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How light weight can a jimny get on a budget?

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21 Nov 2019 16:16 #215832 by OlaGB
As topic, if we just go for the basics of removing everything we dont need. Stereo, backseat, rocksliders/protection, roof liner, and maybe go as extreme as rear side windows to lexan, cut out alot from rear door, no winch or extra lights etc..

Still keeping 235/75MT`s and lockers. Maybe even go light weight seats,

What approx weight wouls we be looking at?

Considering selling the car, vs going a bit more extreme purpose instead.

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21 Nov 2019 18:49 #215837 by Lambert
My Dreadnaught weighs 1160kg, that's without any rear seats and recaro seats in the front. I have calculated in round figures that if I were to really try I could lose another 200kg and still have a relatively comfortable car. Going full race car it might be possible to get another hundred or so retaining the 4x4, going 4x2 would save loads more..

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21 Nov 2019 20:19 #215841 by jackonlyjack
You will loose around 30kg from removing all seats and fitting lighter bucket seats
Front doors are very heavy too

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21 Nov 2019 20:21 #215842 by Daniel30
Remove the radio!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

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22 Nov 2019 10:00 #215858 by Keithy

Daniel30 wrote: Remove the radio!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

I know right....going too far!

I've built WRC cars and part of the spec was a radio lol

Budget isn't the problem.....hows your skill-set?

Oh and it's going to take lots of time!

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22 Nov 2019 12:49 #215868 by Daniel30
Definitely Keithy ;)

How about starting with a soft top and strip it all bar the driver seat

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26 Nov 2019 12:38 #215974 by Max Headroom

Daniel30 wrote:
How about starting with a soft top and strip it all bar the driver seat


You took the words straight out of my mouth fingertips!


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS

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26 Nov 2019 20:54 #215992 by Daniel30

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16 Dec 2019 14:33 #216512 by OlaGB

Lambert wrote: My Dreadnaught weighs 1160kg, that's without any rear seats and recaro seats in the front. I have calculated in round figures that if I were to really try I could lose another 200kg and still have a relatively comfortable car. Going full race car it might be possible to get another hundred or so retaining the 4x4, going 4x2 would save loads more..


My rigged car is almost 200kg more than Dreadnaught... But the winch is almost half of that increase ofcourse.. and then the 235 mud wheels. And then ofcourse, a heavy stereo system. I absolutely have a easy 100kg for removal if i want.

Where are you able to find another 200kg? Thats a huuge number.

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16 Dec 2019 15:10 #216513 by Lambert
Tow bar. Spare wheel. Stereo. Rear plywood deck. Additional footwell matting/sound deadening. Central locking modules. Electric windows. Air conditioning system. Conversion of rear 3 windows to bonded aluminium panels. That would leave me with a reasonably comfortable car. If you can live with full race car then all internal trims. Front doors gutted and fixed polycarbonate windows. "Speed holes " liberally cut into anything non structural. Full carbon fiber racing seats. Custom drilled forged wheels etc. It's a matter of what you are prepared to put up with when offsetting weight against functionality. Because of what I do with Dreadnaught I have to accept compromises that I wouldn't if it were just a toy car but that doesn't stop me from thinking my car is overweight! :laugh:

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17 Dec 2019 12:52 #216524 by Busta
If it's a competition car how about a simplified transfer case that only has low range?
It all seems a bit futile when you are carrying a massive winch and presumably some pretty hefty batteries to power it. I'd concentrate on getting the weight as low and central as possible e.g. batteries in the rear footwells.

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17 Dec 2019 13:40 - 17 Dec 2019 13:41 #216525 by Lambert
I guess it depends on your motorsport of choice but I agree with you that keeping the weight low and between the axles is a good place to start. Ooooh front mid engine Jimny! Keep the shell but move the engine and controls further back in the chassis. Squeeee! Anyone got a Jimny they want to donate to be butchered?

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