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Old 06-24-2017, 10:30 PM   #15
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Drain washer fluid, remove front wipers, racing steeringwheel, removing windows and regulators, remove audio and unnessecary wiring, door panels, get rid of gf, remove brakes and rotors......

Best bet for weight reduction would be get a sawzaw and go mk6 convertible! Haha
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Old 06-24-2017, 10:57 PM   #16
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Which CF hood did you opt for? painted? What was the weight savings?
ECS, Right at 20lbs of savings with that one. It allows you to re use the OEM latch. Still I drilled hood pins in for mine. Its alot of surface area and weighs like 11lbs or so.

Not painted yet. Will likely be getting the whole car resprayed when i get out of the desert and pull the vinyl wrap off

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Best bet for weight reduction would be get a sawzaw and go mk6 convertible! Haha
Cause rigidity is over rated
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Old 06-25-2017, 03:32 PM   #17
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ECS, Right at 20lbs of savings with that one. It allows you to re use the OEM latch. Still I drilled hood pins in for mine. Its alot of surface area and weighs like 11lbs or so.

Not painted yet. Will likely be getting the whole car resprayed when i get out of the desert and pull the vinyl wrap off



Cause rigidity is over rated
This one for $700?
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-part.../015436ecs07a/
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Old 06-25-2017, 05:39 PM   #18
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:05 PM   #19
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Are you 6mt? What about light weight flywheel
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:42 PM   #20
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Are you 6mt? What about light weight flywheel
Good point Hyde.

I'm Smfw ~10lbs lighter
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:37 AM   #21
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I have a DMFW in place now, eventually I'll get to SMFW but DMFW is so nice from an NVH standpoint.
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Old 01-24-2018, 10:24 AM   #22
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ever make any progress on this?
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:04 AM   #23
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ever make any progress on this?
Also curious.
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:19 AM   #24
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3rd for curiousity. I am going to weigh my car soon as well.
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:43 AM   #25
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Old 01-24-2018, 01:23 PM   #26
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I got into a very small fender bender about a year ago. I inched forward in 1st gear and ran into a bike rack.... this bent a small section of my hood straight down where the hood meets the front grill. So I have been looking at new hoods and while I'm at it I mind as well look at hoods that save weight. But I really think I'm just going to get that small dent fixed instead (if its under $700). No paint came off so I might be lucky?

I like to save weight where ever possible but I just can't justify $700 for 20lbs of weight savings. And add another 3/400 for paint if you want to paint it.

Seems like after lightweight rims, lightweight battery, and removing the spare/jack from the rear to becomes difficult to shed the weight (keeping the rear seats in). Still, with just those 3 things taken care of its around 100lbs of weight saved. And the lightweight rims and battery cost me well under $700.

Seems to get rather expensive to shed weight after all of the things mentioned above.
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Old 01-24-2018, 01:35 PM   #27
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The easiest way to turn your GTI into a lightweight track car is to sell it and buy a Miata. Weight reduction on these cars is mostly pointless.
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Old 01-24-2018, 01:39 PM   #28
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The easiest way to turn your GTI into a lightweight track car is to sell it and buy a Miata. Weight reduction on these cars is mostly pointless.
Without my backseat and other stuff I can tell a big difference. Also, I can tell a difference when I have a full tank of gas or almost empty lol.
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