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Old 10-13-2003, 11:52 PM   #1
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weight reduction

im thinking about gutting my 86 325es, what all should i remove from the interior, and how much weight could i expect to drop? 3600 lbs thats way too much for me.
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Old 10-14-2003, 12:40 AM   #2
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WTF are you talking about. It weighs ~2750.
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Old 10-14-2003, 05:08 AM   #3
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There's almost nothing in your interior worth taking out. Maybe your passenger seat, and switch out the driver's seat for something light.
In the trunk you can get rid of your factory amp (if you have it), and all the sound deadening. That stuff can be up to like 50 lbs.

In the front: PS, AC, windshield washer resevoir...

Why are you gutting your car?
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Old 10-14-2003, 05:50 AM   #4
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umm remove A/C about 40-60 lbs total, remove sunroof (weld in steel plate), fiberglass hood fenders and trunk lid, remove all Dynamat, Light weight seats, have underside stripped of rubber coating, remove spare tire and replace gas tank with smaller fuel cell, and the power steering.

that's all i can think of... unless you wanna strip it all down and make a track only car.

even with all the above done, your gonna still weigh about 2600 lbs. unless you wanna swap for a M42 or just turbo your motor and leave all the creature comforts in.
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Old 10-15-2003, 12:31 AM   #5
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dude

it weighs 3650, and im just tryin to lose a couple hundred pounds. i want to make it a track car
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Old 10-15-2003, 12:40 AM   #6
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Re: dude

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it weighs 3650, and im just tryin to lose a couple hundred pounds. i want to make it a track car
Curb weight: 2778 lbs (1986-1987 325es)

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325e (1984-1987)

ENGINE/TRANSMISSION
M20 2693cc SOHC belt-driven inline 6, 2 valves/cylinder, cast crankshaft
121 hp @ 4250 RPM
170 lb-ft torque @ 3250 RPM
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Bore/stroke: 84x81 mm
Bosch Motronic 1.0 fuel injection w/ DME
Exhaust control: 3-way catalytic converter with Lambda sensor

5-speed Getrag 260 (manual)
Ratios:1 (1/2/3/4/5/R): 3.83 / 2.20 / 1.40 / 1.00 / 0.81 / 3.71
4-speed ZF 4 HP 22 (automatic)
Ratios:1 (1/2/3/4/R): 2.48 / 1.48 / 1.00 / 0.73 / 2.09
Final drive: 2.79:1 >9/85, 2.93:1 <9/85

CHASSIS
Front suspension: MacPherson struts, coil springs, lower control arms, swaybar
Rear suspension: Semi-trailing arms, progressive rate coil springs, swaybar

Steering: Rack and pinion, power assist
Steering ratio: 20.5:1

Front brakes: 260mm ventilated discs
Rear brakes: 260mm discs
ABS standard in model year 1986

14x6.0 alloy wheels on 195/60HR14 tires

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 101.2 inches
Weight distribution, F/R: 53%/47%
Fuel capacity: 14.5 gallons
Curb weight: 2654 lbs (1984, manual)
2698 lbs (1984, automatic)
2710 lbs (1985, 2 door)
2765 lbs (1985, 4-door)
2723 lbs (1986-1987 325 2-door)
2767 lbs (1986-1987 325 4-door)
2778 lbs (1986-1987 325es)
2789 lbs (1986-1987 325e)

PERFORMANCE
0-60 mph: 8.4 seconds (325e manual)
1/4 mile: 16.3 seconds
Top speed: 116 mph
Skidpad, lateral g: 0.79
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy: 21/28 (manual), 20/27 (auto)
Kiss it. Kiss it good.
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Old 10-15-2003, 03:56 AM   #7
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Re: dude

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it weighs 3650, and im just tryin to lose a couple hundred pounds. i want to make it a track car
It would help if you took the 900 lb lead weight out of it?

Or try scaleing at a legal scale (truck stop or local dump)
Or scale the car without 5 full grown adults in it.



Maybe take fat bastard out of the trunk.
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Old 10-15-2003, 11:59 PM   #8
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i know this is retarded fighting about this, but its 3693 which is pretty much 3700 but whatever
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Old 10-16-2003, 12:01 AM   #9
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and i just took that of my vehicle info on the door, and some of that info is a little bit off
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Old 10-16-2003, 12:02 AM   #10
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help me out on this though, because i cant figure out why people list it as 2700, and my car says its 3700???
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Old 10-16-2003, 02:48 AM   #11
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my car is 3650 stock, there's no way your car can be that heavy.
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Old 10-16-2003, 02:53 AM   #12
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yeah weird thing it says the same on my door, but after thinking about it i figured out that those measurements are most likely the maximum weight the springs/shocks can support... not actually how much the car weighs..

right?
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Old 10-16-2003, 02:55 AM   #13
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ACHTUNG!

GVWR = Gross Vehicle Weight Restriction. (Key work is "restriction")

NOT "curb weight", the curb weight is the actuall vehicles weight.. the GVWR is the maximum load or in other words the maximum weight the body and suspension on the car can handle.

I should have known you were thinking this, everyone gets this messed up.
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Old 10-16-2003, 02:56 AM   #14
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aha! i was right

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Old 10-16-2003, 03:06 AM   #15
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aha! i was right

damn.. you beat me to it.
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