Light Weight 240z?
Posted 18 January 2007 - 10:46 PM
Just thought I'd post a pic to ask if any of you out there have tried to dramatically lower the weight of your z?
If so, what did you get it down to?
And more importantly where did you take the weight out from?
heres what I mean:
This is defly not for the stock/purest type of Z owner so please don't flame.
Posted 19 January 2007 - 12:20 PM
Fibre bonnet, perspex rear glass, no heater box, whatts as rims etc.
He runs DJM automotive & is a member here.
Posted 19 January 2007 - 01:43 PM
We have done the following to the car to lighten it:
:arrow: Stripped interior trim, leaving dash as standard, including all instruments
:arrow: removed heater box
:arrow: 'glass bonnet and front bar
:arrow: all windows except windscreen glass is replaced with lexcen
:arrow: removed all sound deadeneing and bitumen from under car, one of the worst jobs imaginable.
I still run the following steel components:
:arrow: front guards, however these are very thin and a re actually lighter than fibreglass, also are damaged less when hit, or hit something..
Other weight is saved by using a R180 diff plus the brakes are lighter than standard, using Willwood calipers up front and Saab down the back.
The exhaust exits out the side saving some weight.
We also only use about half the number of bolts the factory did to hold things together, ie front guards held on by not much more than hope a prayer and about 6 bolts.
Wheels are two piece light weight alloys to also help save some unsprung weight.
Extra weight is put back with fire extinguisher, cage, and strut brace plus stitched seam welded front.
Posted 20 January 2007 - 07:26 PM
fibreglass Hatch bonnet and front guards
perspex in all windows execpt front
everything stripped out
but I did add a cage and bigger brakes and 16x10 wheels
Posted 20 January 2007 - 08:28 PM
might just be picking mine up tmrw :twisted:.
Posted 21 January 2007 - 09:22 AM
Has costs and stuff aswell
Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:37 PM
I've never raced cars but on a serious note, at a competative level do drivers get to a point where their own weight loss becomes an issue???
Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:46 PM
Posted 23 January 2007 - 04:55 PM
Posted 23 January 2007 - 09:33 PM
Posted 23 January 2007 - 09:40 PM
Posted 23 January 2007 - 10:34 PM
...ah enough silliness back to drilling holes in our cars! :lol:
Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:29 PM
Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:58 PM
The bloke I bought my Simmons from on the Westsieed had taken out the boot metal or something because there wasnt a boot, just the shape of the bottom of the car. Had a few strengthening things in there but the main one was the crazy cage.
Posted 24 January 2007 - 12:11 AM
Posted 24 January 2007 - 07:05 AM
The race magazine I mentioned actually did a cost per kilo on the zed they lightened (cromole cage, acrylic windows, lighter wheels etc) and they worked out it was $200 (aus dollars) per kilo!!!!!
So I think you guys might have a few grand worth
Posted 24 January 2007 - 07:34 AM
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