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Thread: Weight discussion

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    97EldoETC is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Weight discussion

    Ok well I know this might sound crazy but here it is. I know the eldorado weighs about 3800lbs. With that in mind I want to see if I can take some weight that is not needed out of the car I already have the spare out lol I know evey 100lbs is 1/10 of a second off your quater mile time with that said I would love for some ideas.. I don't want to destroy the structural integrity of the car by geting rid of weight


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    Re: Weight discussion

    Gut it, take the entire interrior out and the trunk, replace seat with a lightweight single piece CF race seat, replace the glass with Lexan, swap rims for lightweight race rims and new lower profile rubber, also make molds of the hood, trunk, doors, quarter pannels, and front and rear bumpers and fiberglass or CF them up. Remove the radio and all the speakers and wiring.

    Problem will be ride height and weight bias shift due to the gutting since your springs are designed for a given weight, you'll need some way of adjusting ride height, say custom springs, a ground control coil-over conversion kit, or something of the like. You can remove your entire environmental control system, I wouldn't remove the power steering pump since it's FWD, but that ought to remove alot of lbs...
    Last edited by Raze; 06-24-09 at 12:33 PM.

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    97EldoETC is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Weight discussion

    wow i didnt even think of half the stuff thanks alot man


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