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I can't locate the source at the moment, but I seem to recall a common metric being 10 lbs = 1 hp. So removiing 80lbs of stuff mathematically gives your a gross increase by about 8hp, for free. Of course, that's a lot of work and some compromise for a few of the removable items. But it depends on what you're after. 8hp could mean a few tenths in your lap times on a road course.

BTW I've recently lost 35 lbs (Bowflex ROCKS!), so I've already got 3.5 improvement for my car.

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I can't locate the source at the moment, but I seem to recall a common metric being 10 lbs = 1 hp. So removiing 80lbs of stuff mathematically gives your a gross increase by about 8hp, for free. Of course, that's a lot of work and some compromise for a few of the removable items. But it depends on what you're after. 8hp could mean a few tenths in your lap times on a road course.

BTW I've recently lost 35 lbs (Bowflex ROCKS!), so I've already got 3.5 improvement for my car.
you like your bowflex? thought about getting one.

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Do it. If you stick with it, it's amazing how quickly the pounds shed off. I havent moved on to "buffing up" phase yet. But I don't want to scare off the motivation too soon. lol

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the hotchkis sway bars are lighter, i dont remember where i read that, but my pops knows him, he's a member at the California Club, i asked him to see if he can get a good price on some sway bars, but he's not back from his vacation yet

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The fabric seats in your post... were they without the side airbags? If so, how much do you think they would add? I'm swapping in a set of Sparco Torino's which, while heavy, should help lose some weight.
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I am not sure. I am waiting o pull my seats out with airbags to verify this number.

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can someone weigh the Kinetix SSV?

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Springs (Stock and Eibach) : I can weigh the stocks
Headers: not taking these off, but hope someone else could chime in
Radiator: why? all of the aftermarket radiators may be lighter, but they hold extra water which will make them heavier
A-arms: The stock A-Arms are paper thin and feather light. All the aftermarket A-Arms are heavier
Swaybars (Hotchkis): There are a few people I know with Hotchkis bars sitting in their living room Maybe they will be kind and weight them for us.
When I get around to tearing the z apart I can weight the headers, cats, exhaust, intake plenum and pullies. Then I'll weight all the parts I put on and we can see the difference. Plus I would like to get rims too so maybe I can toss that in there also.
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