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Old 01-25-2009, 06:55 PM
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A Quick Test Run! Just toying around. . .

I took the car out and just did a couple of quick test with the newly light-weight Bullitt. It's true, a heavier Bullitt will travel further when projected but a lightweight one is definitely more maneuverable! I'm very excited about this rapid weight loss plan and hope to continue on! Next up, as mentioned, is the carbon bits, relocated battery (hopefully a smaller one) and lighter weight suspension/chassis parts. To round it all out, I'll go through and replace all iron/steel bolts, screws and nuts with a their lighter weight counterparts. The reduction is estimated between 200 and 300 pounds depending on how crazy you get!

Here's a quick video of the test run in question, Nothing special:



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Old 01-25-2009, 08:28 PM
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so what have you removed/lighten so far?
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by FuriousZ View Post
so what have you removed/lighten so far?
Oh man, a good deal of stuff!

Yes and yes . . .check out the website for the updates

http://www.dadamsdrift.com

The Cliff Notes:

Started out with a curb weight of 3214 (not a tank, but pretty portly)

Removed a bunch of stuff from the inside

Front Driver's Seat
65

Front Passenger Seat
42

Rear Seat (Bench + Back)
43

Center Console
8

Rear Paneling
30

Carpet
18

Rear Speakers and Amps (w/wiring)
25

Seat Belts
8

Spare Wheel + Jack
20

Trunk Paneling
7

Driver's Airbag
3

Misc.
8
That Means: Total Amount Removed
277

Vehicle Starting Weight (Curb)
3214

Vehicle Ending Weight (Est)
2937



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LOL and you talked about me when i striped my car lol... I will view when i get home
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LOL and you talked about me when i striped my car lol... I will view when i get home
LMAO! You'll giggle! Especially on the second clip, HAHAHAHAHA!
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hahah no doubt broho

LMAO you look snugged in that seat lol.


i installed my harness the other day... sucks i will not probably get to try it out on the dry before leaving for Iraq.

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Wow, that bites dude, sorry man. I can't wait for ya to get back though, I know that bug is gonna itch ya, when you get back it's gonna be CRAZY and I can't wait to see the videos!

Sidebar, about the gutting, I now have a LOT more vibration in and throughout the chassis/body of the car. Something about having the exhaust FLOOD the car with noise is just ridiculous.

Sidebar part 2, The car is significantly lighter though in the sense of, I can feel it dramatically. Usually, with a larger or smaller passenger, I can sort of feel them there, but usually the weight and suppleness of the car balances it out. However, I've pulled all of that stuff out, and I can absolutely feel the difference. I can toss the car more, the chassis responds a lot better to input and to catching the slide. It's almost like driving an actual sports car, LOL! I can't wait to get this on the track on the 14th.

WEWT!

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Im guessing you don't but, do you regret it? its your DD Right?
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Originally Posted by FuriousZ View Post
Im guessing you don't but, do you regret it? its your DD Right?
Oh, not at all . . .I mean, the daily driveability aspect has been altered significantly over stock, but this car will be a street legal track-ONLY drifter. I pick up my daily driver tomorrow. This car will serve as my heart, soul and identity with my sponsors, my fans, my family and friends when I hit the track and will let all other drifters know that I'm there representing 2009 and beyond with the fullest.

I'm extremely excited to start the 2009 season off and cannot wait for the first event to kick off. This is a very fun car to drive and hopefully bringing the weight down will prove to be a good idea not only in theory but in execution.

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good luck. You sound very excited.

What are you getting as a DD?
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How has everything been going? I fell of the surface of the earth but Im back now.
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Originally Posted by FuriousZ View Post
good luck. You sound very excited.

What are you getting as a DD?
Yeah dude, I'm BEYOND psyched! I've got a new sponsor, working on more, seeing what becomes of what.

I've got some cars in mind, we'll see what I wind up getting though. I think Battosaii and Biggamehit are the only two that know what I'm getting. I don't want to make an announcement then have it fall through and look like a bag of douche.

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How has everything been going? I fell of the surface of the earth but Im back now.
Hiiiiiii! Welcome to Earth ^_^
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this car will be a street legal
not with the air remove it wont

what will your new car be you all ways seem to surprise me with the choice in cars.
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I'm pretty sure I'll still be able to re-register it . . .

The new car is going to be fun ^_^
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