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    Itemized Weight Reduction

    I couldn't find any threads with itemized weights, so I decided to make one while gutting my daily. These are all parts off an 87 325i vert. I weighed in at 2,880 on a quarter tank of gas without me in it. I've yet to weigh in since I stated removing parts, going back soon though. Hope this helps anyone trying to decide whether or not they wanna remove something.

    rear seat backrest with headrests and headrest brackets
    -20

    rear seat bottom bench
    -11

    carpet
    -32

    rear door cards
    -10

    floor mats (not including drivers mat)
    -4.15

    dash with all vent plastics
    -15.75

    HVAC box (no heater core)
    -12.95

    heater core with both pipes
    -3.45

    AC components (I think I might've only gotten 80% of the pieces)
    -16.70

    various plastics (seatbelt cover, door sill, seat vents, etc)
    -8.45

    unneeded wires (HVAC, heated seats,etc) still have more to go
    -2.55

    glovebox including top and side plastics
    -4.5

    both center consoles (including BMW car phone; awesome, I know)
    -4.90

    tar under rear seats
    -3.30

    tar from rear floor
    -1.70

    tar from driver side front
    -3.55

    tar from passenger front
    -1.20

    tar from center console front & rear (more to remove since dash is gone)
    -1.70

    I still have plenty of things to remove. Idk how useful this thread will be, but I will keep it updated as I go. Once I get as much weight out as possible, I will then start to replace parts with CF and FRP. Finally once the car is at its lightest, I will add weight back in where needed to correct the weight distribution.

    If you guys have any questions let me know. Hopefully all the weights are mostly the same from verts to coupes to sedans.
    Last edited by J.Rizo; 07-13-2015, 01:58 PM.
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    #2
    good list. Wish I had done this out of curiosity (granted my M10 318 started about 400lbs lighter than yours lol). Keep it up.

    Do a manual window conversion and then you'll see some significant weight come off. Those motors and all the wiring/switches are pretty heavy.
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      #3
      Originally posted by J.Rizo View Post
      AC components (I think I might've only gotten 80% of the pieces)-16.70.
      Is this lbs? When I weighed my complete AC set up including condenser and aux fan I got 18kg/39lb.

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        #4
        Originally posted by irish44j View Post
        good list. Wish I had done this out of curiosity (granted my M10 318 started about 400lbs lighter than yours lol). Keep it up.

        Do a manual window conversion and then you'll see some significant weight come off. Those motors and all the wiring/switches are pretty heavy.
        thanks man! and yeah non verts definitely have a head start haha.
        I've been thinking about that, but I love the convenience of the power windows. I'm especially gonna love it when I get the one touch conversion. so for now they'll stay manual. but maybe I'll switch down the road.
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        Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
        Just remember next time you hear "late night when you need my love" I'm gonna be sitting somewhere way more bitchin' than you, driving or not.

        BUY MY BUGATTI WHEELS:
        http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=377693

        WRITEUP TO MY RHD SWAP:

        http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=371904

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          #5
          Originally posted by Hooffenstein HD View Post
          Is this lbs? When I weighed my complete AC set up including condenser and aux fan I got 18kg/39lb.
          yeah I think I still think I have some lines to go. I got really confused though because one of the hoses that went to the AC also went to a bunch of other stuff its a long explanation but yeah I need to take a second look at it and make sure I got all the parts. because yeah it's in pounds and my weight is nowhere near 39 pounds...
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          @joshua.j.rizo

          Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
          Just remember next time you hear "late night when you need my love" I'm gonna be sitting somewhere way more bitchin' than you, driving or not.

          BUY MY BUGATTI WHEELS:
          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=377693

          WRITEUP TO MY RHD SWAP:

          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=371904

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            #6
            I don't have an exact weight, but there is a piece of press board under the spare tire. It's pretty weighty... I'd have to say at least 10 pounds.

            I only put in in during the winter along with my mini patio stones to add weight to the rear for winter driving.
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              #7
              Originally posted by J.Rizo View Post
              yeah I think I still think I have some lines to go. I got really confused though because one of the hoses that went to the AC also went to a bunch of other stuff its a long explanation but yeah I need to take a second look at it and make sure I got all the parts. because yeah it's in pounds and my weight is nowhere near 39 pounds...
              compressor is a solid 25 lbs alone.
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                #8
                I have a question... why?

                edit: also this: http://www.e30tech.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8331
                Last edited by 2mAn; 06-30-2015, 09:30 PM.
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                    #10
                    I'm doing the same thing.I'm trying to shed another 150lbs but my cars already stripped, its somewhat difficult lol. I've even thinned out the body harness. going to have to start cutting and replacing things with fiberglass and carbon fiber.

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                      #11
                      but iirc the compressor cant just be unbolted/removed?..dont u have to remove something first to get to it?...
                      I love sitting down and just driving!

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                        #12
                        I have stripped a lot of weight out of my 89 vert but failed to weigh anything. I think that even with the m30 swap it weighs less than stock. I hope to get it corner weighted this year just for curiosity sake.

                        What's been removed:

                        All A/C components
                        spare tire
                        factory amp
                        all central locking components and wiring
                        some other interior wiring
                        power antenna
                        stock battery
                        metal from both bumpers as well as the mounts
                        stock exhaust
                        stock engine harness
                        extra padding from under carpet
                        all sound deadening material from floor
                        engine compartment insulation
                        engine bay cowl cover insulation
                        stock seats
                        third brake light

                        Stuff added but which still reduces weight some:
                        D force 15x7 with 225/50/15
                        UUC bbk
                        M3 control arms
                        trunk mounted battery but lighter than stock
                        CF hood
                        Recaro LS-b seats
                        IE 25/19 sways may weigh less than stock up front due to hollow bar?
                        single 2 1/2" exhaust from headers back
                        15 lb. 533i flywheel

                        I added a nice Lukebox and amp (probably 60 pounds) but at least its in the right spot. I probably missed a few small things give or take.
                        Last edited by Bearmw; 12-11-2015, 04:43 PM.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by JRKOUPE View Post
                          but iirc the compressor cant just be unbolted/removed?..dont u have to remove something first to get to it?...
                          remove from bracket?
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                            #14
                            Passenger: 180 lbs.

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                              #15
                              Have you deleted your power steering yet? The pump, reservoir and all the lines have some decent weight to them

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