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

    1. 01-03-2005 09:10 PM #101
      you could also replace lots of bolts with lots of zip ties thos things are light

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      01-03-2005 09:16 PM #102
      what the flippity ****.
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      01-03-2005 09:18 PM #103
      If you wanted to take off your doors fenders and bumpers would that be legal in an autocross? I was thinking you could take out your seats and use a lawn chair too, and instead of a helmet you could have an egg crate.
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    4. 01-03-2005 09:21 PM #104
      i also heard if you drink diet coke with no ice you can loose weight too..

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      01-03-2005 09:56 PM #105
      No you drink it with ice of course. That is the thermogenic effect of calories, haven't you ever read T Mag? http://www.t-nation.com/
      Also could you remove the hood and replace it with a piece of really tightly stretched lycra shorts?
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      01-03-2005 10:40 PM #106
      i was suprised how heavy the head liner in my car was when i pulled it out....didn't look likeit would be any thing but it is.

    7. 01-03-2005 11:40 PM #107
      Quote, originally posted by reillymk2 »
      my beast is totally stripped.....next you should try driving with a quarter tank in the car..........lose a poopload of weight.

      yes, gasoline is 6.7 pounds per gallon

    8. 01-03-2005 11:49 PM #108
      Quote, originally posted by jazz_worthing »
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      the belt anchor bolts need a socket with extended bar to loosen. MUCH easier. After you remove the seat belt latches get up under the speaker tray and remove the coiled up belt mechanism used for the 3pt belts. You could soak the bolts with some p-oil or the like to loosen them.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
      Do you mean a breaker bar?
      What do you guys use to take off your axle nuts?
      I got myself a Craftsman breaker . . . about $35.

      I broke three 1/2" Craftsman breaker bars in about three hours trying to get a rear axle nut off of an aircooled. The same guy was there everytime I went back, and he tried to sell me some 3/4" drive tools. I told him I would if the breaker bars weren't free

    9. 10-21-2010 06:10 PM #109
      old but AWESOME thread, you're getting resurrected

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      10-21-2010 06:19 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by seafoamcarrot View Post
      you could also replace lots of bolts with lots of zip ties thos things are light
      Quote Originally Posted by Blitz16v View Post
      what the flippity ****.
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      10-21-2010 07:09 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by 87GolfKart View Post
      what about the driver lose some weight huh?
      That's what i did! man! that made one hell of a difference!
      Any VWs made after 92 are usually only good for drive train donors.

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      10-21-2010 07:48 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by VdubLuv82 View Post
      i was suprised how heavy the head liner in my car was when i pulled it out....didn't look likeit would be any thing but it is.
      is that sarcasm? I pulled a headliner out of a gti at the junkyard, must have weighed about 4 lbs.

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      10-21-2010 08:43 PM #113
      i r useful thread!

      I'm at 2,240 lbs (both seats)/2,205 lbs (pass seat removed) last weighed.

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      Wheels are 16" BBS RK; 33.5 lbs complete per corner...wheels are 16 lbs bare, tires are 18 lbs.

      Retained: Power windows, everything under the dash. Full interior save for rear seats.
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      10-21-2010 11:54 PM #114
      dont forget the towe clips in the bumpers and the tie down points up front... useful be not necessary

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      10-22-2010 12:13 AM #115
      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...

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      10-24-2010 04:27 AM #116
      I will replace my hood hatch and roof for carbon items,the doors will be replaced by polyester ones
      inside all plastic parts and floorcarpet removed even the metal where the rear bench is sitting on i have cut out,also carbon fiber gt3 seats
      also very important the wheels i will change them for magnesium bbs racing wheels light wheigt alcon four pot calipers
      no heater at all i will use an electric heated front screen as used in some rally cars
      oh and taken off allunderseal underneath and inside the wheel arches
      only one minor thing is the roll cage that i won't take out sorry!
      hopefully this link will work
      http://www.golfmk2.be/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8197


      greetz skywalker

    17. 10-27-2010 09:44 AM #117
      the link doesnt work. Also where can you get mk2 doors that ARENT steel? i have been looking for places but no one seems to sell CF doors or even trunk! lol

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      10-27-2010 10:30 AM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by jabutimbi View Post
      the link doesnt work. Also where can you get mk2 doors that ARENT steel? i have been looking for places but no one seems to sell CF doors or even trunk! lol
      No sorry indeed it doesn't work
      In the next few weeks i shall open my own topic for some nice photos
      I bought my bootlid hood and roofskin at performance trim they offer very good quality for a desent price,thats because you can choose for different variations,full carbon or just the outside carbon and the inner part in polyester so you can check their website www.performance-trim.com
      As for my doors i boughy them at ebay.de they sell them for 450,00 euro's for the both,the quality of these i don't know because i will have them next week wednesday or thursday so i keep you posted
      Here a link to the doors http://cgi.ebay.de/1-Satz-GFK-Turen-...item2308293e72 the nice thing about these doors is that you can use your original windows and as for the wheigt difference between carbon items and polyester is really minimal as far for the price i had contact with the guys in germany and in carbonfiber they are 1500,00 euros so thats quite a difference
      good luck with your search

      greetz skywalker
      Last edited by skywalker38; 10-27-2010 at 10:33 AM. Reason: wrong website

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      10-27-2010 02:49 PM #119
      Anybody see the mythbusters episode, where they blast a MKII base model Golf up into the air using water pressure?

      At the begining they are like this car weighs 3150lbs according to the door sticker.....ummm read that again fellows.
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    20. 10-27-2010 05:26 PM #120
      Ahh thanks for posting man, I just realized that most of you are talking about golfs i have a mk2 jetta. Finding a LW trunk/doors is just insane lol I don't have the means of making an accurate fiberglass mould or else I'd probably attempt it

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      10-27-2010 08:09 PM #121
      Well lets start over.

      The Basic stuff you can do to remove weight, without affecting daily usage.

      -remove spare tire & jack
      -remove trunk floor mat
      -remove trunk carpet side lining
      -remove rear speakers (and any amps & subs obviously)
      -remove stereo altogether (if you can handle MK2 noise 24-7, I can't)
      -remove front sub-frame counter weight, if so equipped
      -remove lower dash knee-bars if so equipped
      -remove power steering pump, bracket, lines & reservoir (install manual rack or drain most of the fluid out and tie the lines together somehow)
      -remove A/C compressor, evap, condenser, etc.
      -change from power windows doors, to manual doors, and remove associated wiring, switches and relays (this is a giant PITA!)

      Now it starts getting into safety, and functionality compromises

      -remove rear bumper rebar, and attach cover direct to supports (smalls)
      -remove front rebar and attach cover direct to supports (small)
      (that trick may work on big bumpers, no idea?)
      -cut out door side reinforcement beams

      You won't miss that stuff day to day.......unless you crash

      -remove rear seat
      -remove rear shelf carpet
      -remove under floor carpet sound deadening
      -remove floor carpet
      -remove passenger seat
      -remove all HVAC (heater core, box, controls, ducts etc)
      -remove dash

      and then just keep removing **** until you hate to drive it (you will) or hit a weight you're happy with. You can go to extremes like cutting out the door, trunk, and hood skin X-braces. Scraping the factory undercoating off the underside of the car. Removing fender liners, replacing windows with lexan etc.

      But that stuff is pretty much for drag only cars.
      Last edited by G60 Carat; 10-28-2010 at 01:33 AM.
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      10-28-2010 01:30 AM #122
      For the big bumper guys...I've seen something similar. Un-bolt the bumper steel from the brackets, and attach the plastic directly to the brackets via hood pins. If the sides are too floppy, you can add pins there too if need be.

      Definitely not safe in the event of a bad accident, but...it's likely 40+ lbs of weight loss with front and rear combined.
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      10-28-2010 01:40 AM #123
      My rear rebar is gone, but I kept the front. My logic was that next to no other car on the road lines up the bumper, and there is all that trunk to go through first anyways.
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    24. 10-28-2010 08:42 AM #124
      yea that's true, I have a question guys. I'm not really up to speed on the jargon but:

      -What is the "knee bar", where is it and what does it do?
      -What counter weight do i keep hearing about? do MK2 jettas have this built in stock?

    25. 10-28-2010 08:51 AM #125
      also, what are the weights (if anyone knows offhand) of a VR6 12vengine and a 1.8L 8v

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