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Old 01-26-2012, 12:03 PM   #1326
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what does that have to do with the price of apples?
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:12 PM   #1327
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Didn't the '04 STi come without sound deadening? No radio too.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:39 PM   #1328
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yes, about 100 of them. not a real figure, however, only the first few did. so maybe he has one of the few.

most 04 sti's came fully equipt.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #1329
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:04 PM   #1330
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More progress on my TGV's and intake manifold. It's still a work in progress but I'm over the halfway hump. It's a tough row in uncharted territory. EDIT: Do NOT do this. It failed on me after only 6 miles.


Gasket? Bin that, Son! JB Weld.


No Gaskets. Using Carroll Smith's tricks to align the two parts (the 1/8" drill bits)


No hardware (0.1 kg for L & R side) means weight loss. JDM STi V8 intake manifold doesn't need the port to port bridge. I don't need it.


Not gonna use the hardware, so I don't need the tabs. Bring on the Hate. Betting it all on JB Weld. EDIT: Bet Called and Lost.

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Old 01-28-2012, 09:17 PM   #1331
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- Thats such a stupid!!!.....yet quietly brilliant idea!!! I LOVE it!!
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:25 PM   #1332
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I have heard from several experienced racers that if you want to take the sound deadening tar out, the easiest way is to get some liquid nitrogen and pour it on the tar. Then the tar will just break right off.

Of course, you should be EXTREMELY careful when attempting this.
dry ice does the same thing, and is cheaper as you can move the dry ice around as you break out the tar. doesnt take much at all.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:53 AM   #1333
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cadillac you need your head checked. if all this hole drilling, tab cutting etc etc adds up to any more than 2kg for the entire car i will eat my own shoes.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:05 AM   #1334
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vicious,
I'm sure it will add up to more than 2kg and he keeps records of everything so you might want to start wearing sandals. Now whether all his efforts are worth the saving well that's a personal thing.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:35 AM   #1335
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cadillac you need your head checked.
I know, right?

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142 grams: lighter A/C Bracket Lightened
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149 grams: (0.328 lbm) lighter. ECU Bracket.
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240 grams: Rear tow bracket.
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071 grams: Wiring harness bracket near Battery.
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227 grams: Battery tray
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073 grams: window washer spray tank lower support bracket.
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226 grams: Center Console Support
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733 grams: the differential mount subframe
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096 grams: differential mount subframe braces
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510 grams: Brackets for front U-Brace
2.467 kg with just that above list

But why stop there?

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1474 grams: Both Front Rail Fangs
4.876 kg running total. And I didn't even have to do an exhaustive search for find all the "small" stuff I've done.

So about those shoes...

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Old 01-29-2012, 10:15 PM   #1336
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thats nuts.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:19 PM   #1337
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I fail to see how wasting all that time to save what 10 lbs or so is worth it. Add more power and you're ahead of where you were going to be. 10 lbs is nothing, you won't feel it. Yes I'm sure I'll hear the "it adds up" argument but come on, really it's not worth it. Bang out the big weight savers and call it a day. Everything beyond that is just plain stupid.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:28 PM   #1338
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I fail to see how wasting all that time to save what 10 lbs or so is worth it. Add more power and you're ahead of where you were going to be. 10 lbs is nothing, you won't feel it. Yes I'm sure I'll hear the "it adds up" argument but come on, really it's not worth it. Bang out the big weight savers and call it a day. Everything beyond that is just plain stupid.
It adds up....for a race car. Some of these guys have that goal, some of them just want to feel like they have a race car.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:31 PM   #1339
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I lost 10lbs around the waist 8)

Best weight saver going
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:32 PM   #1340
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It adds up....for a race car. Some of these guys have that goal, some of them just want to feel like they have a race car.
Still pretty stupid. And someone who actually has a race car has certain requirements to meet as well as it's not always the fastest car that wins but who the better driver is. So the race car argument one isn't really a valid one.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:33 PM   #1341
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I lost 10lbs around the waist 8)

Best weight saver going
And the healthiest! Congrats. I'm not really overweight but got a trip to Jamaica coming up in a few months.....gotta get to the gym. haha.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:01 AM   #1342
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Still pretty stupid.
You're rude- please butt out.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:03 AM   #1343
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butt out.
Now that's not very nice. I'm all for weight savings but as I stated shaving intake manifolds, clips, and messing with small things that might only add up to 10 lbs is stupid and a waste of time. I'm sorry if you're one of these people but still won't change my view.

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Old 01-30-2012, 09:09 AM   #1344
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sauce helps.

doesn't change my position though, all that effort, decrease of safety/increase that a component fails, lack of reversibility, lack of practicality etc etc all for less than 5kg?

if you went to work for the amount of time you've spent doing all that i'm sure you'd have enough extra coin to buy some aftermarket product that saves more than 5kg...

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Old 01-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #1345
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Didn't the '04 STi come without sound deadening? No radio too.

yea mine came without a radio

but only cause i got it as a theif recovery
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:08 AM   #1346
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I fail to see how wasting all that time to save what 10 lbs or so is worth it. Add more power and you're ahead of where you were going to be. 10 lbs is nothing, you won't feel it. Yes I'm sure I'll hear the "it adds up" argument but come on, really it's not worth it. Bang out the big weight savers and call it a day. Everything beyond that is just plain stupid.
I'm sorry you must be lost, this is the 'weight reduction' thread. For people who want to reduce the weight on their car. The 'douchebag running their mouth' thread is in another forum.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:16 AM   #1347
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There are some people on nasioc who work on their cars because they LIKE working on their cars, not just because they want teh f4stest subroru with all the hottest carbon fibre parts.

I'd rather make something myself than buy an aftermarket part any day of the week. Any idiot can hand his credit card over to a shop and get them to work on their car.

At the end of the day though, we don't need to justify our actions to you. I removed my heater assembly yesterday. Know why? Cuz screw you, that's why.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:36 AM   #1348
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There are some people on nasioc who work on their cars because they LIKE working on their cars, not just because they want teh f4stest subroru with all the hottest carbon fibre parts.

I'd rather make something myself than buy an aftermarket part any day of the week. Any idiot can hand his credit card over to a shop and get them to work on their car.

At the end of the day though, we don't need to justify our actions to you. I removed my heater assembly yesterday. Know why? Cuz screw you, that's why.
You're talking to the wrong guy here dude. Did my own swap, wiring, rebuilt my trans. I dont credit card anything. Silly kid.
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You're talking to the wrong guy here dude. Did my own swap, wiring, rebuilt my trans. I dont credit card anything. Silly kid.
I know who you are. You don't impress me.
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I know who you are. You don't impress me.
Good thing i'm not here to impress you.
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