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 Disclaimer I am not liable for any things you may do to your car
Do not post in this thread how its a bad idea to remove the crash beams, airbags, etc. My thread doesnt need to be filled with crap

BTW, it is NOT illegal to remove the crash beams or air bags

http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/adaptive/inoper/Fre_ask_ques.htm

http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/problems/studies/bumper/index.html




Due to popular demand, I have been asked to make a list of the things I have removed, replaced, or modified to reduce weight on my Evo. I wont be able to remember everything right away so I will update this post as I remember more stuff. I still retain the dash, plastic covers for foot wells, carpet, door panels, head liner, and rear seats for a semi stock look since I drive my car on public roads.

I wont post the weight of parts removed because I did not weigh them.

So as my car sits on Aug 7, 2012



weight with a full tank of gas and my 25 pound son in the back as of Aug 18, 2012



Pics of my interior:




My engine bay as of Aug 13, 2012



My cars weight and engine bay as of Aug 5th, 2013





The Removed list:

- all crash beams (front, rear, and crash bars inside the doors)
- all airbags, airbag control unit, airbag sensors, and all airbag wiring
- A/C compressor, condenser, lines and core. Replaced with AMS A/C delete pulley
- fog lights, replaced with JDM fog light deletes
- all plastic panels on the front bumper (air guides, etc)
- weight below intercooler and below where the driveshaft and transfer case meet
- stock hood latch and gutted stock hood and trunk lid
- all sound deadening (in cabin and in trunk)
- entire sound system (head unit, amp, sub, all speakers, and all wiring)
- all trunk crap (carpet, plastic, fiber board, etc)
- steel frame from the rear back rest and fold down arm rest
- all floor mats
- steel plates that hold the stock head unit in place
- all brackets/bolts that aren't used or I modified them to be lighter but still as strong (far too many to list)
- stock plastic fender vents
- all fabric insulation in engine bay, firewall, and most of it in the cabin.
- unnecessary heat shields
- driveshaft tunnel heat shield and fuel tank heat shield
- black metal plate underneath the windshield wipers (no clue what its called)
- rear black plastic panel
- steel brackets above the rear strut tower
- at least 10 pounds of unused wiring from components that were removed

The Replaced list:

- stock driver and passenger seats with Bride FRP bucket seats with buddy club low seat rails
- stock steering wheel with a Works bell hub and Momo steering wheel
- front crossmember with AMS lightweight front crossmember
- stock springs/struts with JRZ RS1 coilovers with swift main & helper springs (which are 20 pounds ligher than the exact same spec Eibach springs)
- stock wheels/tires with Enkei RPF1 18x9.5 +15 with 245 Dunlop star spec tires
- stock battery with AMS lightweight battery kit
- stock driveshaft with lightweight aluminum driveshaft
- stock rear control arms with Megan racing rear control arms
- stock exhaust manifold with Full-Race Pro-stock tubular manifold
- stock turbo back exhaust with ETS recirc downpipe, custom aluminum test pipe and custom titanium cat-back
- entire stock HVAC unit with a flex-a-lite mohave lightweight heater along with heater core and A/C core (weighs less than 5 pounds rather than the 20+ pound stock HVAC unit)
- stock rear wing with a Aeromotions R2 static CF wing
- stock mirrors with APR Formula GT3 mirrors
- stock radiator and fan shroud with Mishimoto radiator and flex-a-lite 2500 cfm single fan custom mounted to radiator
- stock fuel feed line (which is steel) with lightweight -6 an fuel line
- stock clutch and flywheel with ACT 6-puck and streetlight flywheel

The Modified list:

- stock strut bar (drilled holes and cut off unnecessary metal
- stock steering column support (removed all unnecessary brackets/metal but still retaining its strength)

To Do list:

Nothing, im completely out of ideas. Feel free to post any ideas :)
 

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Simply amazing... I wonder what the weight difference on itself does for the handling/performance of the car

Has to be an interesting ride!

Congrats!!!

Regards,
SS


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Simply amazing... I wonder what the weight difference on itself does for the handling/performance of the car

Has to be an interesting ride!

Congrats!!!

Regards,
SS


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They say that the Evo 8 & 9 drive like a go cart compared to the 10. Well its like a go cart, but better, lol
 

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You got the rear seats in there right, but just removed the assembly behind them? Oh and what exhaust?
 

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Have you seen the Kronospark batteries? They have some ultralight batteries (1.3 and 2.7lbs.)
They will soon have a Lithium battery...here are the specs

  • Weight: 1.26 lbs/.57 kg
  • Pulse Cranking Amps: 228 PCA
  • Amp hours: 3.8 Ah
  • Size: 5.5" x 1.9" x 2.5"
  • Nominal Voltage: 12.8V
 

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You got the rear seats in there right, but just removed the assembly behind them? Oh and what exhaust?
Yes. Ams DP, UR TP, AMS CBE

Have you seen the Kronospark batteries? They have some ultralight batteries (1.3 and 2.7lbs.)
They will soon have a Lithium battery...here are the specs

  • Weight: 1.26 lbs/.57 kg
  • Pulse Cranking Amps: 228 PCA
  • Amp hours: 3.8 Ah
  • Size: 5.5" x 1.9" x 2.5"
  • Nominal Voltage: 12.8V
Not really worth it to spend any more on another battery unless they arent hugely expensive
 

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Yes. Ams DP, UR TP, AMS CBE



Not really worth it to spend any more on another battery unless they arent hugely expensive
So you could save another 10 some day if you get a Ti exhaust. You're not far from the 2900's!

I have heard the front / rear crash beams do not exist on the Euro or JP cars, do you have any links to proof of this?
 

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So you could save another 10 some day if you get a Ti exhaust. You're not far from the 2900's!

I have heard the front / rear crash beams do not exist on the Euro or JP cars, do you have any links to proof of this?
Yea, once I do those things on the to do list I should be in the 2900's

I already started on the HVAC

The 1.8lb is $225
Maybe one day, lol

What intercooler are you using?
Perrin

What wing is that Chet?
APR GTC-300
 

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My battery is almost on its way out. Contemplating the AMS battery kit, but it may not be able to support my SSS audio.
 

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So you could save another 10 some day if you get a Ti exhaust. You're not far from the 2900's!

I have heard the front / rear crash beams do not exist on the Euro or JP cars, do you have any links to proof of this?
JDM Evo's have a front crash beam, but it's considerably smaller.
 

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Makes me want to go full race car build. lol

Although, everything you've done to the X you can do to an 8/9. Imagine an evo in the 2600lbs range.
 

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Makes me want to go full race car build. lol

Although, everything you've done to the X you can do to an 8/9. Imagine an evo in the 2600lbs range.
Correct, but our chassis, awd system, and engine are better :)
 

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Correct, but our chassis, awd system, and engine are better :)
I agree, my buddies and good friends I race with all drive IX's and keep egging me to get one. my goal is to beat them in the X, no way am I swapping cars, I love the X. But, I just am short like 10 years of racing time and so need experience to catch up lol.

But doesn't help one guy just raised 30K to dump into a full SM modded IX on 315s with a custom widebody and fp red running 116octane race gas. Probably will never beat that car lol.

But thanks for the info man. I want to shed some weight so that's the real reason I replied, so I'd be subscribed to the awesomeness.
 
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