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Old 10-11-2012, 12:19 AM   #29
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well the ultra base mk6 jetta you can get without ac...
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:39 PM   #30
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As a general rule of thumb 100lbs = 1/10th sec in the 1/4 mile
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:11 PM   #31
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Weight makes a huge difference. I have a friend with a mk4 gti runing low 13s on a stock turbo+ethanol cause it weighs practically nothing.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:32 PM   #32
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I notice a big difference in my butt dyno when I have other people in the car with me. But of course that is 100lbs plus.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #33
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I plan on doing lightweight ~18lb wheels for my upcoming summer setup but with the pss tires I'm lookin at $2000ish for that weight savings. I was looking more in the range of free for now. Spare, AC, rear seat delete, 1/4 or 1/2 tank of gas that kind of stuff. If the AC only saves me 5lbs, it's staying in. If its 40 ill think about it.
You're stage 1.

If you are worried about dropping a few pounds for added power, go K04 and get a gym membership. Weight loss and more power!

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Old 10-11-2012, 05:08 PM   #34
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Go K04 and get a gym membership. Weight loss and more power!

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Old 10-11-2012, 05:32 PM   #35
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you know what? remove that fucking A/C and put it into your....then you will feel comfortable.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #36
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Well driving around with AC is gonna be a pita but, the s2000 Club Racing edition had no AC so it is doable. Is it worth loosing comfort though? IMHO you're better off taking out the spare tire and rear seats but, that's as far as I would go. If you think about 40pounds is not that much. Take some trash out of your car go run on the treadmill and viola 40 pounds and you didn't need to sacrifice comfort. If you just want some extra power drive with AC off.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:27 PM   #37
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I just took a 40lb dump... Approaching stage 2...
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:44 AM   #38
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Why don't you use the a/c? Your mileage will go up at speeds over 45-50MPH and without a/c getting your windows defrosted in the winter will be a bitch. Keep it it, even if you don't think you use it.

Also, a lightweight battery will save you close to, if not more than, 40 pounds and it WAY easier to do.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:51 AM   #39
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Why do people only compare with AC and without? BIG picture people, BIG Picture.

You guys would be correct in assuming JUST 40 lbs of weight reduction wont be very noticable...but add that with 250-350lbs he can reduce in otherways? YES you notice it.

I love how all the trolls think the OP is a troll...

Weight is commonly over looked when Auto Crossing for fun...(read: Miata)

Enjoy your lighter car OP
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:01 AM   #40
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Why do people only compare with AC and without? BIG picture people, BIG Picture.

You guys would be correct in assuming JUST 40 lbs of weight reduction wont be very noticable...but add that with 250-350lbs he can reduce in otherways? YES you notice it.

I love how all the trolls think the OP is a troll...

Weight is commonly over looked when Auto Crossing for fun...(read: Miata)

Enjoy your lighter car OP
If you're going to race your car, and a couple of tenths of a second can make the difference between winning and losing. Maybe prize money and none.
Then by all means, strip eveything out.
If you're just usung your car on the street though...
What's the point?
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:11 PM   #41
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If you're going to race your car, and a couple of tenths of a second can make the difference between winning and losing. Maybe prize money and none.
Then by all means, strip eveything out.
If you're just usung your car on the street though...
What's the point?
Anyone buying a GTI to "race" is a fool
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:22 AM   #42
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Anyone buying a GTI to "race" is a fool
This.


If all that matters to you is speed, Sell your gti and buy a Used wrx or sti.

Then you wil be able to go just as fast and not have to remove all the comforts.
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