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post #1 of 48 Old 10-08-2009, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Camaro Weight Reduction

For those wanting to shed a few pounds off their Camaros...
Here is where we can compile a list of things you can do to your car to make it lighter.

We will list modifications and deletions.
This thread will be updated as more things are discovered.

STOCK PARTS WEIGHT LIST

Front 20x8.5 wheel: 30lbs
Front 245/45-20 tire: 31 lbs
Rear 20x9.5 wheel: 31.96lbs
Rear 275/40-20 tire: 35 lbs

WEIGHT REDUCTION LIST
Listed is the item changed, and the approximate weight savings.

MODIFICATIONS:

Carbon Fiber driveshaft: 10-15lbs
Aftermarket wheels (varies a lot): 25-100lbs
Aftermarket headers: 10lbs
Aftermarket cat-back exhaust: 15-25lbs
Fiberglass hood: 10-15lbs
Carbon Fiber hood: 20-25lbs
Carbon Fiber fenders: 30lbs each
Carbon Fiber trunk lid: 20lbs
Carbon Fiber doors: 40lbs each
Lightweight flywheel: 25-30lbs


DELETIONS:

Remove trunk mat, air compressor and foam (V8):
Remove spare tire and jack (V6):
Remove passenger seat - cloth:
Remove passenger seat - leather:
Remove rear seat backs - cloth:
Remove rear seat backs - leather:
Remove rear seat buckets - cloth:
Remove rear seat buckets - leather:

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theres a company going to make carbon fiber fenders,hood, and trunk.
another way to shed weight through the moving mass is a lighter flywheel.
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OK, I added those to the modifications list.
We'll figure out the weights when they're in production.

IIRC, a lightweight flywheel is a pretty significant difference, like 25lbs or more.

Have you ever weighed your new wheels?
Even though they're bigger, I'd bet they're lighter than stock.

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Aftermarket wheels (varies a lot): 25-100lbs
Fiberglass hood:
The hood and the wheels are no doubt the best bang for your buck I would say. Especially the wheels. Yuck.
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OK, I added those to the modifications list.
We'll figure out the weights when they're in production.

IIRC, a lightweight flywheel is a pretty significant difference, like 25lbs or more.

Have you ever weighed your new wheels?
Even though they're bigger, I'd bet they're lighter than stock.
the one company i found said the trunk weighed 25 lbs and the carbon fiber trunk they made weighed in at 5 lbs. other hoods i have seen say the stock weighs around 40 lbs and the carbon fiber weighs 15-20 depending on the mfgr.
my wheels and tires actually weigh the exact same in the rear as the stock 20's and the front ones actually weigh about 3 lbs more per side. so i gained 6 lbs in the fron and 0 in the back over stock.
also add exhaust systems to that list ( headers and catbacks)
i have my stock headers and catback at home. i can bring it in and weigh it if you dont have the weights? i also have the stock wheel and tire weights at home.
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who makes a good lightweight reliable flywheel? i know centerforce does but is there better?
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Oh yeah, forgot about exhaust, I'll add that.

A friend of mine has a Macleod RST clutch & aluminum flywheel on his manual LS3 Corvette and it's 28lbs lighter than stock.
Not sure how it compares to Centerforce stuff.

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28lbs lighter? wow thats crazy. i knew they were lighter but i didnt know that much lighter.mcleod is a pretty pricey clutch isnt it? i know they are one of the best though.
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know anything about Spec clutches? i saw a few different styles they carry. stage 1,2,2+,3,3+,4,4+ ????
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I know a couple guys with Spec stage 3 clutches in their 4th Gens and they didn't like them at all.
However, I have no personal experience with any clutches since all I've owned is slushboxes.

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