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Old 02-25-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default How much does your car weigh?

Just curious if some of you guys have put your cars on a scale, and how much it weighed?

I'm going to try to get mine weighed this afternoon. Apparently curb weight is around 2100 for a NA which is with all fluids and a full tank of gas, no idea how accurate that is though. I'm really hoping mine comes in sub 1900 but I kindof feel like that's unrealistic. Just wanted to get some idea what other people weighed so I'd have some idea what to expect.

*I searched and didn't see any thread similar to this. If it's been done sorry, and I'd appreciate it if you could point me towards it*
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:50 PM   #2
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from earlier this month:
https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t31329/

also, look at this site if you haven't already.

http://www.lightweightmiata.com/beast/
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:57 PM   #3
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I saw that thread, wasn't really what I was trying to ask though. I already gutted mine, just curious what it's going to weigh, not whether it was worth it or not. Couple guys did post some weights though so that at least gives me some idea. Kind of depressing though, they were a lot heavier than I was hoping for. Maybe I should shift my hopeful target to 2000lbs instead of 1900.

Thanks for the links. I've done some serious time on lightweightmiata.net
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Ah, sorry I wasn't more help. Well, be sure to tell us how much yours weighs and what kind of weight reduction you've done.
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1994

2046lbs. with 1/4 tank of gas.

no power steering(car came with manual steering)
removed AC
removed entire climate control system
removed softtop
removed all carpet and noise deadening material
removed all interior trim panels + center console
removed air bag system, both air bags and all 4 sensors and computer
both doors are gutted dropping weight for each door from 53lbs to ~16. only door skin and latch mechanism and outside handle left
removed both seatbelts, replaced with Willans 6 point camlock harnesses
removed radio
removed headlight motors and lift assemblies(headlights are fixed)
removed tow front/rear tow hooks
removed exhaust heat sheilding
removed bumper crash supports
removed 94 brakes and went to 1.6 brakes

10.6lb 15x7.5" SSR Comps
factory exhaust removed and replaced with a much lighter 3" stainless exhaust with no muffler. manifold to tailpipe the turbo setup is lighter than stock not counting the turbo.

things that added weight
Godspeed radiator
24x12x3 intercooler and stainless piping
gt2560
harddog hardcore double diagonal rollbar
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:25 PM   #6
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I have a big box of "stuff I took out" that I need to weigh, in addition to my car. Off to the corner scales.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:26 PM   #7
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I'll report back when I get the numbers. Thanks for the post Paul, I think I should be right around where you are so I guess sub 1900 is going to be out of the question. *sigh...goes to cut fenders off and drill holes in chassis*
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2300lbs with a full tank of gas

-no softtop
-no AC
-no PS
-no cruise control
-no spare/jack
-no driver's airbag (passenger+computers still installed)
-front seats replaced with 13lb fiberglass buckets

+turbo setup
+carbon hardtop
+HDHCHT rollbar
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:54 PM   #9
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a stock na miata weighs a lil more than 2100lbs still easily, sub 1900 is pretty unrealistic.

Ive removed
ac&heater
softop
carpet
interior trim
radio
gutted trunk, no spare
no side windows
Ps, Cruise
alot more stuff also

Added, front lip, cage, fm frame rails

Weight 2060
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Mine was 2406lbs with me in it, and 1/2 tank of gas.

Removed AC and PS. Otherwise full car, with hardtop.

Oh, I weigh 250lbs.
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'97 NA, stock interior, PS, AC, 1/3 tank of gas, spare tire and jack onboard. I have an HDHC with double diagonals, Tein coilovers and FM exhaust and sways. Weighed 2331

Andrew.. you need to take more off, lol
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When I was n/a IIRC the corner scales said I was at 2,300 lbs with half a tank and driver. This was without softtop and a few minor things like the factory tie-down hooks.

I shudder to think what it must weigh now, with the turbo, bigger rad, HDDSB, etc.
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im not sure how much minew wieghs yet

that looks sick gutted the f out
looks like it should work fine
sounds like a good idea
this is badass
lol i just wana know where i can order these fenders from
how'd that happen
what the f
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good hustle homie u got that for a good price
i like it
f that. 1500
i dont think it looks that bad
does anybody know where i could order these fenders ?
i like it i think its really clean
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You guys don't even want to know what the scales said at the SCCA Double-X.... :(

I has a fully loaded 02 + turbo kit + Boss Frog D-Maxx + 17" wheels (that only weigh 17lb each). The only thing I have really removed is the spare tire. Remember, i also have a good bit more chassis bracing too.

2501 with a full tank of gas.
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Damn Rwwelee etc i knew someone was missing sorry to see him leave /cry Slutz 1900 is a benchmarck for miata lightness freaks they try to hit it with a full tank of gas.
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You guys don't even want to know what the scales said at the SCCA Double-X.... :(

I has a fully loaded 02 + turbo kit + Boss Frog D-Maxx + 17" wheels (that only weigh 17lb each). The only thing I have really removed is the spare tire. Remember, i also have a good bit more chassis bracing too.

2501 with a full tank of gas.

I'd guess I'm close to that. 94 C package. Every option intact. Hard top, soft top, HD HC, chassis bracing+ frame rails, turbo system, big rad and nothing but the spare deleted. With my butt and gas in it it's gotta be pushing 2700lbs! Corner weighting coming soon so I'll find out the real nightmare numbers then!
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With 200lbs ballast, 3/4 tank, and stock hardtop, mine came out to 2775 on the corner scales.

I have done no lightening, and no FI yet. Car has a Hard Dog M2HCHTDD which probably weighs a good 50-75lbs.
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2140, near a full tank.
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Prepped for STS2, my 1991 weighed 1978 lbs with about 1.5 gallons of gas. That was on 16x7.5 SSRs with shaved Bridgestones and aluminum Koni 2812 shocks.
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2375 lbs

Removed:
ps
ac
softtop

Added:
sparco sprint 5 seats, dunno weight but they are lighter
HDHCHT
hardtop
torsen

This was before i had a 1.8 motor, 6 speed tranny and 8 inch subs. I dont give a flying F about weight. Im a bit more comfort oriented and enjoy being comfortable when i drive to and from the track.

I weight 135 lbs and that weight was with 1/2 tank of gas, since thats what im generally on track with.
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