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Have stripped out my car over the months and today weighed a few bits .

Battery - 13.64kg
Roof Glass inc seals, motor, inside panel - 25kg
Battery cable - larger of the two red ones - 2.3kg
Chrome petrol cap and emergency release pull - 0.68kg
Battery box and heatshield underneath - 4.55kg
Electric Window mechanism per side - 2.5kg
Under bonnet insulation
Firewall insulation pad. 4.9. (10.8)
Boot with glass, no wiper. 12.7 (28.0)
A/C compressor. 5.4 (12.0)
A/C-heater-blower assembly. 8.5 (18.6)
Brake booster. 2.7 (6.0)
Four gas struts for boot/bonnet. 1.0 (2.3)
Clutch/brake pedal assembly 2.9 (6.5)
Steering wheel airbag. 1.4. (3.1)
Upper steering column. 3.7 (8.1)
DSC pump. 2.5 (5.6)
Interior fuse panel. 0.7 (1.5)
Engine fuse/relay box. 0.9 (2.0)
Bonnet latches 0.9 (1.9)

Inner arch skins -no paint- 2kg

Door + Internals (No panel, with-out glass ) 23kg
Front side windows----- windows weight 8.1kg (4.05kg each)

Rear bench + Cargo cover: 16.1kg
Rear head rests: 1.8kg

Front seat - each
Door cards
Rear side panels
Boot panel
Speakers
radio

passenger dash airbag
Rear side windows------ All weigh in at 17.2kg and the plastic lexan

Rear window-----------
Rear control arms
Rear Anti Roll bar stock vs Ireland Engineering - 1.4kg weight saving
Rear steel training arms - no hubs vs Alloy R56 arms - 2.5kg weight saving

Standard manifold and cat vs Janspeed

Also removed the stock clutch/flywheel but the CM one was on before I thought to weight it :mads:-- stock flywheel 12.7Kg CM 5kgs

I have removed the steel trailing arms , upper control arms , Rear AR bar and will post up another day as to what weight they are .
 

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I thought that you folks were already using kilograms:)

But especially the info re. roof glass was interesting. Have been thinking about replacing that w/ polycarbonate some day...btw was it the GLASS ONLY? So on top of that seals, motor, and panels? So all included this is what, close to 50lbs?
 

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Couldn't work out how to change my scales:lol::blush:
 

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It'd be nice to post here all the bits stripped from the cars. So everyone could figure out how much weight can be removed from the car. :thumbup1:
 

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It'd be nice to post here all the bits stripped from the cars. So everyone could figure out how much weight can be removed from the car. :thumbup1:

I will be trying to add more bits and then I'll try and put it into some kind of table . And I figured out the scales to KG ( it was on the back :blush:)

Oli- cheers for offer but will run with just plastic cap with a flat flap over it .


If anybody thinks of something post up - It's not 100% scientific but near enough as having a poo will make up the fluctuations:eek:hmy:
 

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My $0.02:

Rear bench + Cargo cover: 16.1kg
Rear head rests: 1.8kg
= total 17.9kg
(this is the OEM, NOT leather)

Interior mats: 2.0kg
Jack: 2.0kg

Braille B14115 Carbon Fiber Battery: 5.2kg

Btw if we get this thread really going, it could be perhaps stickied?
 
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I thought that you folks were already using kilograms:)

But especially the info re. roof glass was interesting. Have been thinking about replacing that w/ polycarbonate some day...btw was it the GLASS ONLY? So on top of that seals, motor, and panels? So all included this is what, close to 50lbs?
We removed the entire unit on one of our earlier cars and I think that it came in at just under 55 lbs.
This is a great thread by the way . Lets all try to contribute.

Randy
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I cut out the door bars and the inner skin today - it weighed in at 2.55kg per side .

I've ended up putting the Window sliders in but removed the motors and cables etc so now I have my Plastic Windows in - just a few little touches to finish them off as without the motors I need to create a wind deflector and a clip to stop them blowing out

Didn't worry quite so much about my gut at tea !
 

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Looking forward to the final weigh in, Should be interesting to see how much you've lost :w00t:
 

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Sounds epic Nige, you are really going for it!

Do you use yours as a road car too or is it literally built for track now?
 

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Sounds epic Nige, you are really going for it!

Do you use yours as a road car too or is it literally built for track now?
Just track now mate :tongue_smilie:
 

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Looking forward to the final weigh in, Should be interesting to see how much you've lost :w00t:
I'm so sad I even took the washer hose out and the passenger wiper yesterday !
 

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I'm so sad I even took the washer hose out and the passenger wiper yesterday !
Every little helps :tongue_smilie:, That .0001 of a kilo could make all the difference :wink:
 

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Need to get this fibreglass boot , bonnet, carbon roof all sorted though- Hopefully won't be too long until the supplier is ready
 
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