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Old 11-19-2008, 10:59 AM
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removing cruise control

so i think i might remove the cruise control components from my car. i know there is a vacuum pump and vacuum lines involved. i'm sure other people have done this (even tho i searched and couldnt find anything about it), so does that vacuum pump (or any other cruise control component for that matter) affect anything else i should be worried about?
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:23 AM
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... why?
I personally hate not having cruise control.
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:27 PM
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why are you doing that?
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:40 PM
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why remove cruise control? There's virtually NO benefit to removing it . . .at all.

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Haha, I never noticed the cop in his picture. Thats sweet.

The only reason to remove cruise control would be for weight reduction or to clean up the engine bay. It doesnt give you any more power, just leave it on there.
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Haha, I never noticed the cop in his picture. Thats sweet.

The only reason to remove cruise control would be for weight reduction or to clean up the engine bay. It doesnt give you any more power, just leave it on there.
does cruise control really have that much weight?
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Dave I think the only reason you like that picture in your signature is because there is a cop car behind it, and you feel cool drifting in front of cop cars.
Actually, I just feel cool drifting, yeah, having real driving skill and sponsors and such, makes me feel really good.
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it's just a matter of blocking off the vacuum line that leads to the pump. then remove the pump and actuator.
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:28 PM
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Well if your going to the extreme to weight reduce your car for drag/drifting/autoX/no reason then this is something that will drop the weight a little. Taking off alot of little things makes a big difference.
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if you remove the engine . . .BAM!

That's like . .400 pounds . . .FLAPAM!

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Well if your going to the extreme to weight reduce your car for drag/drifting/autoX/no reason then this is something that will drop the weight a little. Taking off alot of little things makes a big difference.
yes it would be for weight reduction. and yes i realize those few parts would only weigh like 4-5 lbs. but 240smoke is right, eventually all those little things start add up. its not just to increase power, as the lighter you are and the closer you are to a 50/50 weight distribution the better the car handles, and i have noticed that with the weight reduction i have been doing in my 240.

and i never use it anyway, shifting is just way to much fun
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Is this your first car? How old are you?
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While your at it, remove interior, A/C, bi tchy girlfriend, excess wiring not needed to make car run, emissions.

And Dave, remove whatever is up your ***. Haha. It will make your car lighter by like 50lbs.

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Haha. Yeah, I dont try to be better than anyone else. Even though I am. Haha.

Alright just remove that cruise control and later regret doing it because you decide to take a road trip and your leg becomes numb from holding it on the accelerator for 10 hours straight.
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Haha. Yeah, I dont try to be better than anyone else. Even though I am. Haha.

Alright just remove that cruise control and later regret doing it because you decide to take a road trip and your leg becomes numb from holding it on the accelerator for 10 hours straight.
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