View Full Version : Abarth on DIET ?

DS Ocampo
12-12-2013, 01:52 PM
Has anyone tried to lighten up their car yet? Trying to see how much weight can be cut out of this...

Body, tires , seats , ect. ... Comparisons would be great.. Stock vs aftermarket

12-12-2013, 02:09 PM
I took out my rear seats(49lbs). Since I got my intake also took out the factory intake cover, I never weighted it, maybe saved a pound or two compared to aftermarket.

12-12-2013, 02:20 PM
I seem to recall someone saying that the seats weighed something like 60 lbs a piece

12-12-2013, 02:38 PM
I drive with no back seats, fuel tank on "E" , emty washer bottle and empty stomach..Must be at least 100lbs saved..

Robert Nixon
12-12-2013, 03:55 PM
There is a post or two on some lightweight batteries that cuts a lot of weight.

12-12-2013, 05:10 PM
Quite a few ways to lighten the load, bet you could get 100lbs off fairly easily, maybe we can post up any weights we have? Stock vs aftermarket?

Seat Delete = - 49lbs

Small Battery = - 35lbs (?)

FMIC = - 9lbs

CF hood = (about) - 20lbs

12-12-2013, 05:11 PM
we should turn this thread into a list and see just how much weight we can drop!

12-12-2013, 05:14 PM
There's a user on the red forums named Zonker who has tried eliminating various components off of his 500T and has weighed them for reference purposes. I seem to recall he shaved off a considerable amount, and it all really depends on how crazy you want to get with it. If you look up his name on the red forums you should be able to locate the related thread.

If I had the opportunity, I'd eliminate the rear seats and install a smaller battery up front. That's a good 70-80 pounds right there.

12-12-2013, 11:34 PM
Seats are definitely just shy of 50lbs... I was the first in my former Sport to get the rearseatdelete dot com "kit" done by Schrader Performance here in Gastonia NC. Rob (zonker) had dropped a considerable amount from his former Pop and has dropped a bit from his current T, the list is fairly extensive. The largest weight savings seems to come from rear seat, battery, wheels, muffler/exhaust (depending on the model of course when it comes to the muffler).