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Old 05-16-2018, 10:07 PM   #1
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cutting weight

looking to start cutting weight on front of truck. currently weighs 3259 with me 1900# on front end. looking for most bang for the buck.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:48 PM   #2
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Re: cutting weight

what have you done so far?
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:04 AM   #3
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Re: cutting weight

3200 lbs sounds pretty good to me!

My race car is 3750 with me in it.

I'll follow along and see if I can offer anything (or steal any ideas) after you tell us what you've done so far.

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Old 05-18-2018, 09:51 PM   #4
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Re: cutting weight

I'm always up for weight reduction, as long as it doesn't involve ME...or taking out my stereo.
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:05 AM   #5
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Re: cutting weight

all stock up front no bumpers cut bed out some only one bucket seat
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:06 AM   #6
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:07 AM   #7
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Re: cutting weight

You are close to where I was before I did the mustang 2 spindle on stock control arms with wilwood brakes. Last time out mine was 3120 with a full.14ga cell and full.15lb N20 bottle and my fat a$$
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:46 AM   #8
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removable glass clip, lightweight version.. glass doors, and so on..

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Old 05-24-2018, 04:32 PM   #9
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Re: cutting weight

I was gonna say hood for sure and different hinges or pin on style .
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Re: cutting weight

anyone ever fill tail gate with cement? wanna add 100 or so to rear.
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:47 AM   #11
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^ sounds a little impractical and too permanent to me.. also difficult to handle or remove..

mounting small cargo area for sand bags or mounts for tractor weights or exercise weights would be much easier and adjustable or completely removable..

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Exercise weights bolted in with a hand style nut that can be removed without tools and possible a safety tractor pin .
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Re: cutting weight

Lets just say that plumbing lead flows into lots of places if you can keep it warm.
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:19 PM   #14
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Re: cutting weight

where is the battery. if not already there mou t it as far back to tailgate as you can. take weight off the nose or move back.
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Old 05-30-2018, 12:51 AM   #15
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battery is in front of passenger rear tire. didnt have alot of room behind tires but that is a option. wonder how much it would help moving from in front to behind tire
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Re: cutting weight

What size is that rear tire and which tire is it ?
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:23 PM   #17
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What size is that rear tire and which tire is it ?
33x16.5 hoosier now
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:41 AM   #18
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anyone ever fill tail gate with cement? wanna add 100 or so to rear.
I've got 100-150 lbs of bolt on lead weights I used on my stock car I'd let go of cheap. I'm in Wichita Falls
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I've got 100-150 lbs of bolt on lead weights I used on my stock car I'd let go of cheap. I'm in Wichita Falls
how cheap?
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anyone ever fill tail gate with cement? wanna add 100 or so to rear.
I know I'm a little late with this, but, I have a tailgate for my '66 that I filled the top half of it with lead shot. This added about 80 lbs. to it. Everything has to be sealed up tight, though, or the shot will leak out. I don't run this gate anymore, as I have worked on the suspension more and have it hooking w/o it. It does make a difference, though.
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lets just say that plumbing lead flows into lots of places if you can keep it warm.
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anyone ever fill tail gate with cement? wanna add 100 or so to rear.

I have 2 gates, one that is stock weight and one that I cut the top open and added about 100lbs of scrap plate steel I had laying around.

The heavy gate on and down changes the weight bias quite. 125% of the gates weight is seen on the rear tires while 25% of the gates weight come off the front tires. This is simply due to the weight being well behind the axle centerline, the leverage it has on the chassis.
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