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Old 02-18-2003, 06:59 AM   #76
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Yeah, I got it. That last screw was a booger. I bent the bracket and twisted it around for a couple of minutes...why cussing.
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Old 02-18-2003, 07:05 AM   #77
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Default better anti-theft idea

It looks like rear door handles can be used for the front doors. If you only did the passengers side, you could get rid of an extra lock. Have you ever used that lock?!!?

From looking at Subiegal's Burnsie buildup, it looks like the door handles come pre-painted. With all of the exterior locks removed you might confuse a theif or two...and look smooth doing it. The locks are useless anyway. Frameless doors and glass windows will stop no theives.

If the price is right, I plan on putting my door locks in the same pile as my trunk lock.
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Old 02-18-2003, 10:04 AM   #78
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Why don't you just shave the door handles? I will be doing that as soon as I finish shaving the side molding, already did the antenna and trunk key hole.
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Old 02-18-2003, 01:29 PM   #79
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I got rid of the handle bars on the ceiling and the center sun visor! I hate those damn things, espeically the handle bars because people actually use them and then press their arms on my window leaving a big fat oily stain. Now they don't have anything to hang on to their dear life!
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Old 02-18-2003, 06:02 PM   #80
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I got rid of the handle bars on the ceiling and the center sun visor! I hate those damn things, espeically the handle bars because people actually use them and then press their arms on my window leaving a big fat oily stain. Now they don't have anything to hang on to their dear life!
I try to stay semi legal in SM

Removing visible parts of the interior is not the way to do it
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Old 02-19-2003, 05:33 AM   #81
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There thats what i was missing. Where can you get lightweight front and rear beams? How much does the a/c weigh exactly?
http://www.isrperformance.com/main.html

click on body/dressup
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Old 02-22-2003, 12:38 PM   #82
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hey aspera...

just took out the assitant airbag today, pretty easy and it's huge and weighs quite a bit, plus it's pretty high up in the body so it should move the CG down a little as well.

here's how to do it if anyone is interested:

-take the glovebox part down and unclip the airbag coupler

-there are 3 10mm bolts the hold the airbag module to the IP beam. Take those out then push up on the whole module

-the plastic part that attaches to the dashboard should pop out with a little bit of persuasion.

-unclip the plastic clip that keeps the harness attached to the IP beam.

-pull the whole assembly out from the top

-now remove the plastic cover from the module by prying each of the holes over the hooks. You'll have to bend the plastic a little but it'll fit with a little bit of persuasion, you don't have to cut anything.

-once the plastic is off go put it back in the dash so you're not left with a huge hole. Then put a 3 ohm resistor in the coupler and you're all good to put everything back together.
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Old 02-23-2003, 11:43 PM   #83
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Default the kill the passenger mod :)

Hey Ellis, you should submit that to Peaty at Scoobymods. Maybe they can make a "Racer's Mods" section with stuff like that in it. I think it would be nice to have a "one-stop-shopping" list for guys prepping a race car.
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Old 02-23-2003, 11:49 PM   #84
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for the light weight beams go to www.subaruparts.com they have them for the cheapest.
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Old 02-24-2003, 06:46 AM   #85
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Hey Ellis, you should submit that to Peaty at Scoobymods. Maybe they can make a "Racer's Mods" section with stuff like that in it. I think it would be nice to have a "one-stop-shopping" list for guys prepping a race car.
if they can't figure this out they shouldn't be prepping a race car
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Old 02-24-2003, 05:04 PM   #86
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I try to stay semi legal in SM

Removing visible parts of the interior is not the way to do it
You're saying that removing the handles is not legal in SM, yet removing the air bag is?

I'm don't really care anyway, I'm not going to mod my car around some autox event that I go to maybe 5 times a year, max. I'll just drive in the next group.
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Old 02-24-2003, 07:18 PM   #87
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You're saying that removing the handles is not legal in SM, yet removing the air bag is?

Yes that's correct...
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Old 02-24-2003, 08:03 PM   #88
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hey aspera...

just took out the assitant airbag today, pretty easy and it's huge and weighs quite a bit, plus it's pretty high up in the body so it should move the CG down a little as well.

here's how to do it if anyone is interested:

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Can you contribute that to our site or can I cut and paste it there? Good info that.

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Old 02-24-2003, 08:45 PM   #89
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what site is that?

sure I don't care
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Old 02-24-2003, 09:22 PM   #90
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www.scoobymods.com

If you go there you can contribute mods.

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Old 02-27-2003, 10:21 PM   #91
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Scoobymods always makes me think of cartoon great danes riding around the UK on mopeds, with attitude.
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Old 02-27-2003, 10:33 PM   #92
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Hee Hee I get it
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Old 02-27-2003, 11:36 PM   #93
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http://www.tatomotorsports.com/carbon.asp

Fancy some carbon fiber door cards?
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Old 02-28-2003, 12:31 AM   #94
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on 2002 wrx. there are a couple pounds to be had by removing the front belt cover in the engine compartment (brackets and cover).. but that leaves the throttle cable just chillin there to get rubbed to hell and there is really no way to move it away.. i had an idea to use a legacy throttle cable.. it should fit fine.. im gonna go to the junkyard saturday and see whats up to make it work.. my question is.. is the throttle cable easy to replace.. and does anyone know where you get to it from inside the vehicle.

has anyone even thought of this???
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Old 02-28-2003, 03:02 AM   #95
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just a thought on the shaved door handles idea......you can't race on any real racetrack with shaved handles.....
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Old 02-28-2003, 06:20 AM   #96
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on 2002 wrx. there are a couple pounds to be had by removing the front belt cover in the engine compartment (brackets and cover).. but that leaves the throttle cable just chillin there to get rubbed to hell and there is really no way to move it away.. i had an idea to use a legacy throttle cable.. it should fit fine.. im gonna go to the junkyard saturday and see whats up to make it work.. my question is.. is the throttle cable easy to replace.. and does anyone know where you get to it from inside the vehicle.

has anyone even thought of this???
I have the accessory belt shroud removed and I don't have any trouble with the throttle cable rubbing on it
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Old 02-28-2003, 06:26 AM   #97
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http://www.tatomotorsports.com/carbon.asp

Fancy some carbon fiber door cards?
yeah I've seen these before....

the problem is unless you're running in Prepared classes at auto-x you can't use these. And then why not just remove stuff all together?

anyway, they are badass!
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Old 02-28-2003, 11:37 AM   #98
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ellisnc

please explain more on what you did.. cuase the throttle cable does infact hang out.. i was planning on getting something around it then from that piece zip tie it to something to keep it out of the way.. but it just looks out of place and im anal retentive about my car haha.. i am interested in what you did please explain further..
thanks
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Old 02-28-2003, 08:14 PM   #99
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the cable is pretty stiff

it's a good 1.5 inches from the belt and I haven't seen any rubbing upon inspection

if the only reason you want to remove that cover is for weight just forget it, it doesn't weigh that much.

I have no way to attach it to anything anymore so that's why it's gone now.
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Old 02-28-2003, 10:53 PM   #100
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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
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