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Old 08-06-2012, 10:06 AM
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people that have raced are less likely to test cars than people that have never been on a track,true. We know our blue car will be as fast or faster than the red car we had before. The people looking for a combination that will do X? have never raced or never raced what they are talking about.If someone sounds like a first timer or wants certain performance ,then testing should be included,,for proof. You also know that it takes more than a powerful engine to make the car quick or fast.

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eliminate the jute padding and trunk mat (if equiped) and install light weiht sound deadening material under the carpet that will save you up to 100 lbs even though it is a street car unless you have too have it look into removing the ac system or going with a light weight unit this can cut down on another 100lbs and look into replacing that heavy dash with a fiberglass on I replaced one in a firebird I owned years back and the dash pad weight was a unbelievable 65 lbs by itself with no gauges or components relocate the battery to the trunk and eliminate all unimportant brackets or construct some out of aircraft aluminum however this can become pricey there is no substitute for safety fiberglass street parts or bolt on parts really will not save that much weight for the price because of the reinforcements and the pin ons are flimsy because they have no reinforcements you actually have to construct your own but they are ultra light and the first time your tire throws a rock into it it will need bodywork in 77 the bandit , and rarer firehawk had plastic fender well options you can get restamped ones from yearone that will save a few pounds and stop mudpuddle splash frame connectors are a must weather they are bolt on or weldons invest in some aluminum body mounts also this will cut down on the rest of the body flex but being a street car do not install the radiator support ones unless you want to replace your radiator often
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