There is really no reason to do the A/C delete if you're not removing the compressor. That's 11lb of the maybe 18lb total you can remove between the compressor, lines, and condensor.
If you want to keep power steering you can route a 1700mm belt (dayco 5070670) like this:
Nah, the main person I saw left the lines and everything in place too - just ran a shorter belt to free up power.
I don't want to keep it . I actually had that dayco belt before I decided to delete PS.If you want to keep power steering you can route a 1700mm belt (dayco 5070670) like this:
Driving on the road, dunno. I'll get back to you in September lol. I imagine like @MDORPHN said it would be rather difficult to steer; however, I'm on a 4.5" wide front tire and will likely weigh 2700-2800 lbs.....and going in a straight line mostly. The only time I'll take the car out on the road is to cars and coffee or something.How is the car without power steering?
I'm going as far as I can minus modifying OEM body panels I think. Some of the classes I want to run at SCT and IFO still require unaltered body panels.because the weather has been nice e and these thread bumps have me motivated. But I dont think stripping out carpets, plastic and sound deadening is her idea of quality time together
Eh, depends on the extent imo. My car isn't a true daily driver even though I take it to work 4 minutes away most days of the week right now (its summer here in Chicago) so I do think I can get away with more than most street cars, but theres certainly things you can toss or replace with lighter parts and stay comfortable. You surely wont ever hit 2300lbs on a commuter car, but shaving a hundred or two is definitely possible I think. Some sound deadening, control arms, wheels, brakes, engine bay junk... like mentioned earlier, the little stuff adds up and all you need is that tenth of a second to win a race Weight savings isn't worth it IMO for a daily driven car. I've already weighed the PS stuff if your interested, I'll post it later tonight.
Some of the classes I want to run in require factory body panels and/or glass. So I likely won't be going fiberglass or lexan. The only thing I could do I think is put the M3 carbon roof on.Anybody considered the CF doors? Pretty sure its e92 only, but man theres some weight in those things. The cost has kept me away for a while, but I've thought about it.
Me too. I actually removed my front crash bar to offset the weight of the massive intercooler. I'm debating on cutting up my front bumper to expose more of the intercooler too. I'm waiting to see how my IAT's are first though.Save weight off the nose of the car, 20% more flow to your IC(in theory). Granted you have a bumper cover in the way still but it would help.
We're right now planning to cut out the center portion of the crash beam on my 1M to get more unobstructed flow to the intercooler. We'll probably weld some tubular steel across the divide. I'll then be venting my bumper cover.Me too. I actually removed my front crash bar to offset the weight of the massive intercooler. I'm debating on cutting up my front bumper to expose more of the intercooler too. I'm waiting to see how my IAT's are first though.
*Disclaimer... this is a track car and I understand the risk of removing the crash bar entirely*
I searched for one for about a week and contacted a couple fabricators, even posted in a thread here about getting one developed, but decided to go this route. Down to about 8 or 10lbs from 22.has anyone made a tubular crash bar to replace the heavy steel crash bar?