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#1 palmer

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:47 PM

Is there any significant way to reduce weight on a Vx? Or is it just loads of little bits? Cheers

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:48 PM

Off course it just depends on how much cash you want to spend

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:50 PM

Go on a diet. Obviously will be better for some than others

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 06:14 PM

Is it going to be a road/track car or just track only? If the latter, there's plenty you can shed.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 06:24 PM

I read a really good post a while back,the guy stripped everything and replaced with carbon and allsorts.. must have spent some big money1 Im sure he shed around 150kg.Someone should dig it out as i am a noob :wacko:

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 06:33 PM

There's quite a few threads where people have stripped out their cars, have a look at this one.. http://www.vx220.org...o-on-the-forum/

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 06:40 PM

Go on a diet. Obviously will be better for some than others

Now you tell me!! After I've just ordered the mixed special kebab!!!!!!!

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:03 PM

Wheels are probably first, rotating mass makes a huge difference to any vehicle Carbon trim saves a few kg. Sound proofing removal about 5-6 kg including whats behind the rear bulkhead. Carbon seats saves 10kg plus Subframes 2-4 kg Floor mats are a kilo The list is endless..... How deep are your pockets ???? And I have lost 7 kilos this year.... It's much cheaper...

Edited by Simonk0_0, 01 April 2011 - 07:04 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:04 PM

I think your carbon trim and sound proofing weights are a bit exaggerated to be honest.... I would love a set of your subframes though!!!

Edited by joe_589, 01 April 2011 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:11 PM

I'd be careful on removing all the sound deadening on anything other than a track dedicated car. Its loud enough and it gets freekin' loud if you remove all that.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:28 PM

I'd be careful on removing all the sound deadening on anything other than a track dedicated car. Its loud enough and it gets freekin' loud if you remove all that.


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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:32 PM

You can have a look here
My link

In French but the pictures speak for themselves.
Chris (V) and Rapidos (Rugissante) (involved in above topic) are on this forum.

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#13 Simonk0_0

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:47 PM

I think your carbon trim and sound proofing weights are a bit exaggerated to be honest....

I would love a set of your subframes though!!!



Joe,
I weighed ever bit I removed, the rear bulkhead sticky was over 3/4 kg , let alone the foam.
Boot carpet and soundproofing too

There was 224 grams of sticky goo and filler below my drivers sill alone.
Rear speakers gone

I have removed everything but the plAstic bulkhead and thats going now..... But the car is a toy not for transport, so we can live with the added, very nice noise.....
Stereo is going, sorted the bluetooth apple Thingy, that's another 2 kg

Watch this space for subframes.........

I have found a source .....looking at £30 each....

Edited by Simonk0_0, 01 April 2011 - 07:51 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:55 PM

Is there any significant way to reduce weight on a Vx? Or is it just loads of little bits?

Cheers


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Posted 01 April 2011 - 08:08 PM

That weight reduction thread is extreme! Some serious effort expended there. It did make me realise how much extra sound deadening there is in a tubby. Its a thin piece of sheet wadding behind my parcel shelf not the proper moulded foam bit I saw there.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 08:18 PM

Carbon TRIM still weighs more than NO trim ;)

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 08:30 PM

Carbon TRIM still weighs more than NO trim ;)



Yeah but I love shiny carbon stuff......

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 08:36 PM


Carbon TRIM still weighs more than NO trim ;)



Yeah but I love shiny carbon stuff......



No point backing weight out if you are going to be half arsed about it :P

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 08:49 PM

Hmm tubbies must have a different sound proofing setup to the nas then!! Bloody lard arses :lol: chinky chinky

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 08:54 PM

Hmm tubbies must have a different sound proofing setup to the nas then!! Bloody lard arses :lol: chinky chinky



Oh god yes loads more.....

It's to dampen the noise from the extra power :gayfight:

Na's don need it as they are so quiet and ........ gay.......




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