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    Thread: MK2 Weight reduction thread........

    1. Member URIN 2ND's Avatar
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      11-22-2010 05:15 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by bingbongplop3 View Post
      holy crap man, did you ever expect to take your mk2 this far?
      Well, it's pretty basic, nothing extravagant...just a few bolt-ons and moderate weight redux. But yeah, that's the whole reason I bought the car. I'll be shopping for a daily driver in the next few weeks, and the GTI will be demoted to weekend car status.

      PS...when are you gonna come up to GMR?

      PPS...did you get the info on D&D Machine in Huntington Beach? I'd recommend Don over there for engine work.
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      I believe rupaul is the tallest trans.

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      11-22-2010 06:53 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by URIN 2ND View Post
      Well, it's pretty basic, nothing extravagant...just a few bolt-ons and moderate weight redux. But yeah, that's the whole reason I bought the car. I'll be shopping for a daily driver in the next few weeks, and the GTI will be demoted to weekend car status.

      PS...when are you gonna come up to GMR?

      PPS...did you get the info on D&D Machine in Huntington Beach? I'd recommend Don over there for engine work.
      thats not even a demotion, its a promotion

      PS.. I'm down for gmr very soon I would like to get better brakes though I couldnt stop on an elephant

      PPS.. thats too far but I will call n get a quote I just need the valves seated, unless they offer me a great deal on the whole assembly
      Quote Originally Posted by rookdubdoc View Post
      I am fan of the MKVI's. Especially the GTI's. Can't wait until 10 years from now when I can afford one!

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      11-26-2010 03:43 PM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by URIN 2ND View Post

      Found a website in the UK that sells fiberglass and CF MK2 parts,
      Very interested! More info on this?
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      11-26-2010 03:50 PM #144
      Did anyone say weight reduction?

      Want to see fabrication? Look at my project car:
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      11-26-2010 04:24 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by G60 Carat View Post
      Very interested! More info on this?
      Same here.


      Quote Originally Posted by hiawata View Post
      Did anyone say weight reduction?

      <---jealous...

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      11-26-2010 06:49 PM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by hiawata View Post
      Did anyone say steroids?

      fixed

      jk I am jealous too
      Quote Originally Posted by rookdubdoc View Post
      I am fan of the MKVI's. Especially the GTI's. Can't wait until 10 years from now when I can afford one!

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      11-06-2011 07:22 AM #147
      bump for great thread.

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      11-06-2011 10:32 AM #148
      Really though? >a year old + nothing to contribute?

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      11-06-2011 11:07 AM #149
      just to keep the thread going. probably dropped 20lbs with the new seats, although that wasnt the intent.

      By ncbrock at 2011-09-20

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      11-06-2011 11:21 AM #150
      here some pics from my parts to contibute wheight saving




      fibre glass doors/carbon bootlid/carbon rooftop/carbon hood/fibregalss-carbon fenders/carbon seats
      no heater











      atl fuel cell in car












      this is where all things get in




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      Last edited by skywalker38; 11-06-2011 at 11:23 AM.

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      11-06-2011 11:31 AM #151
      Hey ncbrock, what kind of roll-bar is that - with the harness loops on the mid-section?

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      11-06-2011 05:41 PM #152
      Quote Originally Posted by Project_2501 View Post
      Hey ncbrock, what kind of roll-bar is that - with the harness loops on the mid-section?
      its just a harness bar, not a roll bar. although that is next on my list

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      11-06-2011 08:41 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by ncbrock View Post
      its just a harness bar, not a roll bar. although that is next on my list
      got more info on it? i want one also, but cant find any except on ebay.
      Besides that, my car is 2040 without driver and with 1/4 gas.
      whats left in the car: engine, trans, ome drivers seat, light weight carpet for looks but everything is gone under, non ac setup with heater, all 3 stress bars, dash.


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      11-06-2011 10:46 PM #154
      I bought an ebay one. It does its job just fine, I was surprised how nice it was when it arrived.

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      11-06-2011 11:58 PM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by ncbrock View Post
      I bought an ebay one. It does its job just fine, I was surprised how nice it was when it arrived.
      Nice. Can you find out which one it is?
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      06-23-2012 01:43 AM #156
      Figure I'll give this thread a bump with an update...

      Quote Originally Posted by ShotgunFacelift View Post
      I'm at ~2140lbs without driver. 92 8v on 16" Hockenheims, still have all the PS and A/C stuff (although A/C doesn't work and PS pump is on its way out). I have manual windows, removed rear seat and belts, spare tire and jack, subframe weight, rear wiper motor and windsheild washer reservoir, pump and lines.

      That's about all I can think of right now but I'm not upset at an ~2300lb weight w/ driver. Might do my carpet padding and sandbags tomorrow but who knows. I'd love to get my heater core and A/C back to working condition but that's more than I can afford right now, so it might come out too...
      First, let me say I must've been stoned when I posted this last as the number were a little... generous. I'd say when I wrote that I was at about 2200 lbs without me, about 2350 with. Since that post I've done an ABA swap, lost all my PS and A/C stuff in the engine bay, lost the sandbags and under carpet insulation. Still need to get a non-AC heater box (or just rip out my broken one :\) and non-A/C controls. I'd also like to get Euro under dash trays as I hate my knee bars but it looks like garbage with nothing there (still a street car). Weighed in at the dump a few weeks ago at ~2320 with me (~2160 without) for a savings of ~30 pounds. I want to lose some more but I've hit a wall as this is still somewhat of a daily...
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      06-23-2012 05:49 AM #157
      This is a great thread!


      Quote Originally Posted by hiawata View Post
      Did anyone say weight reduction?

      Whoa, Sting drives a MKII!
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      06-23-2012 06:42 PM #158
      weighed my gti this week, with a full tank of gas and a bag of tools in it, it weighed in at 1950.

      interior is completly stripped no carpet, two seats, no headliner, lexan front windows with stripped doors (no regulators or door handles.) heater box gone, dash is just carcaus no rebar held in with 4 bolts,


      rear windows are going to lexan next, along with loosing inner door skins, i drive this car daily and i unbolt the drivers window to role it down. its really fun with the 300 hp aba turbo in it.

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      06-24-2012 12:17 AM #159
      ^^ Well now I must demand pics.

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      07-17-2012 11:58 PM #160
      i will get some up.

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      07-18-2012 05:17 AM #161
      go on a diet, i've lost 10 pounds in 3 weeks

    22. 02-16-2013 05:05 AM #162
      Bumping this. I'll have stuff to contribute to the thread. I'll get my Jetta weighed once it's back on the road and list stuff and take pictures.
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