cheap weight loss - Page 4 - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Notices

cheap weight loss

Old 02-04-2018, 03:58 PM
  #46  
32krazy!
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
32krazy!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,715
Default

Originally Posted by pfbz View Post
While were shaving ounces for pennies, you can loose another ~3.5 pounds of weight at maximum rearward moment of inertia on the cheap as well... The first one was $50, for a whole 4'x8' sheet of 1/8" ABS. i guess the next 23 are free.

Rear bumperette delete.

i would be interested in buying one of these and shave your cost in half. let me know
32krazy! is online now  
Old 02-04-2018, 04:32 PM
  #47  
06Turbo
User
 
06Turbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Pasadena,CA
Posts: 129
Default

Great comment! And so true

Originally Posted by T10Chris View Post
... Easier to find 100 ways to save 1 lb than 1 way to save 100.....
06Turbo is online now  
Old 02-07-2018, 07:35 PM
  #48  
RDS928S
Super User
 
RDS928S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NJ but from Boston
Posts: 2,905
Default


Got mine today. Need to de-grease & bead blast next.
RDS928S is offline  
Old 02-07-2018, 07:38 PM
  #49  
RngTrtl
User
 
RngTrtl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: ATL, GA w/a 996TT
Posts: 1,917
Default

I got mine yesterday as well. I will clean it up and install this weekend hopefully.
RngTrtl is offline  
Old 02-07-2018, 11:25 PM
  #50  
spooltime
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 377
Default

Being a lemming for this sort of thing, mine showed up today. I actually managed to snag a used one from a 997.1 that is the latest part number for this piece. I haven't been under the car yet to check out the install, but I did notice that there are directional arrows on the bottom of the piece. Probably a silly question, but Is it correct that the crossmember is installed with the arrows pointing toward the front of the car? The existing stamped piece probably has directional arrows on it too that would give me a clue, but again, haven't checked it out yet.
spooltime is offline  
Old 02-10-2018, 12:53 AM
  #51  
Dock
Super User
 
Dock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 7,126
Default

"Almost" 4 pounds of weight savings? Will anyone notice the difference?
Dock is online now  
Old 02-10-2018, 02:13 AM
  #52  
32krazy!
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
32krazy!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,715
Default

Originally Posted by Dock View Post
"Almost" 4 pounds of weight savings? Will anyone notice the difference?
by itself unlikely. add it to a host of other small weight losses and all of a sudden you have a 100 lb loss and you will notice that.
32krazy! is online now  
Old 02-10-2018, 02:22 AM
  #53  
pfbz
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
pfbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: US
Posts: 3,145
Default

Originally Posted by Dock View Post
"Almost" 4 pounds of weight savings? Will anyone notice the difference?

If for $30/40/50, you can add (or subtract) something that make your car a bit better, lighter, or cleaner looking, or if it just flat out makes you happy, seems like a win/win. Definitely more enjoyable than the brief dopamine hit achieved from a snarky forum post...
pfbz is offline  
Old 02-10-2018, 02:27 AM
  #54  
Dock
Super User
 
Dock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 7,126
Default

Originally Posted by 32krazy! View Post
by itself unlikely. add it to a host of other small weight losses and all of a sudden you have a 100 lb loss and you will notice that.
I agree with you regarding your "by itself unlikely" comment, but will opine that even 100 pounds would be difficult to assess in subjective terms.

A tank of gas weighs ~100 lbs, and I don't think drivers would be able to honestly say that they notice a difference in handling/braking/acceleration between a full tank and an almost empty tank of gas.
Dock is online now  
Old 02-10-2018, 02:32 AM
  #55  
Dock
Super User
 
Dock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 7,126
Default

pfbz - paint your car pink if it makes you happy.
Dock is online now  
Old 02-10-2018, 02:38 AM
  #56  
pfbz
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
pfbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: US
Posts: 3,145
Default

Originally Posted by Dock View Post
pfbz - paint your car pink if it makes you happy.
Another snarky dopamine hit?
pfbz is offline  
Old 02-10-2018, 02:38 AM
  #57  
Dock
Super User
 
Dock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 7,126
Default

Originally Posted by pfbz View Post
Another snarky dopamine hit?
No.
Dock is online now  
Old 02-10-2018, 11:20 AM
  #58  
32krazy!
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
32krazy!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,715
Default

Originally Posted by Dock
I agree with you regarding your "by itself unlikely" comment, but will opine that even 100 pounds would be difficult to assess in subjective terms.

A tank of gas weighs ~100 lbs, and I don't think drivers would be able to honestly say that they notice a difference in handling/braking/acceleration between a full tank and an almost empty tank of gas.
Dropped the awd setup on my car as one of the first mods. Lost 70 lbs. another 22lbs with rear seat removal and the car handled like a completely different car. Both mods were free and worth the price of admission
32krazy! is online now  
Old 02-10-2018, 11:26 AM
  #59  
Dock
Super User
 
Dock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 7,126
Default

Originally Posted by 32krazy! View Post
Dropped the awd setup on my car as one of the first mods. Lost 70 lbs. another 22lbs with rear seat removal and the car handled like a completely different car. Both mods were free and worth the price of admission
So when you have a quarter tank of fuel do you think your car handles like a completely different car versus how it handles with a full tank?

Last edited by Dock; 02-10-2018 at 11:41 AM.
Dock is online now  
Old 02-10-2018, 12:15 PM
  #60  
Carlo_Carrera
2011 Rennlist F1 Champion
Rennlist Member
 
Carlo_Carrera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Nearby
Posts: 4,246
Default

When driven at the limit on a track a competent driver can clearly feel the weight difference via how full the gas tank is just like if there is a passenger in the car or not.
Carlo_Carrera is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: cheap weight loss


Contact Us About Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: