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Old 01-08-2013, 03:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sounds interesting. Surely there are plenty of hachi-roku parts to choose from. Whatever the racers do for weight savings will surely work for hypermiling, and some of the suspension work will help too (not camber, etc). It should be said that it's unlikely for these lightweight bolts to pay off, but if it's not about return on investment through gas savings I say go ahead. The worst they can do is make your car a little bit faster and your wallet a little bit thinner.

Are you stretching skinnier tires onto the rims or using super wide tires? I have thought about stretching LRR tires for the look and function. 8)
i havent decided which tire size ...but im not going for stretched look
what i can i do to make the car more efficient im willing to do....and i did alot big things all ready...the little thing is where its going to count.....my goal is lay a ass whopping to the higher hp cars im around 220-250 hp body weight is around 1850-1900 lbs

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..the bolts dont corrode..
Maybe not, but they gall like crazy! You have to be super super super careful with anti-seize and other techniques to allow them to be removeable more than once or twice. If the coating on the fasteners gets compromised in any way, you may have a heck of a time with them.

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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trying to reach this caliber...in Japan these are well respected machines...
and have huge a cult following ..around the world..it caught in the sates in 2000 ..this is the car that put drifting on the map....but it's used in many other race series





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Old 01-08-2013, 03:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Maybe not, but they gall like crazy! You have to be super super super careful with anti-seize and other techniques to allow them to be removeable more than once or twice. If the coating on the fasteners gets compromised in any way, you may have a heck of a time with them.

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yea i read they can be a pain but once they are on ..i really will have no reason to remove them again....(hopefully) lol
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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trying to reach this caliber...in Japan these are well respected machines...
Yes, they are a respected historical AE86 generation, but time to move on.
The next reincarnation and the good karma follows into the new hachi-roku - Toyota 86/ EU GT86/ our NA FR-S.
By all accounts, the best for contemporary value/performance/most important - enjoyment.

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from experience here with lightening a car, cheap way take every bolt in the car, and cut it to just the right length to go through the fastener plus one full thread, that;s the spec for race tech approval if i remember, oversize wheels and tires will slow you down, go just as big as you need for the track . that's why drag racers and others run front skinnies, every bracket you can remove can be lightened by drilling the areas not needed for strength , edges can be radiused and smoothed with a grinder and of course all insulation and carpet thinned out , Got my 66 Mustang v8 down to 2650 full of gas and went pretty good. even with the iron heads and 4 speed. most 5.0's are around 3000 lbs, titanium sounds trick but really not worth it far as I can see, Save your money for gas and toys for the little one ,
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Yes, they are a respected historical AE86 generation, but time to move on.
The next reincarnation and the good karma follows into the new hachi-roku - Toyota 86/ EU GT86/ our NA FR-S.
By all accounts, the best for contemporary value/performance/most important - enjoyment.

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im glad they brought back the 86 ...but they killed me with that subaru motor....
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This is performance only territory; in fuel savings you'll sadly never gain back the investment.
The one nut on which weight reduction might really affect MPG, in most cases, would be the one that holds the steering wheel. Or opens a can of soda. You get the picture.
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from experience here with lightening a car, cheap way take every bolt in the car, and cut it to just the right length to go through the fastener plus one full thread, that;s the spec for race tech approval if i remember, oversize wheels and tires will slow you down, go just as big as you need for the track . that's why drag racers and others run front skinnies, every bracket you can remove can be lightened by drilling the areas not needed for strength , edges can be radiused and smoothed with a grinder and of course all insulation and carpet thinned out , Got my 66 Mustang v8 down to 2650 full of gas and went pretty good. even with the iron heads and 4 speed. most 5.0's are around 3000 lbs, titanium sounds trick but really not worth it far as I can see, Save your money for gas and toys for the little one ,
understood...but im not doing to much of 1/4 mile to get skinnies ...i done drilling my self on certain dead weight parts...and was conscious with weight when buying the aftermarket parts....


EC Works Manual Mirrors 8.4 oz (x 2) 1lb 0.8 oz vs stock power mirror 2 lbs 13.4 oz (x2) 4 lbs 5.4 oz


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and some other parts...also replaced the doors hood hatch with carbon fiber
also with lighter suspension parts
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
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This is performance only territory; in fuel savings you'll sadly never gain back the investment.
The one nut on which weight reduction might really affect MPG, in most cases, would be the one that holds the steering wheel. Or opens a can of soda. You get the picture.
true i problably wont ....but funny you should mention steering wheel

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