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Old 04-22-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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In my 07 sedan i decided that it was a little heavy, I decided that the rear seat where all the boys from my course sit when i drive their un-appreciating ass'es around. Also removed from the car was all the ****ing stains that were on the seat that they so very nicely put there for me. Just wondering if this was a good mod? Any inputs?

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Old 04-22-2009, 08:56 PM   #2
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if you want to remove weight, take out more than that, that's only like 50LBS max, take out any extra junk, seats, spare tire, jack, the engine cover, intake resonator. you can't take very much out of these cars if you drive them around on a regular basis.

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Old 04-22-2009, 09:17 PM   #3
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Gut that sucker ........... remove the heater, A/C, wipers, radio, seats, carpet, take it all out.

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Old 04-23-2009, 03:13 AM   #4
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And if ya take out the engine & transmission that will lighten the load by at least 400 to 500 pounds. No just kidding. Seriously though, why are you trying to lighten up your car?

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Old 04-23-2009, 08:20 AM   #5
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In my 07 sedan i decided that it was a little heavy, I decided that the rear seat where all the boys from my course sit when i drive their un-appreciating ass'es around. Also removed from the car was all the ****ing stains that were on the seat that they so very nicely put there for me. Just wondering if this was a good mod? Any inputs?
if you're anything like me then when you removed that seat you realized how much it DOESN'T weigh. The spare tire & jack weigh more than the rear seat bottom and backs.

Truthfully the most you can really do to the Ion while keeping it a daily driver w/ a passenger that makes any difference at all in terms of weight reduction is the rear seat, backs, spare tire, jack, and rear carpet. beyond that you'll be turning the car into a "race only" kind of setup, imo

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Old 04-23-2009, 10:34 AM   #6
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50lbs for the seat bottom ........... had he ever removed one he'd know it's more like 11lbs.

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Old 04-23-2009, 11:00 AM   #7
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I meant like 50 for the whole shebang, because I know the backs have a little bulk to them.

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Old 04-24-2009, 07:05 PM   #8
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i apologize for the confusion. really i was just ranting bout people spilling stuff all over my car seats so i took them out so if they spilt something it would just go on the metal and also so their ride in the back seat isn't comfortable. also to add the seat weight at extreme most 6 lbs.

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Old 04-24-2009, 07:29 PM   #9
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wow, the ol' you spilled stuff on my back seat so you get no seat routine, interesting. I thought you removed the whole back seat, not just the bottom,if you really want a weight reduction, take out the back passenger(s).

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Old 01-18-2018, 12:23 AM   #10
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😂 this thread is one of the funnies I've read through. Props 😂
But in all seriousness, weight reduction is a goal of mine, I don't have an ion I have an Aura XR 3.6 and these friggin things weigh almost 4 tons! 😡 3700 lbs is a more accurate number that is wet weight plus driver.
So question is can anyone write a list of points of the car from heaviest to lightest that can be removed only, for now it is a passenger car but I'm going to get a dedicated daily to make this one a dedicated track car, so a list of every single thing that can safely be removed on a list it's my best option so I miss nothing haha.
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:30 AM   #11
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Ten years later 😂😂😂😂😂

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Old 10-28-2018, 01:18 AM   #12
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Yeah itís funny for sure, but Iíd also like to shed some weight... now, I got the lightest version of the Ion, with crank windows and no cruise or ABS, and have removed the intake bong and the insulation under the hood, and the factory rubber intake tube with the box above the TB, but short of removing seats,carpet and audio system Iím short on ideas that will actually do anything...

I know that removing the spare and jack will save some but it would come back to bite me, knowing my luck

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