just had a look cant figure out what it is .. Possibly a weight sensor for seat belt . But car doesnt bleep when rear passengers dont have belts on ..
I don't think I need to spell out my views to our more discerning readers.
ah never spotted that before .
Anyway the rear heating has a sensor in them I know this, is it actually a socket/plug sitting there not plugged into anything or is it plugged into something in the round black areas
& it wont bleep now as no seat belts anyway, lol, hey I had to, lol
good point, :undwech:...............edited
Hey honestly, my battery is dead, been in italy for a week & its complete gone, luckily I have one of these & going by the size of your battery you should keep one of these in the boot, only problem is it might add some of that weight back in the car, lol, hey had to, last one promise,(seriously though battery on mine is completely dead) & I have got one of these aswell, so guess the laughs on me at moment, but at least your laughing now(I hope)
wheels sold to benskin07
thier is a white VW lupo that is lowered, bodykitted with tinted windows and Red alloys at my work (nice cute 19 year old female driver!) it look great and very different. Go for RED wheels.
http://www.larkspeed.com/index.pl?p=P15OZULR717&a=i . ive thort of this before and wanted to buy these .
Get that luggage net out, bound to save a gram or two :icon_thumright:
doin my fukin head in now !!! just because u dont have an s3 !! ffs
whoa one more thankyou & I get a set of steak knives, lol
so anyway did we figure out what the wires were on the rear lower seat area?
cant belive im being told to grow up . Staz open ur eyes making pethetic comments . I clearly stated dont comment if u dont approve
Not sure what's gone on here, but I actually think the whole weight saving thing is a pretty interesting route to take. OK, not practical for every day use, but why not? It's greener, add's significant performance gains (the equivalent of a map if you get enough weight out!!) not to mention the improvement in handling and braking.
Watch this - opened my eyes:
Do you know how much weight you've stripped out in total yet alex?
& going over to S3talk with that kinda attitude I would say wont gain you many friends either, I suggest you move on & take it with pinch of salt & accept opinions good or bad, I had to
Personally my TT vents make my car go faster no matter what people say :yahoo: but its the damn bike towbar that slows it down
Seems its a tough audience tonite, I tell yer
This is my first post in here... First the weight is everything if you are looking good car and with good performance for handling...
Example. What about GTR R35 Nissan ? Ok its very heavy car and if it has those 200kg less weight, that gear box could perhaps handle the power what that huge grip makes...
This guy is not going to do car for you.. He is going to do it for himself... !!
I dont want to be mean, but those people who just said, that 10-20 kg is nothing and it is just a waste of money... => Ok !! What about if you just someday drive on a race track with your girl friend which could weight something like 50kg-60kg and then make the best lap time what you could .... After that just try to beat that lap time without your girl... You could be surprised...
If you dont know ... please test first and then speak... :friends:
50kgs is about 3.5% of the car's overall weight,not including the driver.
I'm not saying this to have a go at the OP,as it's his car to do as he wants with,but the resale value will be interesting.
One of my cars was an ex GpN Escort Cosworth,and to be quite honest,saving weight as a means of gaining significant performance was easily as expensive as some of the engine mods,and also nowhere near as significant as taking the car out on a really cold day.
Maldex Where did you get your turinis from and what size and offest etc are they?
True,50kgs out of an R26 would be better still,but it depends on how far you can go,and then what use you can make of those savings.....and of course if you have plans to re-sell the car at some stage.
I think though that the real thing about this is that weight saving is fine,but the gains are often small,and can be outweighed easily by gains elsewhere.
Real weight saving isn't easy,and you need lightweight body panels and glass(acrylic etc) to make big gains.
Well pointed out mitch ...
Right like ive already said im not just stripping the back seats out. Thats to easy .
Here is a list of my weight saving program:
Back seats 40kgs
Side bolsters,Sunblind,Spare wheel and accesories 15kgs
Seat belt clamp 5kgs
Soo 70 kgs approx have been removed so far ..
Soon to be ..
Exhaust de-cat non resonated should save around 20kgs .. (not sure exactly how much a cat and 2nd silencer weighs ?
Evoms intake posibly another 5kgs (not sure on weight of heat shield)Stock intake weighs 7.2kgs
Speedline turinis .. 2.5kgs PER wheel Approx
Removing some minor sound proofing from underneath the car . *TBC*According to audi 20 kgs can be removed safetly and efficiently *TBC*.
So thats another 40kgs (estimated atm)...
These figures arnt exact , when i get home i can tell u the exact figures becuase i have it all written down . But this is near enough
In a little while you should have a car that admittedly looks a lot better than my GpN Escort did,but will be getting close for noise!
Please don't think I'm having a go.....I'm not...all I'm saying is that there are easier ways and probably cheaper ways of getting your car to go faster,and after living with a completely stripped out car(zero soundproofing,no carpets,no rear seats,lightweight everything that was possible etc) it can be a bit wearing on anything other than short runs.
Mine would almost have made your ears bleed,with the engine,straight cut gears,2 fuel pumps and all the other bits.....even the heater(haha) had been lightened by Ford,and my friendly engine builder removed the ABS as being "not for real drivers"....or real men....I cant remember which:laugh:
P.S....removing the spare may seem like a good idea,but you'd better have runflats if the plod find you.