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Old 02-24-2009, 11:40 AM   #1
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How light can you get an SVX? How much money can you get from parting a decent one out? I ask all this, because I may have found a good running SVX for under $2k (I know about the transmission, brakes, and wheel bearings). Now the plan for this car is to strip it, and don't mean that lightly. All that would be gone would be the entire interior (sans drivers seat, steering wheel and shifter), doors, hood, trunk/hatch, front fenders, bumper covers, bumpers, exhaust, ps pump, engine cover, windows, windshield, and all lenses. I know that there's a regularly stripped SVX around that's down to 2750lbs, but that's just way too heavy for me. So... what do you think I could get the weight down to, and how much do you think I could get out of the parts listed?
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:40 PM   #2
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i love the svx, buddy of mine has a 5spd one its a sweet ride with coils n exhaust. hit up the svx forums

www.subaru-svx.net
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:01 PM   #3
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i love the svx, buddy of mine has a 5spd one its a sweet ride with coils n exhaust. hit up the svx forums

www.subaru-svx.net
Wow, that forum sucks ass. You can't post anywhere.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:06 PM   #4
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i love the svx, buddy of mine has a 5spd one its a sweet ride with coils n exhaust. hit up the svx forums

www.subaru-svx.net
The SVX came in an auto only...did he do a 5 speed swap?
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:24 PM   #5
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The SVX came in an auto only...did he do a 5 speed swap?
Most common is the 5spd from the Forester, if I remember correctly. So... I think I could get this SVX down to around 2500lbs, which should put me close to STi territory.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:46 PM   #6
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Carbon fiber and aluminum?

Get some racing seats and maybe take out the AC and some Gram Lights.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:38 PM   #7
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Carbon fiber and aluminum?

Get some racing seats and maybe take out the AC and some Gram Lights.
Carbon fiber and aluminum weigh more than nothing.
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:14 AM   #8
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^^^

You can only take out so much weight. Passed that you have to replace things with lighter things. Weight reduction is generally very expensive once you get to that point. However a lot the time you can replace something with something better for performance, like sways and exhaust...
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:05 PM   #9
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You can only take out so much weight. Passed that you have to replace things with lighter things. Weight reduction is generally very expensive once you get to that point. However a lot the time you can replace something with something better for performance, like sways and exhaust...
Aftermarket exhaust? Why? No exhaust is much lighter.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:08 PM   #10
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aftermarket exhaust is WAY lighter than the stock garbage

especially if u wanna ball out with a titanium joint
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:04 PM   #11
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Aftermarket exhaust? Why? No exhaust is much lighter.
Hmmm... what are you doing with this car?

if you have a car left after the "weight loss"
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:19 PM   #12
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+1 for "What are you doing with this car?"
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:25 PM   #13
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so you have no interior, no doors, trunk, hood,exhaust? +2 for "What are you doing with this car"?

And unsprung weight is the killer, take the brakes off, i mean crap you've taken everything else
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:17 PM   #14
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This is mainly an experiment. I want to see how much weight I can take off and how it effects acceleration and possibly even handling. I might get into aftermarket suspension work. Idk yet. With no fenders, some mighty big meats could be stuck under it. :P
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:24 PM   #15
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Most common is the 5spd from the Forester, if I remember correctly. So... I think I could get this SVX down to around 2500lbs, which should put me close to STi territory.
Incorrect, STi's are over 3,000 pounds.

A 1.8 Impreza L MIGHT be 2500. You may want to check some more facts before you destroy a beautiful machine.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:24 PM   #16
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destroy a beautiful machine.

Oh, man

Oh wait, you're serious?
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:09 PM   #17
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Aftermarket exhaust? Why? No exhaust is much lighter.
I don't know my friend, titanium is expensive, but stainless steel is lighter.

My fart can and borlas sure are lighter than my stocker.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:33 PM   #18
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Incorrect, STi's are over 3,000 pounds.

A 1.8 Impreza L MIGHT be 2500. You may want to check some more facts before you destroy a beautiful machine.
*sigh* power:weight, young davewalker.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:35 PM   #19
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I don't know my friend, titanium is expensive, but stainless steel is lighter.

My fart can and borlas sure are lighter than my stocker.
Are you high, or do you just really like to ramble?
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:49 AM   #20
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This thread has potential.















No. Not really. Carry on.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:07 PM   #21
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I don't know my friend, titanium is expensive, but stainless steel is lighter.

My fart can and borlas sure are lighter than my stocker.
Titanium and stainless are lighter than stock.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:18 PM   #22
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Why don't you find another car to do this to before I see another SVX being parted out because you failed at this "experiment". You won't get it that light, as on the other forum you were told, unless you want a death trap.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:26 PM   #23
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plus 11billion for not destroying a svx
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:51 PM   #24
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As I said on the forum that "sucks @$$"... Remove the driver seat, install milk crate, sit on milk crate.... Oh, and don't forget to remove the seatbelts too as there is now no dangerous windshield in front of you to hit your head on in the event of an accident...
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:59 PM   #25
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the forum that "sucks @$$"...
http://www.subaru-svx.net/forum/showthread.php?t=49260



I just wanted to post here.
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