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Dammit
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full tank of fuel in this picture, made a few changes since but nothing huge.



I'm going to add more power, rather than stripping weight out.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be really interested to see what power / torque it produces when you're done. For me 3.7 + some bits and bobs was the limit of cost/benefit.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suspect I'm going to have to leave the deck-lid off:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll be worth it! Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RankBajin wrote:
Really? That's disappointing.

I was thinking of the battery, dash, and bonnet next.


It was, however upon reflection I personally think the numbers that are banded about forums are exaggerated and set unrealistic expectations.

The weights quoted for parts removed are usually correct, however its the base weight of the cars that appear to be largely underestimated.

You can see from Dammits car 1492Kgs, less 62kg for fuel still puts it at circa 1430kg.

Odessey battery gives excellent weight saving bang for buck, circa 12Kg for £150.

Dash delete give 1Kg for about the same money.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. I'd be interested to know the genuine weight of a bog standard early C2... I was working from 1320-1350 kgs depending on options. I wonder how much heavier a convertible like Dammit's is? I would have thought 100kgs or so...

Never mind, I suppose the ultimate weight is moot as it's all relative.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porsche has a 996.1 as being 1320Kg, this seems total BS, I have taken 100kg's out of mine which would mean with an interior and two seats it would weight 20Kg's lighter than a full blown stripped out PCGB race car.

I previously found this info which seems more realistic.

C2 Manual 1370 kg to 1480 kg
C2 Tip 1425 kg to 1535kg

C2 Cab Manual 1450 kg to 1540 kg
C2 Cab Tip 1450 kg to 1540 kg

Ultimately as you say its moot, regardless of where you start, everything you remove helps.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting read,

plate on my C4S read 1870kg so much heavier then C2 Surprised
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

77szymon wrote:
Interesting read,

plate on my C4S read 1870kg so much heavier then C2 Surprised


It's that big fat bum! Grin
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