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Old 02-13-2012, 11:25 PM   #1401
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I hosted a car lightening clinic here for all the honda fan boys. All we did was remove the stickers from their cars. Took a while, but over all each car lost an average of 75 lbs(note, when removing stickers you also remove WHP).
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:20 AM   #1402
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has anyone got some door glass laying around that they can weigh and post the weights, also the windshield and rear window . it would be nice to get a list of some of the weights that haven't been added to page one added right now it takes some digging.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:27 AM   #1403
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i have the 3 rear glass parts for a coupe and passenger window..... want those?
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:11 PM   #1404
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i have the 3 rear glass parts for a coupe and passenger window..... want those?
Sure, i have an 02 wrx so was i was looking for that body style , but i also know some folk would want that info so please post the weights, plus it will give me a good idea of some of mine thanks
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:22 AM   #1405
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I think an aftermarket exhaust and removing the spare/tools is the best way to drop significant weight. I've got AAA so no biggie if I get a flat. This will save about 50 lbs. After that a lightweight crankpulley, lightweight flywheel, carbon fiber drive shaft, lightweight wheels and tires, lightweight 2 piece rotors and you are safe and good to go!
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:46 AM   #1406
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I think an aftermarket exhaust and removing the spare/tools is the best way to drop significant weight. I've got AAA so no biggie if I get a flat. This will save about 50 lbs. After that a lightweight crankpulley, lightweight flywheel, carbon fiber drive shaft, lightweight wheels and tires, lightweight 2 piece rotors and you are safe and good to go!
light weight seats as well for those who dont go past mild.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:47 PM   #1407
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yea jdm seats a lot lighter then usdm ones

also still waiting on the evap delete diy
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:41 PM   #1408
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still waiting on the evap delete diy
I'm sulking.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:26 PM   #1409
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Spec c doors are on their way, I'm going to remove the manual window winders on the rear doors and make brackets to hold the rear windows closed, this should drop a fair bit of extra weight out of them. They have thinner glass too.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:22 PM   #1410
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you got all 4 doors spec C whats the difference from usdm ?
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:04 AM   #1411
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you got all 4 doors spec C whats the difference from usdm ?
Yes all four, I can go over them closely when they show up, they are currently in transit. From what I have been told its thinner glass and manual window winders. Also about 10kg in weight savings (will confirm this) but the nice thing is I can leave my original doors in storage and remove some extra metal from the spec c doors.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:12 AM   #1412
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Yes all four, I can go over them closely when they show up, they are currently in transit. From what I have been told its thinner glass and manual window winders. Also about 10kg in weight savings (will confirm this) but the nice thing is I can leave my original doors in storage and remove some extra metal from the spec c doors.
Please weigh your glass ,the door as a whole ,but also how that weight is divided up in the door pieces .

found this .

if the link doesn't work youtube search Mazda Right weight. It is about mazda trying to reduce 100kg from their total weight on one of their cars .
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:47 PM   #1413
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found this.
Thanks for that.

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Spec c doors are on their way
JD upping the ante by dropping the weight.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:59 PM   #1414
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awesome video.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:08 PM   #1415
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I will watch the video when I get home from work.


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JD upping the ante by dropping the weight.
Unfortunately I just added a little weight too, these new wheels are only 1kg heavier but with tyres its around 4.5kg per wheel. I'm hoping the extra grip is worth it for the extra weight.

17x9 +42 Mach V Awesome.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:26 PM   #1416
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Unfortunately I just added a little weight too
Sometimes, I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.

Nice wheels and tires.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:22 PM   #1417
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gezz i wish my bumper sat that close to the fender

nice wheel and tire

the enkei rpf 1s may have been lighter in 17-9 did u check
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:09 PM   #1418
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Kosei K1-TS even lighter but it's close.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:16 PM   #1419
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Last I looked the Enkei RPF1 and the Kosei K1-TS were the lightest wheels one could buy at a reasonable price. Which one was lightest depended on the size and offset, that's how close they are. I've seen lighter ones but at $850+ per wheel I rolled my eyes and moved on (think, carbon fiber rim with magnesium hub).

And you know what's sad:


I own both.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:44 PM   #1420
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what size you got in the rpfs there caddy i got 17x8s
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:16 PM   #1421
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Same. Purchased them for STX legality. Wasn't getting the fast times I wanted so I had them power-coated "Attention-whore Red". Times didn't get any faster. YMMV.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:20 PM   #1422
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5x100 is the problem, it really limits you on the wheel choice. My 17x7.5 BBS are 7.1kg each and my new 17x9 are 8.1kg each so its not too bad, most of the extra weight comes from the big tyres.




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Please weigh your glass ,the door as a whole ,but also how that weight is divided up in the door pieces .
I can do that with the spec c doors but I am not stripping down my original doors, they are just coming off and going in storage as is.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:50 PM   #1423
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hey caddy I can get my hands on a seibon carbon rear hatch would you want it

its pretty much brand new and probably the only 1 left
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:36 AM   #1424
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Doors have arrived

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Old 03-09-2012, 03:05 AM   #1425
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that handle looks out of place there
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