I was trying to up with ideas on how to lighten this car up, has any done anything to accomplish this yet? I am not going to remove my interior, but I have thought of hood,trunk,suspension mods to help. Anyone know how much our wheels weigh?
Be sure and follow part 1,2, and 3 as each has good points.
If you are REALLY serious about weight in addition to the above artice you could eliminate the A/C (20 lbs), move to manual steering (30 lbs), and replace the clutch/flywheel (30 lbs). These with the above links changes should remove about 210 lbs! But they are a little extreme for a car I am still making payments on.
I really like the reversal of the diminishing returns rule and the fact that a pound off helps ALL aspects of performance, not just 1/4 miles.
Is it even worth putting a Bullitt on a diet?The Bullitt weights 32XX lbs.That's not bad.If i remember right for every 100 lbs you remove you gain 1 tenth in the 1/4. If you are truning your Bullitt in to a serious race car then it's worth the diet.
I autocross not dragrace, so 1/4 mile times aren't my thing. I want to find out what I can do to lighten the car up to improve handling. Everything I read says the Bullitt weighs 3700 lbs. As far as I know the last Stangs to weigh 3200 lbs was 93 and under 94 and up weighs 3500 lbs. From what I have read our cars weigh more than a SVT Cobra Convertable. I was at the Autocross about a month ago and this bone stock ZX3 Focus was 3 seconds faster than me. As far as F stock went I was only a second off the pace and he had Stickies on. I have autocross experince and it was my first time out in the Bullitt. I normally run a ZX3 right along side the other one, time wise. I also have no desire to strip the car bare, I would of bought a race car if I wanted that. Also whoever said taking off the power steering would lighten it up by 20lbs needs a new scale.
According to the manufacturer the power to manual steering change results in just over 30lbs reduction.. however that is coming from the people trying to sell you the manual steering. Not trying to be argumentative, just sourcing my information.
My apologize, Most of what I have read says that the stang is heavier ever since 94. I will have to weigh it.
I build the 4.6 that goes in the Explorer and the pump itself probably weighs 3lbs and the rack is one piece? I don't see the weight and whats this about power brakes? removing the p.s. affects the power brakes?
Compare the Bullitt to my ZX3 and it feels more than 700lbs heavier when driving. The Bullitt handles tons better than the Stock 2001 GT, thats why I bought it. I hope to find a way to improve on it. :smile:
I saw a Cobra R backseat delete kit for sale. The pics looked very professional. I'm not sure how much weight that would save but every little bit helps and it looks like you could easly replace the rear seat at a later date if needed.
I'm curious about the weight distribution. I have read that it heavly favor the nose. Would taking the rearseat out then just make that worse? If so, would that defeat the weight savings by making a good launch even more difficult?
hmm... so many questions, so many people with great experience to answer them. I love this web site!
So I weighed my Bullitt last night and it came to 3500 lbs with me and about 9 gallons of gas. I weigh 200, minus 55 or 60 lbs for gas the car weighs 3250. I was really surprised what I read in MM&FF about 3700 lbs.
I just read an article on Sparco seats. They have some made from fiberglass that weigh only 11 lbs. The Steel frame versions weigh about 19 lbs. I'm not sure what the stock seats weight but the driver's seat alone has to be atleast 50lbs with all the gizmos.
This would be a mod that is easy to undo in the future.
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