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FX35 Diet..

Discussion in 'FX (03-08) - Engine & Drivetrain' started by CycoDK, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. CycoDK

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    Im trying to put my car on a diet..anyone have any idea how to make the FX's reduce weight?
     

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  2. Frankiago

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    Light-weight 18" rims, remove rear seats, remove jack/spare/subwoofer, replace cats with non-resonated test pipes, replace cat-back exhaust with a lightweight titanium exhaust, replace intake with something like the LMS CAI, remove the air conditioner including its tensioner pulley and the belt of course :p, remove the heater core, change to a lightweight battery

    That's probably all the weight you can trim off while still having a functional FX, meanwhile only saving maybe.... 400-450 lbs.

    Along with the wheels, you can switch to lightweight aluminum pulleys and save even more off of the actual rotating mass.
     
  3. asherchy

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    fill the whole cab with helium...
     
  4. Frankiago

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    Hydrogen is even lighter ;)
     
  5. brown_fv

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    Thats pretty good! im sure you would see significant gains with your 1/4 mile with weight savings like that...
     
  6. fxlr8

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    I removed around 100 pounds from my fx, but not really much you can remove without going crazy.

    I did:


    Rear tow hook, child seat restraints, middle seatbelt = 7.6lbs
    Spare tire 45lbs
    rear wiper and motor 4lbs
    screw in tow hook 1.4lbs
    jack and jack tools 9.5lbs


    total 67.5lbs


    Rear wood cover 17lbs


    total 84.5 lbs


    Braille B3121 battery 20lbs savings


    total 104.5 lbs
     
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  8. Frankiago

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    Get one of these... it has integrated weight saving in stock form. If you were to put our motor into one of these, it'd do 0-60 in approx. 3.5 seconds
     
  9. EG3

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    The best way (from the list above) to be is to get lighter wheels, get rid of runflats if you have, get lightweight pulleys and stop yourself :)

    If you don't want to stop, go to a carbonfiber, errr, place and get a carbonfiber roof (trashing your roof + losing sunroof), get carbonfiber fenders (trashing fenders), get carbonfiber hood (don't forget the pins).. Also, if your car is not black, you'll get a cool (ricer-cool) patchy look

    If you want to exaggerate, go to dymag, get custom made carbonfiber-magnesium wheels for $8000-$9000 for a set :err: They'd weigh about 10 lbs each so about 240-250 lbs savings from just there. Plus you'll get about 400-500 from all the carbon (also minus $10000 from your vallet) and there you go :) Now you have a fully functional FX with rear seats (and without sunroof), lighter than a g35 for the price of a used g35 ;)
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2007
  10. EG3

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    oh I forgot.. If you scratch your carbon wheels, they're "repairable" :biggrin:
     
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    I didn't know they made carbon fibers for FX's.. exspecially the hood, I want that!!:p

    Thanks..Ill look up for the hood, know any sites??:confused:
     
  12. EG3

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    they don't :) you have to go, "donate" your hood for molding (ie, trash it) and pay tons of money.. The first paragraph and the more logical things people have said (spare tire, wood in the back etc) are the best way. You won't lose too much weight without compromising functionality really.