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Old 01-17-2005, 01:27 AM   #21
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Yup, I was thinking like removing:

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all removeable sheet-metal/plastic fenders, interior, unnecessary electrical components, no exhaust after the DP, skinnies in the rear, 245/50/16 tires on 16x8 GP crosslaces, etc...
HOLY HELL! You honestly think you're gonna go fast with those heavy wheels on there? The ones on my dads TGP weighed 55lbs. with bald tires on them (245/50'*). They are some of the heaviest wheels I have ever seen. Those wheels alone will slow you down a good tenth of a second. Go with some lightweight aftermarket wheels, or maybe GP 5 spokes, but the last wheel you want is the 16X8 crosslace. Try to get a narrow wheel if you can, it will be lighter. People run 245'* on 6.5" wheels all the time. I would go for like a 7" wheel at the widest.

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you need to hack the roof lowering it to help aerodinamics and some weight the biggest thing will be the glass though
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dont strip the exterior... just the interior
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[quote="dblack1"]dont strip the exterior... just the interior[/quote

would lowering it make the aerodynamics better?
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dont strip the exterior... just the interior
would lowering it make the aerodynamics better?
definatly, it would also make it corner better... also take off the mirrors
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