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320touring
11-10-2006, 08:14 PM
Got my 318iS now, and It came to me sans

Carpets
Door cards
Glovebox
Centre console

How much further can I take the stripping?

got some sound deadening to do, and already removed boot carpets, anything else you can think of?


I'm limiting myself to lightening mods at the moment whilst I get used to the car, and also due to the fact that it's insured as a "normal car" ie no engine/susp/brake mods at the moment


oh and before anyone wisecracks, the diet is going well :thumb:

Floyd
11-10-2006, 08:22 PM
Central locking, elecy windows, aircon, sun visors, headlining, rear seats, speakers, rear seat belts and fill tyres with helium.

F

320touring
11-10-2006, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Oct 11 2006, 08:22 PM
Central locking, elecy windows, aircon, sun visors, headlining, rear seats, speakers, rear seat belts and fill tyres with helium.

F
nice work lad!

can feel some mighty stripping going on over the next week or two :thumb:

Nige
11-10-2006, 08:31 PM
I hear you can remove a great big chunk of metal out of the roof , angle grinder and brute force should do it :whistle:

I`d leave the sun visors myself... for when the sun is low on an evening.

PMSL @ Helium in tyres Floyd :lol:

Badger
12-10-2006, 09:38 AM
No get rid of sun visors then you can have a taste ful baseball cap for road use and a visor on the helmet for track use. I dont have sun visors in mine, and its a bit tricky sometimes but nothing a sticky strip and a cap doesnt sort.

Gary Kinghorn
12-10-2006, 09:45 AM
Seats, carpets, tar on the floor (around 7kg), door panels, roof lining, lecy motors, speaker looms, switches, rear seat belts,interior lights, basically everything which isnt 100% needed to make the car move, or fail an MOT...........

I think its fair to say you can get around 200KG out of a 325, so the saving should be the same in yours I assume.

Might be worth chatting to Johannes, he runs a 318is sucessfully.

Gary

Johannes
12-10-2006, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by Gutmann pug@Oct 12 2006, 09:45 AM
Might be worth chatting to Johannes, he runs a 318is sucessfully.
You could also take out the spare wheel and the tools in the bootlid, remove the center console, perhaps move the battery from the front to the back (that's already pretty hardcore). I've done nothing of that, btw, because I'm a lazy bastard :P

The only weight saving I did after buying the race-prepped-ish car is 1) throwing Christer's audio tapes out and 2) losing weight myself B)

Bye,
Johannes

Uncle Benz
12-10-2006, 08:29 PM
Take a look at the bumpers too. I can't remember specifically on the BM's but the reinforcers behind usually weigh a ton, and you aren't going to need them are you??

pete_rallye
12-10-2006, 08:48 PM
I think you need to change the question to "what can't be stripped out?" If you want a hardcore track beasty, all you need is a seat, some harnesses, 3 pedals and a steering wheel!

Get a big gay sun strip for sunny days!

Badger
13-10-2006, 09:05 AM
Originally posted by pete_rallye@Oct 12 2006, 08:48 PM
I think you need to change the question to "what can't be stripped out?" If you want a hardcore track beasty, all you need is a seat, some harnesses, 3 pedals and a steering wheel!

Get a big gay sun strip for sunny days!
Rev counter is useful, and a couple of warning lights, high water temp, low oil pressure.

Gary Kinghorn
13-10-2006, 09:12 AM
an engine might help too ;)

Simon
13-10-2006, 09:14 AM
Originally posted by Gutmann pug@Oct 13 2006, 10:12 AM
an engine might help too ;)
PMSL. Thats where Pete's trouble starts :(

Badger
16-10-2006, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by Simon@Oct 13 2006, 09:14 AM
PMSL. Thats where Pete's trouble starts :(
The joys of infernal combustion :lol:

taffy
24-10-2006, 12:27 PM
Don't forget all the bracketry, there's loads to be lost behind the dash and loads in the doors, you should be able to get close to about 1150kgs when fully stripped and then to get lowert it involved hard cash for lightweight bumpers, bonnet and boot etc.

Our interior (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/topwelshman/Cars/Race%20Cars/Inside.jpg)

Simon
24-10-2006, 12:38 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/topwelshman/Cars/Race%20Cars/Inside.jpg

Hell, you have even saved weight by not having a steering wheel :lol:

Gary Kinghorn
24-10-2006, 01:06 PM
Very good Simon :lol:

Stan
24-10-2006, 05:00 PM
Use the force to steer(said in Yoda style) :whistle: