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Old 10-20-2004, 04:45 PM   #301
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Brille lightweight battery only weighs 11.5lbs.. and there's many other brands that offers light weight battery in the 12lbs range.

The non-MJ...no metal jacket version of the PC680....weighs 2 pounds less and has a lower MAX service temperature rating.

I researched these types of batteries at great length and the Braille does not seem to have the documentation of the Odyssey...that I can find, anyway.....

I fail to see what a pound or 2 will matter, anyway.....going to this length and NOT relocating the battery would be a pointless exercise to me....that is why I put mine under the seat.
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Old 10-20-2004, 05:29 PM   #302
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heh, I'd relocate mine to the trunk probably.

I dunno much about batteries, but it seems like most ppl use Odyssey more than Brille~
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:18 PM   #303
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heh, I'd relocate mine to the trunk probably.

I dunno much about batteries, but it seems like most ppl use Odyssey more than Brille~
Dont forget to check the rule books!

In some rule books, a relo bat requires an external cut-off switch. So dont fail tech because you only performed half the mod.
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:45 PM   #304
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Dont forget to check the rule books!


Screw the rule book...

...one of the biggest reasons that I get pissed offis people wanting me to 'go racing'...or whatever....I don't wanna hear any horse**** about the damned rules....it's a street car...not a race car.
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Old 10-21-2004, 12:07 AM   #305
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Screw the rule book...

...one of the biggest reasons that I get pissed offis people wanting me to 'go racing'...or whatever....I don't wanna hear any horse**** about the damned rules....it's a street car...not a race car.
My sentiments exactly! I would have said it myself but you stated it first. Must be the time zone difference.

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Old 10-21-2004, 03:39 AM   #306
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Dont forget to check the rule books!

In some rule books, a relo bat requires an external cut-off switch. So dont fail tech because you only performed half the mod.
heh, thanks for ur friendly reminder!
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Old 10-21-2004, 11:00 AM   #307
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I didn't relocate mine to the trunk as the extra wiring (would need to be heavier gauge) than oem as well would negate the weight loss. It would be in better place granted (distribution wise), but just trimming 20 lbs off the front end w/o the hassle isn't too bad either. I also mounted mine (Odyssey 680) flat and w/ a heat shield.

Concerning jdm bumpers- can't speak to the GC8's, but on the GD's your talking the difference between 10 mph "crash" standard (US) and 5 mph (JDM). This was something the insurance companies pushed (and probably rightfully so) to insure a low mile/hour "crash" wouldn't result in more than X amount of $. I don't think there is much of a safety issue in a real "crash" between the two bumpers. May be a "safety" issue to your wallet in a fender bender .
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Old 10-21-2004, 11:24 AM   #308
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Screw the rule book...

...one of the biggest reasons that I get pissed offis people wanting me to 'go racing'...or whatever....I don't wanna hear any horse**** about the damned rules....it's a street car...not a race car.
Well if its really a street car that will never see any track time, what are you so worried about weight for? I mean, all the weight savings in the world wont eliminate the extra poundage of 4 folks in your car at the BK drive through!

Now a street legal race car and a street car are totally different in nature. I guess you have to determine you end goal for the car before you spend alot of time and money heading in a needless direction.
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Old 10-21-2004, 11:31 AM   #309
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Well if its really a street car that will never see any track time, what are you so worried about weight for? I mean, all the weight savings in the world wont eliminate the extra poundage of 4 folks in your car at the BK drive through!

Now a street legal race car and a street car are totally different in nature. I guess you have to determine you end goal for the car before you spend alot of time and money heading in a needless direction.

It is fairly easy to build an AWESOME street car....one that will eat the vast majority of other cars encountered daily....that is a great kick to drive and is reliable.....BUT.....would be an 'also ran' as a race car, due to the 'foo roolz' and 'classification'.....

...and it is possible to build a great race car, according to some foo roolz, that is virtually impossible to drive daily.....


I've made my choice, and I drive it daily.


SCREW THE RULE BOOK.
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Old 10-21-2004, 12:39 PM   #310
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Lighter is better. Plain and simple. Always has been, always will be. The question isn't "Why are you spending so much time and money for such a small gain?", but rather "Does that part really need to be there?". That focus on making the car lighter and faster, no matter how small of a change, no matter what the race rules are, no matter what the law says...is hot rodding.

I like it because it is more 'pure' than prepping the car for racing.
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Old 10-22-2004, 07:37 AM   #311
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Those of you with GC's should take a look at these two links. When he is finished it should be a nice weight reduction. Front carbon fenders 2lb's, carbon hood 6lb's, carbon side skirts, rear carbon fenders, and carbon front and rear bumper covers. making fenders and hoods that are that light will also help with weight distribution.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...t=22528&page=1
http://www.aerosim-research.com/services_subaru.html
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Old 10-22-2004, 02:42 PM   #312
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Speaking of carbon sideskirts, are the sideskirts there for cosmetic or aerodynamic reasons?
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Old 10-22-2004, 06:52 PM   #313
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Depends on how low it is and how the skirts are shaped/mounted/sealed to the car.
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Old 10-26-2004, 09:57 PM   #314
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I hate to be the one to say this... if you're not "adding" to the weight reduction discussion, please bicker over PM's. Thanks This thing is already 13 #@$%ing pages.
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Old 10-28-2004, 08:35 PM   #315
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This thread is ghastly heavy.
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Old 10-28-2004, 08:36 PM   #316
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Depends on how low it is and how the skirts are shaped/mounted/sealed to the car.
What are the 02 oem sideskirts for?
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Old 11-11-2004, 02:35 PM   #317
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i dont want to remove just the cover.. but all the brakets to.. there is a couple pounds right there.. and well every little bit adds up right
Hi person who has the member number right before me.
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Old 11-11-2004, 10:27 PM   #318
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Anyone have accurate weights of the WRX oem calipers/rotors front and rear?

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Old 11-11-2004, 10:31 PM   #319
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What are the 02 oem sideskirts for?
To cover the part of the car that they cover in a plausibly deniable material
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Anyone have accurate weights of the WRX oem calipers/rotors front and rear?

Danka
I can try to get some weighed in the next day or two if nobody else can....the rotors are easy...the calipers are a bit more work....I gotta dig them out of storage
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I can try to get some weighed in the next day or two if nobody else can....the rotors are easy...the calipers are a bit more work....I gotta dig them out of storage
Thank you kind sir!
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Old 11-15-2004, 03:03 PM   #322
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To cover the part of the car that they cover in a plausibly deniable material
Then its gone!

I have weights for the rotor but they're not accurate since they're used ...
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Old 12-13-2004, 12:51 PM   #323
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not bad for an 04


1320kg ~ 2910lbs
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Old 12-23-2004, 04:06 AM   #324
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I have a Cobra Imola 2 seat in my car now, that Wedge bracket is heavier than the seat, its ridiculous. I went with no sliders on my passenger side to save more weight.

Next ... aluminum, carbon fiber, or fiber glass trunk lid?
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Old 12-23-2004, 09:13 AM   #325
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I have a Cobra Imola 2 seat in my car now, that Wedge bracket is heavier than the seat, its ridiculous. I went with no sliders on my passenger side to save more weight.

Next ... aluminum, carbon fiber, or fiber glass trunk lid?

I'd be all over one of those aluminum spec C rear lids in a heartbeat.

Factory part, factory fit, lightweight. Done.
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