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PostSubject: Going on a diet   Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:21 am

Lately i've been addicted to getting the most amount on kilometres for my $20.

Each week, $20 gets me from 150-200 kms a week, depending on my driving (which is fast and rough).

So this week, i'm going to drive as careful as i can to see if i can improve.

Ive also removed the rear seats, spare wheel (found out it was flat anyway Laughing )and car jack. Also removed all other things such as jump leads, CD's, rubbish, etc.

I've just came back from a drive in the wet and now there it's missing weight on the back end, it is now quite slidey (was bad enough with the wet).

I can already feel a massive difference in handling and acceleration has improved a little bit Very Happy Very Happy

Can't wait until next week to see the results!!!! Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Going on a diet   Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:49 pm

If i didn't need my rear seats, i'd try it aswell Sad

Do you use your air conditioning?

Thats extra weight that could be removed
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PostSubject: Re: Going on a diet   Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:48 pm

Dont forget the rear interior plastics, and the huge heavy plastic blocks that hold in the rear speakers, cable ties ftw lol
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PostSubject: Re: Going on a diet   Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:14 pm

my stereo system weighs lots, are you into your tunes?

a few months back, i went to change my wheel and had inches of mud and tarmac built up in the wheel arch, i even filled up a bucket worth!

might be worth a look
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PostSubject: Re: Going on a diet   Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:01 pm

I think the best lightweight mods for the gen 5 are:

- remove the drivers side electric seat (can hardly pick up!) and passenger seat and replace with lightweight bucket seats

- carbon fibre bonnet

- carbon fibre hatch with plastic window
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PostSubject: Re: Going on a diet   Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:17 pm

ricksta wrote:
Dont forget the rear interior plastics, and the huge heavy plastic blocks that hold in the rear speakers, cable ties ftw lol

i was surprised how heavy they were, removing these is a must Shocked

i tell you what, i'm not surprised the mk5 celica is so heavy, every part is so much heavier compared to a honda civic.

then again, the civic isn't as good looking and doesn't have the luxeries like are mk5 celica
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PostSubject: Re: Going on a diet   Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:19 pm

rollaboy wrote:
If i didn't need my rear seats, i'd try it aswell Sad

Do you use your air conditioning?

Thats extra weight that could be removed

It's summer over here in NZ at the moment so unfortunatly i do use it.

ricksta wrote:
Dont forget the rear interior plastics, and the huge heavy plastic blocks that hold in the rear speakers, cable ties ftw lol

Thats a good idea, my rear speakers don't work anyway, will do that tomorrow.

rollaboy wrote:
my stereo system weighs lots, are you into your tunes?

a few months back, i went to change my wheel and had inches of mud and tarmac built up in the wheel arch, i even filled up a bucket worth!

might be worth a look

I love my tunes, my music is always on loud, my I.C.E on consists of a stereo, standard front speakers and 3 way speakers on the parcel shelf so not much weight there.

3Spower wrote:
I think the best lightweight mods for the gen 5 are:

- remove the drivers side electric seat (can hardly pick up!) and passenger seat and replace with lightweight bucket seats

- carbon fibre bonnet

- carbon fibre hatch with plastic window

Seats are a good idea, i struggled to remove them from the car! Would love a carbon fibre bonnet and hatch but i don't have the $$$$ for that Sad Would be worth it though!!!!

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ricksta wrote:
Dont forget the rear interior plastics, and the huge heavy plastic blocks that hold in the rear speakers, cable ties ftw lol

i was surprised how heavy they were, removing these is a must Shocked

i tell you what, i'm not surprised the mk5 celica is so heavy, every part is so much heavier compared to a honda civic.

then again, the civic isn't as good looking and doesn't have the luxeries like are mk5 celica

I'm with you there, that means good quality though Cool Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Going on a diet   Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:03 pm

so, did you save any fuel?
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PostSubject: Re: Going on a diet   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:12 am

91celicagtr wrote:
so, did you save any fuel?

Must have made a little difference, i bet it performs better than it did!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Going on a diet   Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:41 am

Hard too say, it performs a bit better.

As for milaege, it was exactly the same but the car was running rich and was driving like crap so it must have Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Going on a diet   Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:13 am

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Hard too say, it performs a bit better.

As for milaege, it was exactly the same but the car was running rich and was driving like crap so it must have Laughing

you havent had much luck with your car lately have you, lol Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Going on a diet   Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:38 pm

So even with the car running like crap, you still averaged the same amount of km's?
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PostSubject: Re: Going on a diet   Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:46 am

So what octane fuel are you using?
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