Hit the gym.
This is a discussion on Lose 300lbs in just a few days within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; There's all this talk about minuscule hp gains on forums ( hp is fun and all ) but I think ...
There's all this talk about minuscule hp gains on forums ( hp is fun and all ) but I think the real performance of our cars would shine if we lost 200 - 300 lbs. This way you would keep the reliability, improve performance, and improve handling.
Is this possible? What would it take? How much money are we looking at ? Have any of you tried shedding the pounds?
Hit the gym.
2012 DGM 5 DOOR WRX
Mods: Stage 2+
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Losing weight is a great way to improve your car's performance. I've removed several unnecessary parts here and there, but nothing major. Once I get some free time I'm going on a major weight loss campaign.. there will be lots of cutting involved. I figure if it doesn't serve a purpose then it's gone.
I use this thread as a reference and it's a good place to get ideas of things that can be removed.
AnorexicSTI - 05 STI Lightweight w/ "full interior" - 2660lbs - 62 lbs to 2598! - Subaru Impreza WRX STI Forums: IWSTI.com
I just lost 13lbs.My car is faster now.
2011 WRX WRB Stage2
2012 FXT DGM
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I take out my spare, jack, and all that loose stuff in the trunk on the track because it sheds 50 pounds. I leave it in on the street because I like to have a spare.
There's a ton of little things you can do to shed weight like taking out your floor mats. I highly agree though that the weight loss is free and can make much more difference than some of the miniscule power gains you get from some mods that cost a decent amount. However, except the trunk/spare, there's not much weight to be shed very easily.
Far better would be to pay attention to mods like wheels. People are constantly going for wider wheels/tires, which add a relatively small amount of weight, but it's rotating so the effects are 10 times the weight.
Past Subies - '11 STI Limited stage 1+ and '04 STi stage 2+
'13 Wrangler Rubicon - custom front bumper w/12k lb winch & off-road lights, skid plates, diff guards, etc.
'04 Porsche 911 Turbo GT2 clone 600 HP/TQ
'77 F-150 heavily modded for off-roading
you could definitely shed the weight in the wheels/tires and see a very noticeable difference in performance.
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I definitely noticed a difference going back to my winter rim/tire setup. My summer setup weighs a lot!
Protuned VF39'd Bugeye WRX - 262awhp / 257awtq @ 20psi - My Build Thread!
im not terribly concerned with weight loos, but what you can get rid of depends on how you use the car. In my mustang i removed the back seats since they werent used and i didnt need them
2011 Subaru WRX Premium
1988 Ford Mustang GT
2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ
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