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Vaejovis carolinanus aka lowconabarth
07-23-2013, 03:21 PM
I went to a local scrap yard today and got the weight of my car. It was 2690 with me in car and @9 gallons of gas. Then I went home and my weight was 223 lbs. So with @ 67 lbs for gas the Fiat Abarth weight is 2400 lbs. I think the specs say 2512 lbs.

Fiat500USA
07-23-2013, 05:03 PM
I went to a local scrap yard today and got the weight of my car. It was 2690 with me in car and @9 gallons of gas. Then I went home and my weight was 223 lbs. So with @ 67 lbs for gas the Fiat Abarth weight is 2400 lbs. I think the specs say 2512 lbs.

Interesting. Did you remove anything from your car? It is possible the scrap yard scale is off. Could be possible they are under weighing what is being brought in.evil_laughter

jguerdat
07-23-2013, 06:40 PM
Yeah, scales vary widely. At National-level autocrosses, scales are available and the same car will weigh differently at different events. Maybe the scrapyard is set to weigh less to save cash when buying scrap metal...

Fiat500USA
07-23-2013, 09:22 PM
... Maybe the scrapyard is set to weigh less to save cash when buying scrap metal...

Must save them a lot of money when it's all added up... I wouldn't tell them, though, 'cause you may wind up in the trunk of a car! LOL

Robert Nixon
07-23-2013, 09:24 PM
I haven't looked it up, but did Fiat change the listed weight with the difference between with/without the suitcase exhaust? Different weights of different sounds systems? How many heavy napkins are in your glove box!

Fiat500USA
07-23-2013, 09:41 PM
I haven't looked it up, but did Fiat change the listed weight with the difference between with/without the suitcase exhaust? Different weights of different sounds systems? How many heavy napkins are in your glove box!

Yes, 2012 is 2,533 and the 2013 is 2,512.

Vaejovis carolinanus aka lowconabarth
07-23-2013, 10:20 PM
Yes, I have removed the suitcase exhaust (with lots of H2O inside) replaced with RRM and rear seats and floor mats and few napkins and owners packet in glove box.

melanzane
07-24-2013, 12:26 AM
Add some carbon fiber and the weight will go UP another 5 lbs! With the exception of the CF hood, the other CF parts on the market weigh more than OEM.

ReconTopher
07-24-2013, 02:15 AM
They should weigh vehicles upon entry and exit and then charge the difference for material that is dropped off.

flyboy2160
07-30-2013, 03:59 PM
My first post here: If the stated weights follow EU rules (EU Directive 92/21/EEC), the curb weight includes 68kg for a driver and 7kg for luggage. I believe the fuel amount is 3/4 of full, but I'm not sure.

MINI USA curb weights follow the EU rules.

Tweak
07-30-2013, 06:00 PM
My first post here: If the stated weights follow EU rules (EU Directive 92/21/EEC), the curb weight includes 68kg for a driver and 7kg for luggage. I believe the fuel amount is 3/4 of full, but I'm not sure.

MINI USA curb weights follow the EU rules.

Welcome to the forum.

jguerdat
07-31-2013, 08:03 AM
Yes, I have removed the suitcase exhaust (with lots of H2O inside) replaced with RRM and rear seats and floor mats and few napkins and owners packet in glove box.

Just out of curiosity, how did you remove the suitcase? Was it a tough go?

Vaejovis carolinanus aka lowconabarth
07-31-2013, 08:54 AM
Just out of curiosity, how did you remove the suitcase? Was it a tough go?
If the car is on a lift it is not bad, but on jack stands might be a tough job.

Robert Nixon
07-31-2013, 03:03 PM
Just curious if you save the exhaust suitcase? Would you want to sell it?