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I'm trying to get info as to where I could shave some weight off of the 850 wagon. I already took out the spare tire but was wondering where the bumbells are that weigh the car down.
 

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Re: Lose weight in the 855. (code-man850)

An 850 is very light by today's standards, something around 3250-3300 lbs. TOPS for a wagon.<br>Not a whole lot more you can remove for the street unless you wanrt to make it a true race car then out with all the seats (except the driver's) a lightweight race seat in its place, door panels off, insulation removed, etc
 

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Start by taking any misc. stuff out of the car. You already got the spare tire. Third Row seat if you have it. <p>After that pretty much just the seats like JRL said....<p>Oh maybe something a little less obvious, your wheels and tires. You can get aftermarket wheels that are pretty lightweight and pay attention to tire size and weight also.<p>You could get rid of your regular exhaust and go to some kind of shortened exhaust.<p>One more, go on a diet. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Lose weight in the 855. (code-man850)

what are you trying to accomplish? a lot more weight could be removed behind the driver.. but that leaves the front even heavier.
 

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Re: Lose weight in the 855. (code-man850)

What do <B>you</B> weigh??
 

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Re: Lose weight in the 855. (850arrrsaylikepirate)

I'm a skinny 6'-1" 160lbs. I read somewere that the 850 wagon weighed in at 4200lbs. I will be looking at some rim and tire combos now. Thanks
 

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Wagon is around 3350, car is about 3180
 

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Re: Lose weight in the 855. (code-man850)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>code-man850</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm a skinny 6'-1" 160lbs.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hehehe I was kidding, (sorta).
 

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Re: Lose weight in the 855. (850arrrsaylikepirate)

you can(for starters) kill 2 birds with 1 stone and replace the suitcase muffler with a lighter more compact muffler, while improving sound and performance as well. that's what i did. the suitcase muffler is easily over 40 lbs, while the magnaflow i bought is about 6.
 

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Re: Lose weight in the 855. (code-man850)

my 94 850 Turbo sedan weighs 3500 with me in it and about 12 gallons of gas with a full interior. im about 180 lbs. My 93 850 5 speed with me in it 1 seat and no spare tire only front door speakers and a 12" sub with small amp weighed 3240 with full tank of gas.
 
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