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Old 09-03-2005, 02:44 AM   #1
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in ligh tof the fact that it just cost me $50 to fill my tank im seriously tihnking about weight reduction, im talking pretty severe here, i made some rough calculations and think ican remove about 500 pounds removing the right stuff, of course this includes most of the interior tirm which would be ugly, any thoughts/suggestions?
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as I've said before in other posts, if you're so worried about weight to gut your entire interior don't you think that you're probably driving the wrong kind of car?
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Weight reduction won't do much for fuel mileage. Only for launching at the track. If 500 pounds saved you .5 mpg, I'd be surprised.

Inflate your tires to the max, and keep your foot out of it.
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What'* the point of having a gutted bonneville? Ehh :(
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What'* the point of having a gutted bonneville? Ehh :(
Gutting is for airboxes..not interiors
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as I've said before in other posts, if you're so worried about weight to gut your entire interior don't you think that you're probably driving the wrong kind of car?
i am driving the wrong kind of car, im a poor college student, so i'm currently in the market for another car, i want something good on gas but i dont have too much $ and i cant sell my car first, ill have to either find a trade or get a new car first then sell the bonne cuz at the moment i cant go even 1 day w/o a car
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what kind of fuel milage you getting.
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C'mere Masterbm He has a bonne...I think we've more than established the mileage for a bonneville many times. May I suggest editing your post.
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what kind of fuel milage you getting.
im not sure about city but im getting about 28 highway with the a/c on for defogging, im gonna try to slow down on my trip back to college and see how much better i can do
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think about it this way. You get around 28 MPG. Do you know what econo cars like the Civic and Corolla get? They really don't get THAT much better than what you are getting right now. The corolla gets mid 30'* and I'm sure the Civic is pretty similar. This is for a small, SLOW, cramped car. Add in the fact that the insurance will be higher and you will have to pay for another new car, you won't be saving money. You're best off to keep what you have.
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