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Old 04-26-2008, 11:38 AM   #1
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I R CRZY?
Momma always said them SVX's weres kinda on the portly side. How light you think i can get one of these suckers?
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:41 AM   #2
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Do you want to maintain street legal or not give an F like above? Do you want to be safe at all? Are you going to drive naked to save weight? What's your goal here?
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:43 AM   #3
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making an SVX light enough to be a realistic racetrack performer would be awesome, but would be really challenging. a lot of the weight would be easy to remove.. it's sound-deadening, padding automatic seatbelts, air conditioning and woodgrain trim.

but a lot of the weight is stuff like glass, a 3.3 liter six-cylinder, a bigass automatic transmission and two sets of drive axles..

i think it's possible, but i think a better idea would be to shoehorn the 3.3 into an Impreza Brighton, hook it up to a WRX 5-speed and make it RWD
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:44 AM   #4
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why is that man racing on a spare tire?
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:46 AM   #5
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why is that man racing on a spare tire?
its fwd. rear tires are pointless on fwd. :P
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:46 AM   #6
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lowest possible rotational mass really funny article from Sport Compact Car i think..
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:00 PM   #7
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making an SVX light enough to be a realistic racetrack performer would be awesome, but would be really challenging. a lot of the weight would be easy to remove.. it's sound-deadening, padding automatic seatbelts, air conditioning and woodgrain trim.

but a lot of the weight is stuff like glass, a 3.3 liter six-cylinder, a bigass automatic transmission and two sets of drive axles..

i think it's possible, but i think a better idea would be to shoehorn the 3.3 into an Impreza Brighton, hook it up to a WRX 5-speed and make it RWD
id be happy with the thing being in the mid 14's, but theres a chance i could get it into the 13's with enough stupidity. i mean, that sentra went from a 16.3 to a 14.3. hell, if i could an svx down to 13.9, thatd be as fast or faster than any other svx i know of. :P
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:01 PM   #8
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lowest possible rotational mass really funny article from Sport Compact Car i think..
hahaha, bingo.
heres the original with all pics intact: http://www.daleholley.com/nissan.htm
really goes to show you the potential of weight reduction.
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:03 PM   #9
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id be happy with the thing being in the mid 14's, but theres a chance i could get it into the 13's with enough stupidity. i mean, that sentra went from a 16.3 to a 14.3. hell, if i could an svx down to 13.9, thatd be as fast or faster than any other svx i know of. :P
well adding nitrous is an easy way to negate weight but i dunno, something about turning a heavy, long-distance luxo-cruiser into a drag car just seems like more work than it's worth..
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:08 PM   #10
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well adding nitrous is an easy way to negate weight but i dunno, something about turning a heavy, long-distance luxo-cruiser into a drag car just seems like more work than it's worth..
its that kind of unconventional thinking thats driving me. but yeah, a 2500lb (at most) svx with a 50 shot sounds kinda nice.
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Replacing the glass with lexan (or whatever) should help
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:12 PM   #12
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well if it's just gonna be a drag car, you don't need torsional rigidty, so you can pull all the glass and hell, the roof while you're at it.



i guess i see what those guys at SCC were thinking
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:12 PM   #13
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Replacing the glass with lexan (or whatever) should help
replacing either with a helmet should help even more. :P
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with uni-body construction, I'm supprised that you can even do that.
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you will not run 13.9 without cutting off the whole roof and taking everything non-metal out.

i like the 3.3l in the RWD brighton idea a **** of a lot more.
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Nitrous powered unicycle.
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Really cool picture! Why does the rear tire look like a donut?
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Really cool picture! Why does the rear tire look like a donut?
Picture's of a Sentra and answer is in post 8. Clicky.
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Really cool picture! Why does the rear tire look like a donut?
that's the only fault you found?
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i like the 3.3l in the RWD brighton idea a **** of a lot more.
do you think im rich? i cant afford exotics like that.
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**** that... leave it heavy... drop an H6 turbo diesel in that bitch
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Hocrest & benebob on the svx network got their svx racer down to 2750 with the AT still in it. They have since put in 5spd. Not sure what it weighs now.
http://www.subaru-svx.net/forum/showthread.php?t=38068
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The SVX isn't really all that heavy.

An STI is 3200 lbs... the SVX is 3700 lbs, but has power leather seats, tons more trim, alcantera dash panels, and 9 friggen windows that the STI doesn't have. The 4EAT in the SVX weighs almost exactly the same as the STI's 6MT, and the EG33 is only a little heavier than the EJ257 with it's additional crap like the up/down pipes, turbo, and intercooler.

IMO, if you properly prepped an SVX (ditched the interior, lexan windows, fiberglass fenders/bumpers/hood/trunk, remove A/C & heater, etc) you could get the car around 2500-2800 lbs wet even with a cage. Plus you'd have way better aerodynamics compared to an Impreza.
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