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Old 02-25-2001, 08:34 PM   #1
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Post Some interesting facts about weight reduction

I happen to get my hands on an old WRX turbo header and uppipe. So, I slapped them on the scale and WHOOPA! I got 45lbs for both. Then, I tool my CUSCO tubular equal length exhaust manifold/uppipe combo and CHACHING! I got 25lbs. Now, the US WRX GDA comes with a cat in the uppipe so I wouldn't be surprised if the US WRX header/uppipe combo weights 50lbs. So, save your $ for the headers, people. Not only they will give you great power gains, it will also cut down 20-25lbs of nose weght.

In the next installment, I will be talking about stock WRX downpipe/catback weight vs. BOZZ Speed titanuim downpipe/catback.
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Old 02-25-2001, 08:50 PM   #2
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The titanium downpipe/exhaust will be the way to go. Massive weight reduction as well as better heat dissipation.

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Old 02-25-2001, 10:31 PM   #3
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That will be lots of cash for titanium parts like that.
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Old 02-25-2001, 10:34 PM   #4
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I'm hoping it will be possible to get the WRX sedan (5 speed) below the 3000 pound mark without too much modding!

Sounds like the turbo header/exhaust system might be able to reach that goal alone with the appropriate replacement parts.

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Old 02-25-2001, 11:28 PM   #5
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Yeah, that's about right.


How much $ per lb. of weight reduction?

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Old 02-25-2001, 11:33 PM   #6
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Oh yeah, I also found a place in US that will make me a lightened and ballanced billet driveshaft for $400.
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