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On a SR, any idea how much weight we could shave off by removing basic things like seats, carpet, spare? Anything else pretty easy to remove?<br>Just wondering if it's worth the energy, or if it's only going to be 150 lbs or so.
 

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Re: How much weight could we take out for a track day? (kmagnuss)

the bottom to the rear seats pops right out on the SR.. not sure on the weight of it...<p>
 

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Re: How much weight could we take out for a track day? (lan)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the bottom to the rear seats pops right out on the SR.. not sure on the weight of it...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's mostly foam.. doesn't really weigh very much.
 

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Spare tire and jack .<p>everything else is waste or will throw a CEL <p><br>Other things you can remove but ....<p>Doors <br>Hood <br>Trunk <br>Rear Seats - bottom easy back total PIA <br>Passenger seat<br>Dash <br>Carpet <br>Trunk lining<p>should take less then 2hrs todo all that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>You would be better off ditching your pigs oh wait sorry pegs and getting a lighter wheel
 

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you could lose 80 pounds by taking out the passenger seat alone.... HUGE pain in the ass however...its the heaviest 80 pounds in the world to get out.<br>
 

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Maybe I'll just have my wife drive. That'll save me 100 lbs right there. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Just remember if you pull the passenger seat it will set an SRS code and as far as I know only the dealer or someone with VADIS or VIDA can reset those.<p>Other than the spare and jack its probably not worth removing much else unless you plan a dedicated stripping.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Oceans60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just remember if you pull the passenger seat it will set an SRS code and as far as I know only the dealer or someone with VADIS or VIDA can reset those. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I can concur on that one. I went to a BMW AutoX that was supposed to rain according to the weatherman. So I took out the subwoofer, the rear seats and floor panels in the rear. I estimate about 250 lbs lighter (by the way I've weighed my car on scales and it was 3950 lbs before the weight removal). To remove the rear seats you have to disconnect the connector to the belt tensioners, which sets the SRS code as Oceans60R suggests. I have the IPD diagnostics but it will not clear the codes. Bummer! The race turned out to be dry and the advantage of AWD in the rain was nullified. Darn! I still beat about half the people there.<br> Denny <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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hmmm, this thread begs the question:<p>Has anyone swapped the R seats for some sort of racing seat? I never would, but it'd be cool to see....
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>imageomega</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hmmm, this thread begs the question:<p>Has anyone swapped the R seats for some sort of racing seat? I never would, but it'd be cool to see....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The name Koropchak comes to mind...
 
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