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Old 08-28-2005, 09:46 AM   #11
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Bah, spend your time and money on making more power :lol: OK, so I'm a baby and like my creature comfort...

The biggest things i can think of to remove is the spare tire and jack, back seat, don't put subs in it (duuuuh, they're HUGE HEAVY MAGNETS), and that will trim you down a bit. Aluminum one piece drive shaft will be stronger and lighter than the stock part. If you lighten the flywheel you lose a bit of the torque from the spinning mass on hookup and between shifts. I'd focus more on pulling out power from the engine, don't run your A/C when you race, get an electric fan, get the underdrive pulley for the crank (it's lighter than stock too), ect... though you're likely to get more gains from simply adding more boost, then intake and exhaust.

Keep in mind, these cars can pull something like .87g's off the showroom floor in the mid 80's on CRAP tires and stock suspension, upgrade it and you'll likely pull far more.

That's where I'd put my focus if I was either drag racing or road racing, making things out of carbon fiber is more expensive than simply adding more power on these cars...
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Old 08-29-2005, 01:14 AM   #12
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i did a search for "viagra foam"....not what i think its supposed tp be searched as. haha. and i plan on using chromoly or aluminum for most things or CF. where can i get custom cut lexan? does it need bracing, and how weather resistant is it?
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Old 08-29-2005, 07:54 AM   #13
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Lexan isn't street legal and it will yellow, warp, scratch really easy. The general way to work with it is to get a sheet of it, pull out the glass, and use the glass as a template, it's pretty easy to cut. On the back hatch I don't think it would be a good idea since the glass is actually under stress and is used for support.

The foam he's probably talking about is pretty easy to find, go to a home improvement store, and get the foam that's made to insulate, it can come in cans, or be mixed. Though there really isn't any areas I can think of to use that, since it's not a body on frame car....
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:58 AM   #14
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Originally posted by acousticrawk@Aug 29 2005, 12:14 AM
i did a search for "viagra foam"....not what i think its supposed tp be searched as. haha. and i plan on using chromoly or aluminum for most things or CF. where can i get custom cut lexan? does it need bracing, and how weather resistant is it?
its a joke.. viagra is a penis stiffener for old men. as to foam is a chassis stiffener for old cars ok bad joke.. ... look for 2 part "expansion foam" it has a very quick working time .. like 60 seconds..... .

The topic is about lightening it up i thought?? not increasing power ??? but decreasing the weight.? lexan is for the track duh..and i dont know how the race regs want it installed. just tossing ideas out there

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Old 08-30-2005, 04:13 PM   #16
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ive seen it done, however i dont know how much it helps.. it was after all seams were welded just to tie all the inner serfaces together?
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:08 PM   #17
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The original question is about taking weight off this super heavy car. I would say if you want to race hardcore tear it up (all the interior out and so forth) go all out,(you can just throw comfort out the window, which i suppose doesn't matter when your racin on the track lol) this will utilize the power that the supra already produces. For those of us who still want to keep our precious interior add more power to pull the weight.

either strip it down or keep adding aftermarket parts to make it faster
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:19 PM   #18
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i took the backseats outta my supra...that stuff is heavier than i thought... and i ripped out the floor matting in teh rear...i replaced it with by bolting on a fiberglass cover...but i made holes in it so my rollcage can still run through it...it kind of looks weird...but it doesnt show the bare metal which is fine... so as of now its a true two seater...its not like you could actually fit a person back there anyways, my fiberglass cover molds to the interior lines of the car...so it looks pretty good, it also goes to the trunk...sorry no nitrous back there...i like to run witout the extra juice...i got my spare and jack underneath the fiberglass...its like a trap door kind of idea taht lifts up... its tough to shave weight and theres a lot of things you can take out...
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Old 04-07-2006, 06:35 AM   #19
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Getting the hood and front fenders made of fiberglass would lighten the car up a bit. And also does anyone know how much the stock bumpers weigh? i took them off of my monte carlo had to be 50 lbs each. I actually replaced them with Foam and fiberglass to hold the plastic in place. I dunno how it would hold up in a crash but it isnt a street legal car anyway. Stripping the car down to a piece of metal would work. And just get 2 passenger seats or get racing seats. Im sure that power seat weighs a lot and isnt all that neccesary. I can move my seat with man power lol.
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Actually, the fenders are really light in themselves. It surprised me at how light they are. Maybe 15-20 lbs.
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