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Old 10-08-2004, 07:01 PM   #276
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For the side impact sensor on the b pillar , would the front air bags still work if I remove the sensors? Is there some resistor mod or something?
holy crap for the love of god don't start messin' around with your airbags people!!!!
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Old 10-08-2004, 07:23 PM   #277
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Why not just increase the power slightly rather than ripping all that crap off?
Because more power doesn't help you brake or handle better.

Please read through the thread before making judgement or smartass comments like going to the gym or drive naked... seems to be about one of these everytime the thread is brought back from the dead.
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Old 10-08-2004, 09:14 PM   #278
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Maybe we should put all the lame remarks in one post and have people check it first, if it's not in there then by all means post your lame remark and we'll then add it to the others lame remarks.

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Old 10-11-2004, 12:36 AM   #279
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I'm off to start a "lame remarks regarding weight reduction" thread.
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Old 10-11-2004, 12:58 AM   #280
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WEIGHT-SAVING MODS
  • Maremont Prototype 3" Stainless Steel Cat-Back DONE (Replacement coming soon. Better welds, better fitment, titanium muffler (<6 lbs, I think) rather than stainless.
  • Spare Tire - DONE
  • Jack & Jacking Hardware - DONE
  • Trunk Liner - DONE
  • Under Hood Padding - DONE
  • Intake Silencer - DONE
  • Heat Shield Over Muffler - DONE
  • Plastic Seat Rail Covers - DONE
  • Cover to turbo boost controller - 10/11/2004DONE
  • DRL Module - DONE 10/11/2004
  • Extraneous Radio Channels - DONE
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Old 10-11-2004, 02:05 AM   #281
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Extraneous Radio Channels???
Note to self: Stop listening to heavy metal. Listen to light rock instead.
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Old 10-11-2004, 09:37 AM   #282
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I have an 04 STI.
It has a 10 point roll cage since its used for road racing.
My car with the roll cage front seats weighs 3,245
But the rules say that I can go to 3,090
I was thinking of AC,Race seats,Remove subframe(chang it for a cusco lower arm bar) Remove airbags, replace steering wheel with a sparco racing one, replace bumepr beam with a JDM,replace batery with a Brail one.

How much weight would I loose with those mods?
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Old 10-11-2004, 12:11 PM   #283
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Subframe is ~ 25 lbs w/ hardware, jdm vs oem bumper beam = ~ 15 lbs savings, Lightweight battery close to 20 lbs- not sure w/ the other ones

check out oakos.om site- they might have the AC and oem seat info
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:52 AM   #284
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Do you have any idea how much your roll cage weighs? That would be some useful info for this thread. Thanks.
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Old 10-12-2004, 04:42 PM   #285
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Best I could come up with (sorry I didn't read the whole thread) was what I have done so far:

- braille 11.5 lbs. battery
- cf hood (yea I know wrx one is already light)
- cf trunk
- the usual stuff (spare tire, jack, etc.)
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Old 10-15-2004, 10:58 AM   #286
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Can anyone link to some good info on properly relocating the battery? I was thinking under the assistant seat, behind the assistant seat, or in the forward section of the trunk, against the back seat and right-rear strut tower. Opinions, pictures?
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Old 10-15-2004, 11:15 AM   #287
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Can anyone link to some good info on properly relocating the battery? I was thinking under the assistant seat, behind the assistant seat, or in the forward section of the trunk, against the back seat and right-rear strut tower. Opinions, pictures?
Like mine




The battery....http://www.batterymart.com/pdf_files/odyssey_guide.pdf
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Old 10-15-2004, 06:44 PM   #288
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Has anyone weighted the different available headlights and taillights to see which ones are the lightest?
Would FRP body parts be lighter than ABS plastic ones?
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Old 10-15-2004, 07:41 PM   #289
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Has anyone weighted the different available headlights and taillights to see which ones are the lightest?
Would FRP body parts be lighter than ABS plastic ones?
My 02 style morette's were lighter than the oem ones, not by a lot, but were lighter.

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Old 10-15-2004, 10:23 PM   #290
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My 02 style morette's were lighter than the oem ones, not by a lot, but were lighter.

Big Sky
That's a good deal, considering it also deletes the 2 grille pieces. (hey, weight is weight)
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Old 10-15-2004, 10:33 PM   #291
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Yeah but they probably hurt the cd a little due to their shape vs the oem ones
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Old 10-19-2004, 01:22 PM   #292
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My car is much lighter, removed the following: Front Seats
Rear seats
all seat belt assemblies
everything in the trunk
the STi wing (28lbs!)
battery
stearing wheel
airbags and airbag electronics
rear deck plate
wheels+tires
stock headers and exhaust

added the following:
roll cage
lightwieght sparco seats
5 point harness's
lightwieght battery
sparco steering wheel
volks and RA1's
aluminum rear deck lid and back seat wall
stainless headers + uppie + TBE
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:07 PM   #293
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I see the new rev e spec C now comes w a aluminum trunk- anybody inquire on those? Got a wagon now so it does me no good, but I looked like crazy when I had my sedan- to no avail, but this is a new develpoment. Might be tough to get though.
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:26 PM   #294
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Is that some kind of "automatic disconnect on impact" battery mount? It looks like the battery would slide out from under the seat and unplug. Do you unplug it when the car sits for a long time? Have you considered a circuit breaker or key-type battery switch like the rally cars use?

That's the same battery that I have, by the way (MJ model). Excellent choice. I also have an aluminum battery mount for it that I bought online, but I can't figure out the best way to mount it. I REALLY don't want to drill holes in the floorpan.
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:31 PM   #295
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I see the new rev e spec C now comes w a aluminum trunk- anybody inquire on those? Got a wagon now so it does me no good, but I looked like crazy when I had my sedan- to no avail, but this is a new develpoment. Might be tough to get though.
Good. The stock trunk is beastly heavy. I took the torsion rods out and it is almost dangerous now. That thing SLAMS shut. It felt SO light with the springs that I wasn't worried about taking them out. Think long and hard about that mod.
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:41 PM   #296
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How much do the Spec C Aluminum trunk weighs..? and the stock trunk? and CF trunk? thanks. =)
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Old 10-19-2004, 05:17 PM   #297
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I know that the CF trunk is only 1.5 pounds lighter than the stock wingless trunk lid.

I forget what brand CF trunk it was, but it had a CF outer shell and FG innershell support.

BTW - Odyssey Dry Cell Bats kick A$$! - they only weigh in at 14 lbs!
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:48 AM   #298
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I don't get the lightweight bumper beams either. again, it's a safety issue.
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:58 PM   #299
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BTW - Odyssey Dry Cell Bats kick A$$! - they only weigh in at 14 lbs!
Brille lightweight battery only weighs 11.5lbs.. and there's many other brands that offers light weight battery in the 12lbs range.
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Old 10-20-2004, 03:32 PM   #300
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Is that some kind of "automatic disconnect on impact" battery mount? It looks like the battery would slide out from under the seat and unplug. Do you unplug it when the car sits for a long time? Have you considered a circuit breaker or key-type battery switch like the rally cars use?

That's the same battery that I have, by the way (MJ model). Excellent choice. I also have an aluminum battery mount for it that I bought online, but I can't figure out the best way to mount it. I REALLY don't want to drill holes in the floorpan.

That plug is just so that the battery can be disco'd and removed quickly/easily....MUCH harder to steal the car that way It's just a plug like is used on golf carts to charge them.....and the 'box' is a lunch box that I bought at wallyworld...has a nice handle and zipps up.....
The battery CAN NOT be removed from under the seat if the seat is all the way back and the battery was pushed in under the seat before the seat was slid back.....the only way would be if the seat was ripped out, somehow.
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