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Old 07-12-2004, 06:23 PM   #1
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I had an inspiration today to one day do the gutted interior "mod". Well, then I thought, why not do that, taking EVERYTHING out of the interior and then fabricate my own parts for the doors and possibly floor. I dont know what type of material I'd use, whether it be carbon fiber, fiberglass... aluminum, who knows. But we're talking about many many hours of shaping. I was thinking about a simplistic elise look, with a racey yet factory look.

Anyways, I would like to see some gutted interior pics, either straight gutted or anything along those lines.

I'd like to think that a gutted interior, as much as you could gut out, would save about what, 100-200 pounds?
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Old 07-12-2004, 06:58 PM   #2
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Old 07-12-2004, 06:59 PM   #3
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You could 'safely' trim 100+pounds and keep your interior....
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Old 07-12-2004, 07:12 PM   #4
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I wont really care if the car looks "improper", it's gonna be a track day car.
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Old 07-12-2004, 11:02 PM   #5
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Theres lots of stuff you could do to save lots of weight without having to fabricate anything. You'll end up saving TONS of money too.

For example..
titanium exhaust system
lightweight battery
JDM front bumper beam
remove sound deadening
remove air conditioning
etc....
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Old 07-13-2004, 12:51 AM   #6
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Ive got a pic when I swapped interiors with nothing inside. still have carpet though and itllooks like ****. need a host though.
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Old 07-13-2004, 02:24 AM   #7
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Ive got a pic when I swapped interiors with nothing inside. still have carpet though and itllooks like ****. need a host though.
email me at [email protected] I will host the pic for 3 months.

Also, you could get aluminum body parts, but I think you are trying to save weight on a budget, correct?
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Old 07-13-2004, 10:39 AM   #8
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Well, when the time comes, I'm just gonna buy an eco car, possibly a civic hx or cx, then start on the track car project. Anyways, money won't be an object when the time comes, so I probably will fabricate alot of things, to keep it looking nice.

Thanks for the tips so far.
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Old 07-20-2004, 08:59 PM   #9
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if u hav a 5MT then go under yur car and there's a lift plate/skid plate attachment point. its a plate with 4 holes in it. unbolt it, there's a rubber coated brick in there thats supposed to help dampen vibration......yeah i noticed no difference, and if yur gona b track driving it anyways who cares. its small but the small stuff adds up. also there's a large heavy piece of steel in the glove compartment. u hafta open up the actual box, seperate the outer shell that has the handle in it and the inner box that u put stuff in and u'll shave some more weight.

hmmm....wut else could u do? door panels, spare....if i think of anything else i'll let u know.
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Old 12-24-2005, 09:10 PM   #10
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im sure this saved a few hundred pounds

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Old 12-24-2005, 09:12 PM   #11
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Old 12-24-2005, 09:17 PM   #12
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Old 12-24-2005, 09:26 PM   #13
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Old 12-24-2005, 10:14 PM   #15
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I had my interior out for all this past summer. At it's bare minimum there was a Sparco Corsa (about 15 lbs) and the dash. The heaviest things by far are the front seats, they're about 30 pounds a piece. Everyone makes a big deal about rear seats, no point for these cars. My rear seats (GC body) are foam coverings that are sat on. The carpet isn't a big deal either...10 pounds at most. While everything was out I chipped out the sound deadening, this stuff is kinda heavy when all added together.

With all that out, the car is loud as hell and you kinda feel like you're in a race car. I gained 45hp at the wheels from this alone.

Jamie, I love your cage. I'll be making a trip to Dave Clark soon enough.
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...While everything was out I chipped out the sound deadening, this stuff is kinda heavy when all added together.
With all that out, the car is loud as hell and you kinda feel like you're in a race car. I gained 45hp at the wheels from this alone.

..im fairly certain that removing weight does not increase engine output (hp).
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Old 12-24-2005, 10:29 PM   #17
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Yes it does! And each decal applied adds 10whp
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:55 PM   #18
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..im fairly certain that removing weight does not increase engine output (hp).
lol, it's the increased noise he's joking about.

Guess the smiley wasn't optional on that one
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Old 12-25-2005, 11:29 AM   #19
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When I read that, I didn't take the 45 hp comment sarcastically. Maybe he meant that his car, without the interior, is as fast as a WRX with 45 more hp than his? idk..
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Old 12-25-2005, 01:36 PM   #20
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Old 12-25-2005, 02:15 PM   #21
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..im fairly certain that removing weight does not increase engine output (hp).

yes yes, i was being sarcastic about the 45hp thing. i didn't use a smiley face.

and no, with the interior out, the car isn't even probably up to the level of a stock RS. i don't know how the GD models are under the plastic panels, but my interior out didn't do much. if you're not building for a race car, i really don't see a need for it but it's a personal appeal. just take out your spare and don't fully fill the fuel tank for the easier method.

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Old 12-25-2005, 02:25 PM   #22
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wow those look like those cars were stripped and had parts stolen from them..

looks horrible IMHO.. if you care about weight, sell your WRX and get a used Lotus elise, you'll own EVERYTHING at the track with the right driver. Or if thats out of your price range get a MR2 or civic hatchback and do some suspension mods.

the WRX isnt a great platform to start with. 2DR > 4DR.
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