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Old 07-22-2009, 11:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
Piwoslaw
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Whenever I haul cargo I take the seats and cover out of the back (3x20kg+5kg) and keep them in the garage until I need to haul people. The whole setup weighs as much as one person and is only about 4% of the weight of the car without driver. Whether it really reduces my FE is a subject for discussion, but the car does seem to handle slightly differently. This may be b/c I can hear what's going on in the back, like fuel swooshing around in the tank.
Removing the spare would give another 20kg of savings, as would getting anal about carpets, plastic trim, unneeded wires and motors, speakers, etc.
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