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weight reduction for 2011-2014

Discussion in 'Racing Forum' started by elawn92, May 25, 2017.

  1. elawn92

    elawn92 Member

    Mar 16, 2017
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    what are some ways everyone is dropping some weight
  2. ponyboy75

    ponyboy75 Nightmare

    Mar 15, 2018
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    kansas city
    front sway bar delete with light weight rad brackets are worth 40.
    rear seat delete kit is worth 30
  3. 08'MustangDude

    08'MustangDude Active Member

    Jan 31, 2018
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    Replace your heavy factory wheels with nicer looking and lighter aluminum wheels.

    The stock Mustang GT axle back exhaust is very heavy and many of the aftermarket
    axle back exhaust systems are much lighter.

    The stock driveshaft in all 2011-2014 Mustang GT is heavy weighing in at about 40
    pounds. One piece aluminum, 20 pounds.

    Steeda makes the light weight Rad brackets, another 10lb reduction. Then an
    aluminum radiator for another 10lb redutcion.

    The rear seat delete kit is available from places like American Muscle and will drop
    about 30-40 pounds of unwanted weight.

    Here is something no one takes in to consideration: Gasoline weighs 7 pounds per gallon,
    so by just running a half tank of gas versus a full tank of gas, thus you are 56 pounds
    lighter: 16 gallon tank for 8 gallons at half, thus the other 8gal x 7lbs = 56lbs reduction.

    People also forget the +30lbs of spare tire and spare tire kit weight just sitting in the trunk.
    Trunk carpet & board is 5.5 lbs
    Floormats, 5 lbs

    Front swaybar & mounts = 16lbs

    Expensive weight drops:
    Replacing your stock battery with a light weight racing battery is 10-20 more pounds of weight
    loss, depending on which battery you buy. Stock battery is 36lbs, and the Dynabatt is 13lbs.
    Or, a battery relocated to the rear pass side of the car offsets 60lbs in the correct direction.

    Aluminum flywheel (manuals).

    IRS is 85 lbs heavier than live axle.

    Lighter weight rotors, calipers, and other suspension components, all weight reduction mods,
    but the costs are high for them. You may be able to shed 25 lbs with higher cost alloy
    suspension components. Lighter LCAs, and so on...

    Factory K-member & A-arms are 130 lbs heavier than AJE K-member & coil-overs.
    Factory brakes are 30 lbs heavier than Aerospace brakes.
    Stock hood is 46 lbs, Kaenen hood is 18.5 lbs.

    Tubular front bumper and rear bumper supports, don't have the specs on those...

    So, plenty of options...
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