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post #1 of 24 Old 08-10-2008, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Weight Reduction

Does anyone have suggestions for cutting weight before going to run the 1/4 mile?

I have an OBS reg cab. This is what I thought of so far:
REMOVE:
- Toolbox and all tools
- Brushgurd
- Spare Tire
- Reese Hitch
- only run 2-3 gallons of fuel

Any other suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance.

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Got some ricers to blow away? You could make your truck look like mine does right now and take the bed off, that'll save you a couple hundred #'s.

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no just taking it to Norwalk sometime soon to see what I can run in the 1/4. Maybe there will be some ricers up there. Also Im entering High School Nationals this coming year so I wanna know what it runs now to see how much my improvements helped by then.

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bumpers, bed,cab,seats,hood,lose weight. thats about all i can think of.
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bumpers, bed,cab,seats,hood,lose weight. thats about all i can think of.
I will run it with a bare frame, motor, and steering wheel. I will make sure not to eat anything that week either. It should be pretty quick

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O did forget to say that I could lose the tailgate. That will save a few pounds. Also does anyone know how much weight makes a difference, I mean I know the lighter the faster but how much weight makes how much difference?

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only 2-3 gallons??? you might suck some air at take off....id go with 1/4 of a tank at least.

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only 2-3 gallons??? you might suck some air at take off....id go with 1/4 of a tank at least.
thats true. I have about an hour drive there so i will probably have one tank pretty full when I leave so its enough to get there, make 3 passes, and get home. At the track it should have plenty of fuel, I just dont wanna run with both tanks full (around 230lbs. of fuel I think)

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yeah take off the rear bumper,tailgate,any accesories like a tool box runnig boards, and the spare tire and u should be pretty good


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o yeah and if u posted a pic of your truck we could pprolly help u out more


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