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Well...it sounds like we've all got a good grip on how to power up our R's. So I'd like to hear thoughts on how to slim this Buxom Beauty down *without* tearing her up--e.g., tearing out the seats.
Some ideas that have been discussed are:
*New Rims
*New brakes, calipers, etc
*New Exhaust
*Maybe a flywheel
I become "aroused" when I imagine this car weighing 3000lbs. Anyone else have any ideas *besides* draining the blinker fluid.
 

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Re: Waifing the R32 (R2-32)

You could save about 30 pounds with a CF hood. I would consider this, but would want one painted to the color of the car that doesn't require hood pins.
 

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Re: Waifing the R32 (power_mind)

LMAO!!!!
BTW, *Clearly* the white paint could go if these guys were serious.
 

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Re: Waifing the R32 (backtoVW)

Lighten your battery.
ODYSSAY batteries are smaller and lighter.
There's a picture of it in this post.
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1392313
Change your seat to Recaro or something equivalent.
Stock seats are around 20kg each.
But lighter rims will be the biggest difference you'll notice.
Most cheap way to slim my R is to get myself more slim.
Good luck!


Modified by KIYO at 11:02 PM 5-20-2004
 

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CF hood, hatch. I would paint to match.
Lighter seats.
light weight Wheels of course, mine are 15lbs.
Take out tool kit, run less gas.
Lighter battery-usually about 30lbs right there.
Remove all the air bags.
That's just a start. You could really get extreme and go all the way down to removing sound deadening.
 

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Re: Waifing the R32 (R2-32)

I took out the tool thingy and took out rear seats. Also went on a diet to loose 15 pounds. ( obsess much)
 

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Re: Waifing the R32 (pax)

Quote, originally posted by pax »
I took out the tool thingy and took out rear seats. Also went on a diet to loose 15 pounds. ( obsess much)

hehe
 

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How about carbon fiber doors and roof? I wonder if some of the extreme MKIV golf people have gone "too far" with carbon fiber body panels yet.
 

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Re: Waifing the R32 (R2-32)

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I become "aroused" when I imagine this car weighing 3000lbs.

Too much information, dude.
 

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Re: Waifing the R32 (KIYO)

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But lighter rims will be the biggest difference you'll notice.

How much do each of the stock rims weigh?
 

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Re: Waifing the R32 (kevin808)

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How much do each of the stock rims weigh?

The wheel/tire combo weighs right in at about 48-51lbs depending on who weighs them
Mike
 

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Re: Waifing the R32 (VWMike81)

I seem to recall that the rims alone weighted approximately 26lbs a piece.
 

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Re: Waifing the R32 (toast_)

I wish I could win the lottery. I'd get the HPA twin turbo kit! Lighter wheels, Carbon fiber hood, etc. I'd hate to take stuff out of my Golf just to make it lighter. The R32 is the perfect blend between sport and luxury. Just make the car faster by modding it. Lighter wheels would probably held tremendously.
 
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