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Old 23rd January 2009, 11:37 AM   #161 (permalink)
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The biggest problem for weight on the GTR is the engine and box, If I fitted an EVO engine & box into my GTR it would be under the 1000kg. I have removed everything and more, there are so many savings you can make, it all depends how far you want to go, if you want to lose a road car and have a track/compition car then go for it !!

Ash you have done the right thing splitting your power steering pump, I have done the same, I'd have a single over an electric all day long
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Old 23rd January 2009, 06:30 PM   #162 (permalink)
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The thought of dodgy electrics on the steering side of things isnt good!
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Old 23rd January 2009, 07:52 PM   #163 (permalink)
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George - Is your car nearing completion yet? Any ideas on weight?

I'm aiming sub 1300kg.... but thats not going anywhere near as far as you! SwissCheese Car!
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Awesome thread Adam..

I have copied and pasted all the neat idea's into a word pad and plan on doing many..

ATM my car has no motor in it (rebuild), so have been ditching as much weight as possible.

-Air con (havn't pulled apart dash yet)
-Hicas, have left the rear rack/ steering assembly until I get a lock bar. But have ditched all the lines running from rear to front with the splitter under plenum.
-Stripped boot
-Planning on having spare doors, boot and perhaps bonnet all gutted for track work..
-Stripping sound deadening but plan on keeping carpet

The only problem now is, I don't know where to stop the car is my pride and joy and I enjoy driving it on the street .. therefore need it sane, pass Road worthy's etc..

Where do I stop? lol.. Anyone in here serious with there 32's weight loss but still have road car plans?

oh .. and can I remove the whole rear steering rack when ditching the rest of hicas or do i need to keep it there and just fit the lock bar?

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Old 15th March 2009, 08:52 PM   #165 (permalink)
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Tomek I still drive mine on the road but it aint pleasant with the sound deadning and carpet removed. It gets so bloody hot inside. I have got some heat reflective blanket I am going to stick above the gearbox underneath the car to see if that helps. Ill let you know the results as its unbearable at the moment. I have also wrapped the exhaust and turbos but its still very hot. I have a vented bonnet to fit soon which should help.
The heat problem is the only bad thing, apart from the perspex windows popping out at the top and flapping and whistling at speed (this really pisses me off). I love driving mine on the road (especially at 4am on Sunday Mornings when its cool for the engine to produce power and plenty of bikers who like a thrashing!).
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Old 15th March 2009, 10:49 PM   #166 (permalink)
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im planning on ditching the abs system, any one done that here?
everytime i open the hood my eyes looks directly to that ugly abs-shitpump or wtf it is.
so im thinking of getting rid off it, must save some weight also.

i dont think i will have any use off the abs system on my car either, real race cars dont have abs right?=)
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Tomek I still drive mine on the road but it aint pleasant with the sound deadning and carpet removed. It gets so bloody hot inside. I have got some heat reflective blanket I am going to stick above the gearbox underneath the car to see if that helps. Ill let you know the results as its unbearable at the moment. I have also wrapped the exhaust and turbos but its still very hot. I have a vented bonnet to fit soon which should help.
The heat problem is the only bad thing, apart from the perspex windows popping out at the top and flapping and whistling at speed (this really pisses me off). I love driving mine on the road (especially at 4am on Sunday Mornings when its cool for the engine to produce power and plenty of bikers who like a thrashing!).
Hey Ash,

Thanks for the reply..

Not too concerned with the noise and heat issue's overly, more concerned about police/ registration trouble.

As id like to ditch my rear wiper and motor, etc etc.. Surely this will get me into strife..
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Old 16th March 2009, 08:41 AM   #168 (permalink)
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-Air con (havn't pulled apart dash yet)
-Hicas, have left the rear rack/ steering assembly until I get a lock bar. But have ditched all the lines running from rear to front with the splitter under plenum.
-Stripped boot
-Planning on having spare doors, boot and perhaps bonnet all gutted for track work..
-Stripping sound deadening but plan on keeping carpet

The only problem now is, I don't know where to stop the car is my pride and joy and I enjoy driving it on the street .. therefore need it sane, pass Road worthy's etc..

Where do I stop? lol.. Anyone in here serious with there 32's weight loss but still have road car plans?

oh .. and can I remove the whole rear steering rack when ditching the rest of hicas or do i need to keep it there and just fit the lock bar?

Cheers
It's always going to be a problem keeping it sane and losing weight.... There is no way i'd like to drive mine daily. Its very hot (melt the passengers shoes hot), you hear every stone hit the side.

BUT

Losing that weight is a major 'free' gain.
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Old 17th March 2009, 08:29 AM   #169 (permalink)
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On losing weight i have ditched the complete GTR body shell and fitted a RB26 engine & RB25 gearbox in a 1970 240Z.
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Old 17th March 2009, 08:43 AM   #170 (permalink)
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On losing weight i have ditched the complete GTR body shell and fitted a RB26 engine & RB25 gearbox in a 1970 240Z.
....And gained an old shitty handling car!
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Old 17th March 2009, 09:02 AM   #171 (permalink)
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Old 17th March 2009, 10:22 AM   #172 (permalink)
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....And gained an old shitty handling car!
You are so right but boy are they fun to drive with lots of power!!

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And that just on the 2 back wheels .
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Light Weight GRP doors in black gell coat arrived :lick:

Weighed them to make sure... 6kg Each! hehe

Just waiting for the GRP boot skin and Lexan windows now.






PS - From JapSalon
How much do they go for?If you don't mind me asking.
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Old 18th March 2009, 07:49 PM   #175 (permalink)
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cant remember off the top of my head. JapSalon are traders on here (see traders section)
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Old 22nd March 2009, 12:24 AM   #176 (permalink)
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the abs thing was really heavy!
so if you can, ditch it!
=)

im picking up my grp doors with macrolon windows and carbon "doorsides" and my new race carbon bootlid next saturday, thats going to take down the weight alot i hope.

what parts can i ditch from the hicas system?
the pump or what it is in the right side of enginebay i took off today.
but what can i get rid off under the car?
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Old 21st October 2009, 01:08 AM   #177 (permalink)
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Thought i'd bump this thread up, as i am wondering if there have been any update's/ new idea's etc?
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Old 20th January 2010, 07:55 AM   #178 (permalink)
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we now have less metal in the rear arches, and more GRP LOL
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Old 20th January 2010, 08:40 AM   #179 (permalink)
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Ground my battery tray out yesterday that the battery sits on!
Every little helps!

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Old 20th January 2010, 11:11 PM   #180 (permalink)
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I see a few pages back that some folks have removed the original parcel shelf and std 'firewall'. I'm in the process of fabricating a aluminium firewall for mine and was toying with cutting out the original lot and replacing it rather then covering it in alu.
To those that have removed the original shelf...the boxes underneath the parcel shelf, did you refit them to the new shelf in the std position or do something else with them??

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