I love those cars. Just be prepared to spend a bunch, put a strong engine in it and turbo/ supercharge it!

A seven is much more fun than any Suby I've ever driven. It's actually more fun than any "car" I've driven. The Formula 500, F125kart, and FSAE cars aren't really "cars" after all.
Fun is extremely relative and subjective. I would suggest you spend more time finding and driving fun cars, including fun Subies.
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