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Old 01-31-2012, 11:53 AM   #1351
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Good thing i'm not here to impress you.
What exactly are you here for then?
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:54 AM   #1352
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:57 AM   #1353
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:05 PM   #1354
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I just wish we could have a weight reduction thread without people coming in every page telling us we're wasting our time. It's our time to waste, our resale value to lose, our safety at stake. We're aware. Go away.

If you don't have any useful weight reduction tips to add, go away.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:21 PM   #1355
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delete his posts. there not on topic.
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:50 PM   #1356
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I think a lot of these weight saving measures are extreme but the same can be said for many people's high horse power builds on the board that are purely a street car. I enjoy reading and seeing pictures of them just as much. I also like that many of these weight saving tips are inexpensive though they may cost a lot in time. I love tinkering with my car just for the sake of tinkering but as a family man money is prioritized else where. Please keep the eccentric weight saving coming, and get the thread back on topic.

On topic:
I removed my evap system from my MY95 swapped car this week, It saved a little weight and cleaned up the engine bay a bit more. Note: the system didn't work to begin with since I didn't swap gas tanks.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:16 PM   #1357
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Would rather spend the time grinding off grams of weight at work to fund a launsport roof and labor for install. Probably pay for itself that way.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:18 PM   #1358
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I love this thread. I became addicted to dropping weight off the car on the 09 STI... sold that a bought a M3.

I'm continuing it on that car! Stock is 3415 lbs, I'm roughly at 3070 lbs now... with still plenty, plenty more to do!
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:30 PM   #1359
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I'll give the nay-sayers one thing. This is taking way more time then I originally thought it would.


Finished my external and internal modifications to the manifold/tgv assembly. I'll save the pictures of the internal modification for another thread. Blasted 98% of the exterior with 70 grit Aluminium Oxide to give it a uniform finish.


Several weight savings modifications in the above. Yep I went there, son. Those 4 shiny new M8-1.25 25mm bolts cost <$3 total at McFadden-Dale Hardware here in Vegas. They're Grade 8 because that's all they sold in that style of bolt. Grade 8 is overkill in this application.


Install next week.

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Old 01-31-2012, 07:45 PM   #1360
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Metric grades aren't the same as SAE, a metric 8.8 is equivalent to an SAE grade 5.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:26 PM   #1361
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Metric grades aren't the same as SAE, a metric 8.8 is equivalent to an SAE grade 5.
That is good to know. Learned something new today, that could have bit me in the ass.


Looks like the guy at the hardware store knew his ****. These are ISO R898 Class 10.9 rated bolts which have exactly the same ratings as SAE Grade 8's. And I only needed SAE grade 5.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:52 PM   #1362
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dont ever get grade 5 anything!
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:18 PM   #1363
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Looking good... like that a lot!

Why didn't you shave some of those srew things on top... and just make a small aluminum bracket to extend off one of the bolt things them to hold all the lines? If any of that made sense...

Maybe it wouldn't save a ton... but it would make the intake mani look more clean, lol.

Regardless, it should come like that from the factory! Looks way, way better.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:16 AM   #1364
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Why didn't you shave some of those srew things on top... and just make a small aluminum bracket to extend off one of the bolt things them to hold all the lines? If any of that made sense...
Thanks. Impressive weight loss on that BMW. Close to 350lb?

I actually shaved numerous posts from the manifold. The ones you see remaining are the ones I must have for other parts to work. The intercooler support bracket and hard fuel lines attach to the three-post set, for example. It's just hard to see whats missing without something with which to compare. I'll capture some photons of the OEM and my modified one side by side next week when I do the install.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:48 AM   #1365
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Thanks. Impressive weight loss on that BMW. Close to 350lb?

I actually shaved numerous posts from the manifold. The ones you see remaining are the ones I must have for other parts to work. The intercooler support bracket and hard fuel lines attach to the three-post set, for example. It's just hard to see whats missing without something with which to compare. I'll capture some photons of the OEM and my modified one side by side next week when I do the install.
Yeah, some where around there. I should be around 3060 lbs by the end of the week (lightweight rotors, calipers and evap delete).

Ah, I'll take another look, I didn't really study your pic. I just remember it having a lot of crap on top... I wanted to do that to the STI I had; I obviously never got to it.

It looks good though! Can't wait to see what it looks like back on the engine.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:50 PM   #1366
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If you are racing...take out the back seats???????
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:03 PM   #1367
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caddy that intake looks great

I'm hopefully going to remove my evap soon too if the weather keeps up staying on the warmer side
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:12 PM   #1368
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never thought of this!
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:29 PM   #1369
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The best weight reduction is telling your g/f to stay home. 120-150 pounds poof!!
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:56 AM   #1370
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The best weight reduction is telling your g/f to stay home. 120-150 pounds poof!!
Or 100 lbs!

Or roll with half a tank of gas.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:10 AM   #1371
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...I'll capture some photons of the OEM and my modified one side by side next week when I do the install.
You'll be in a position to start it and take it for a run, yes? Post results asap- I'm rooting for the jb weld- what a hoot!
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:14 AM   #1372
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Shaving my manifold too

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:42 PM   #1373
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The best weight reduction is telling your g/f to stay home. 120-150 pounds poof!!
or if you're married, 110 lbs in the first year and 10lbs more for every year of marriage after that.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:32 AM   #1374
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Anyone heard of ABS Dynamics? $600 for cf fenders... For a M3. But they have all sorts of cars available.

Anyone know how good their products are?

Or would someone with cf knowledge recommend seibon over them?
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:42 AM   #1375
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someone asked about them in tino's thread as well
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