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Old 10-29-2010, 02:44 AM   #16
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Yeah I already did lots of weight reduction so I'm not worried about adding 40lbs anymore thanks to you
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It is all hype and i used to be on that train as well. Once i did my first, second, third, etc. swap, i had them weighed when i did significant weight modifications and have always come back to stock weight with a 6 cylinder. If you dont want to remove the a/c, there are plently of other ways to lighten the front back up. Battery is most definitely a place of weight. So far, ive removed the p/s, a/c, 4 cyl radiator setup, fan delete+kit, 24r battery exhange (honda size) and relocated to rear and ended up MUCH less than m44 stock weight. Gained some back with the m3 brake kit, xbrace, strut bar, and wheel setup.
Some of those weight saving mods are pretty extreme. Certainly not everyone is meant for no AC and no PS, but moving the battery to the back and adding a med. case diff will just about bring the car back into balance to compensate for the 2 extra cyls.

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They may be a bit extreme, but ive had them done for about 4 or so years now. Found that, without p/s, i still have no problem in parking lots with the 245s up front. 225s i can one hand in the parking lot, feels the same as having p/s on the roadray or moving at any point. I get carsick from a/c for some reason, so never really kept up with it in my cars. I will have p/s with the ls1 installed, will be somewhat nice to get back and wont add much weight to the front.
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