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post #1 of 15 Old 08-31-2015, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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The Weight Reduction Thread

At THREE THOUSAND pounds this car is a pig. The sister car Lexus CT weighs only one hundred pounds more and it's a luxury car with an extra engine! Post your weight reduction mods with before and after results such as carbon fiber hood, AC removal, etc.
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At THREE THOUSAND pounds this car is a pig. The sister car Lexus CT weighs only one hundred pounds more and it's a luxury car with an extra engine! Post your weight reduction mods with before and after results such as carbon fiber hood, AC removal, etc.

AC removal? You're kidding, right?
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Can't really think of much you can do to reduce the weight besides removing the rear seats.
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Here are some mod i did to my previous car for weight reduction:

Carbon fiber stuff (hood, trunk etc)
Lighter exhaust components
CAI
Light wheel
Take the spare wheel off the car. (only apply to some ppl. I really dont use the spare wheel at all)

do what you think is necessary...i seem people do the back seat delete. but i dont think i will take off my back seat on the iM at all.

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Spare tire (27 lbs) + tools (6 lbs) = 33 lbs diet
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Stock battery (32 lbs) - lightweight battery (15 lbs) = 17 lbs diet
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Have they made carbon fiber hoods yet? Finding things for this car is still difficult haha
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I took a healthy **** this morning... car should be down about 2.5lbs today

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The Scion iM is still relatively new so I haven't heard anything about a carbon fiber hood but you can give Nick's method a try.
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Stock exhaust (16 lbs) = 16 lbs diet

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