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Old 07-06-2004, 10:13 AM   #161
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Old 07-24-2004, 09:10 PM   #162
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Speaking of auto-X, Keep in mind, one of the most important factors, even above lightening the car is to focus on driver performance.

In my last two auto-xs , my best times were with a 200 pound passenger. Lightening the car can be very important, but the most effective and least expensive factor is to work on your own performance.

I know we all think that we are "awesome" drivers, but we all could sharpen our skills

Just my .02
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Old 08-15-2004, 09:31 PM   #163
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HAHAHAHA. That's the best way to get the z permanently lighter. I weighed 190 lbs a few weeks ago. I had a race coming up, so I junked my spare, ditched the hood, got a borla, and went bulemic for 3 weeks.

I now weigh in at 82lbs, but damn my z hauls ***.





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Old 08-15-2004, 09:35 PM   #164
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Hey, anyone have any experience with the APS TT? That thing is supposed to do 427rwhp. DAMN!

Go to 350ztech, and home page has a link to some videos. I got a chubby watching that. car hauls booty.



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You've already got several options to go against M3's, Corvettes, etc.:

Vortech, ATI, PE, Greddy and several more coming. By 2006 you will probably be out of factory warranty (or close to it). Instead of taking the depreciation hit trading your "old" Z in on the latest greatest, take the money that you would put into the new car (or less) and put it into a proven FI solution.

Vortechs and Greddy TTs are regularly putting out 350-380 rwhp, more if you do intake and exhaust mods. I doubt that whatever the factory FI VQ35 Nissan puts out eventually, the 1st Gen won't do that for less than $45K.
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Old 08-31-2004, 02:47 AM   #165
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Well, I just picked up a new copy of Option over here. They have a full article on the Amuse stuff. I`ll get everything translated and scanned in after I return to America.

Here`s a teaser, the doors look fully stock and the pair saves 62 pounds.
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Old 08-31-2004, 06:02 AM   #166
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Cf door with easily do that. Especialy with no cross beams.
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Old 11-24-2004, 06:55 PM   #167
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heheh, good topic just re-found it on a search


so, bump
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Old 02-01-2005, 03:16 PM   #168
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how much does it weigh and does anybody drive without it
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Old 02-02-2005, 05:50 PM   #169
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I think the tire plus the tools is around 30 pounds and is usually the first thing to go when people are trying to lose car weight. Just get an AAA membership in case you get a flat and you should be good to go.
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Old 02-08-2005, 03:28 PM   #170
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No scans of that Amuse Z article yet ?
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Old 02-08-2005, 09:53 PM   #171
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im gonna try to save weight in my Z. hell, thats why i went with the Base model. rated at a bit over 3100 lbs i believe. i feel leather, Navi, Bose, etc is just luxuries...the Z IS NOT a luxury car. traction control and VDC is just there to save people who dont know how to drive in sketchy situations...no offense to anyone on here though. ive just never been a fan of traction control gadgets. takes away the joy of learning how to control your car.

but like i said, i plan on loosing some weight, but i wont go out of my way to do it. my first upgrade is wheels, of course this upgrade is for looks, but if you pick the right kind, you can save a lot of wieght in rotating mass. i also want to do exhaust, for performance and sound....but you go with a single canister system, it will still look good, and you can end up loosing ~20lbs. then there is the tilton flywheel/clutch...GREAT performance mod...and also saves a lot of weight at 40lbs. hell, there is your 100 lbs weight savings right there in 3 mods, PLUS youre gaining power in every mod. then you've got other mods like lightweight batteries, carbon fiber hoods/hatch/bumpers, racing seats, etc. the options are endless...you just gotta be smart about your mods. my goal is to get in the 260-270 whp range with the car weighing in at ~3100 lbs with me in it. do the math and thats a quick car street car.
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:30 AM   #172
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17" wheels and lightweight tires (e.g. toyo) + lightweight flywheel/clutch are going to net significantly higher performance gains than reducing a static mass like CF hatches, hoods, fenders, batteries, glass, mirrors, exhaust etc.
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:49 PM   #173
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forgive my stupid question

what is the weight of UR pulley set v.s stock pulley...a set of 3

i read earlier pulley is 8lb...i was wondering if thats the crank pulley or the set???
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Old 02-14-2005, 04:55 PM   #174
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Copied to Performance section.

Thread merged with "spare tire" thread.

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Old 02-14-2005, 09:32 PM   #175
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Not sure if anyone has already commented on this but Amuse is not the only company that offers Carbon Fiber doors. I believe that Carbon Creations now offers both the Carbon Fiber doors and rear hatch. Should be cheaper too.
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:29 PM   #176
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Weight loss thread I found doing some searching.
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Old 02-20-2005, 02:03 PM   #177
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Losing as much mass as you can from the motor. rods pistons pully and fly will make your car faster than ditching the spare and the passanger seat and the 20 lb's from the battery and you can bump the compression while your at it and make more power along with your lighter reciprocating mass.
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Old 02-20-2005, 02:45 PM   #178
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Losing as much mass as you can from the motor. rods pistons pully and fly will make your car faster than ditching the spare and the passanger seat and the 20 lb's from the battery and you can bump the compression while your at it and make more power along with your lighter reciprocating mass.
Yes, but more/faster power does not make you corner or brake better.

Spare weighs 37.5 lbs and the tools in the back weigh 2.

Carbon Creations does not make parts for performance, they make them for show. I have called them numerous times and they have yet to give me a weight value for even those fenders. Their parts are often carbon fiber overlays on fiberglass.

I will probably not be buying anything more from Amuse, but they at least publish stats for the weight whereas CC makes no claim to reduce weight (being one of the central reasons for using CF, lest all the "tuner" crowd forget.
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:17 AM   #179
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Have any of you guys every actually weighed ur car?? There is truck weigh stations i have stopped at on the way back from the night races. And my car weighs 3860 with me and my buddy. Us two together weigh 340lbs = a car weight of 3520lbs. I got two nos bottle and two 10" subs.

What im trying to get at is.. i dont think our cars weigh 2500 stock. has anyone actually wieghed their car???

oh and mine is track model.
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nah i also doubt our cars weigh 2500 stock
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