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2640 lbs? by Fiero Finale
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Report this Post05-25-2010 06:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero FinaleSend a Private Message to Fiero FinaleDirect Link to This Post
Took my stock, no options, 88' duke w/ 5-speed to weigh on a grain silo. Does 2640 lbs sound right?
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Report this Post05-25-2010 06:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87antuzziClick Here to Email 87antuzziSend a Private Message to 87antuzziDirect Link to This Post
about 200lbs over.
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Originally posted by 87antuzzi:

about 200lbs over.


Over what? Isn't that just about right for that car?

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Report this Post05-25-2010 06:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dave E BouyClick Here to Email Dave E BouySend a Private Message to Dave E BouyDirect Link to This Post
mine comes in at 2670 but i have a 3800 s/c stock mine was 2570 . . . oh 85GT 4spd
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Report this Post05-25-2010 07:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeDirect Link to This Post
According to Pontiac literature, the 4-cyl / 5-spd coupe weighed in at around 2500 lb, whereas the GT weighed in at around 2700 lb. But I'm not sure if that's dry weight or curb weight.
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Report this Post05-25-2010 07:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero FinaleSend a Private Message to Fiero FinaleDirect Link to This Post
So maybe that's about right then.
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Report this Post05-25-2010 09:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ManMadeChickensClick Here to Email ManMadeChickensSend a Private Message to ManMadeChickensDirect Link to This Post
2700 for a stock V6 car is right about on the money, depending on how it's optioned, if it has the spare in it, etc. My '86 SE is right about 3000lb with my fat butt in it.
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Report this Post05-25-2010 09:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruDirect Link to This Post
My 88 base coupe is 2840... but it does have the 4.3L V6, 4T60, AC and the rear sway bar.
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Report this Post05-25-2010 10:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jerry455Click Here to Email jerry455Send a Private Message to jerry455Direct Link to This Post
my '87 4cyl 5spd a/c pwr windows and locks gt wheels nose and spoiler w/ full tank of gas was 2740 lbs.
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Report this Post05-26-2010 12:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero FinaleSend a Private Message to Fiero FinaleDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by 87antuzzi:

about 200lbs over.


I was just thinking...I don't know how grain silos work, but I coincidentally weigh about 210 lbs. Do you think that it took the weight when I pulled up, even though I got out of the car (off the scale) to go look at the screen, but still kept the same weight for when I pulled up and really 2440, or does 2640 sound right for my 88 5-speed duke with no options????
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Report this Post05-26-2010 12:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroWannaBeClick Here to Email FieroWannaBeSend a Private Message to FieroWannaBeDirect Link to This Post
That seems right for the weight of just the car. An 88, according to all the articles in my Fiero perfomance portfolio book, weighed in at around 2700+ for the formula and GT models, so 2640 sounds just right.
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Report this Post05-26-2010 11:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero FinaleSend a Private Message to Fiero FinaleDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by FieroWannaBe:

That seems right for the weight of just the car. An 88, according to all the articles in my Fiero perfomance portfolio book, weighed in at around 2700+ for the formula and GT models, so 2640 sounds just right.


Yeah...but the Formula and GT models are V6's (mine is a I4 duke) unless the weight between the two engines is really not that much..?
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Report this Post05-26-2010 12:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TopNotchClick Here to visit TopNotch's HomePageSend a Private Message to TopNotchDirect Link to This Post
The official weight of a 1988 Fiero coupe is 2547 lbs. That is with standard transmission, and no options.
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Report this Post05-26-2010 12:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LitebulbwithaFieroClick Here to Email LitebulbwithaFieroSend a Private Message to LitebulbwithaFieroDirect Link to This Post
I still need to weigh my car for my own curiosity.

88 auto duke

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Report this Post05-26-2010 03:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero FinaleSend a Private Message to Fiero FinaleDirect Link to This Post
Maybe 2640 is dead on as I found this page from V8 Archie where he weighed a 4 cylinder Fiero at it was 2620 with a half tank a gas (may vary due to options, but just saying).

http://www.v8archie.com/v8weight.htm

One day it would be nice to get ahold of some racing car scales to do really precise weight measurements, but at least now I have a guideline for when I start doing modifications as far as weight loss/gain with my Fiero that I can just use a regular household scale for removal/additions of stuff.
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Report this Post05-27-2010 07:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jb1Click Here to Email jb1Send a Private Message to jb1Direct Link to This Post
my 87 gt series 1 3800sc /4t60 2 -3 gallons of fuel no spare tire.. weighed in at 3063 with me in dr. seat. I only weigh 175lbs.

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Report this Post05-27-2010 07:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero FinaleSend a Private Message to Fiero FinaleDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by jb1:

my 87 gt series 1 3800sc /4t60 2 -3 gallons of fuel no spare tire.. weighed in at 3063 with me in dr. seat. I only weigh 175lbs.



Hmm interesting to know.

Anyways I removed the following (rounded down to the nearest lb, did count the jack handle, or the two screw handles that held the jack and jack handle as they were around 1/8th of a lb and senseless to count)

-29 lbs Spare Tire
-6 lbs Jack
-1 lb Lug Wrench

So there is at least 36 lbs right there lighter off the front end, although i'd prefer to remove more weight from the rear.
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Originally posted by Fiero Finale:

Took my stock, no options, 88' duke w/ 5-speed to weigh on a grain silo. Does 2640 lbs sound right?


That is exactly what mine was too.
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Report this Post05-28-2010 04:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroseverywhereClick Here to Email FieroseverywhereSend a Private Message to FieroseverywhereDirect Link to This Post
Mine weighed in at 2624. 85GT with fastback conversion, 4.9/getrag swap, no AC/cruise/power door locks, 16" subaru spare and jack inside, 88 fuel tank swap (full. + 2 gallons over stock tank), dynomat under carpet and pad (adds ~24 lbs), 88 cradle with sway bar, 12" vette rotors + 88 fiero calipers, 18lb each aftermarket wheels, and a ~30lb tool bag. I was not in the car. Not too bad considering.

I've often wondered how it would do it I actually tried to reduce the weight. 84-85's really are lighter.

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Report this Post05-28-2010 08:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jb1Click Here to Email jb1Send a Private Message to jb1Direct Link to This Post
from looking at the weight of everyone elses makes me question how accurate the scales at the drag strip were....

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Originally posted by Blacktree:

According to Pontiac literature, the 4-cyl / 5-spd coupe weighed in at around 2500 lb, whereas the GT weighed in at around 2700 lb. But I'm not sure if that's dry weight or curb weight.


what is dry weight vs. curb weight?

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Report this Post12-11-2010 04:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeDirect Link to This Post
Dry weight is just that... the weight with no fluids in the car (oil, coolant, fuel). Curb weight is what the car would weigh when in drivable condition (i.e. parked at the curb).

Last night, the scales at the drag strip said my Fiero weighs 2590 lb with ~1/4 tank of fuel. That's an '87 SE V6 / 5-spd with bigger brakes, bigger front sway bar, added rear sway bar, engine oil cooler w/ fan, and some weight reduction. That was also with the spare tire, jack, emergency repair kit, etc in the car. Only options are A/C and rear window defrost.
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Report this Post12-11-2010 06:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BloozberrySend a Private Message to BloozberryDirect Link to This Post
According to Gary Witzenburg's book Fiero Pontiac's Potent Mid Engine Sports Car, these are the official curb weights of the cars:

84 Coupe/Sport Coupe = 2464
84 SE = 2480
85 Coupe/Sport Coupe/SE = 2505
85 GT = 2572
86 Coupe/Sport Coupe = 2504
86 SE = 2531
86 GT = 2696
87 Coupe/Sport Coupe = 2546
87 SE = 2567
87 GT = 2708
88 Coupe = 2547
88 GT = 2735

Notice it doesn't list the Formula, but it would be interesting to see just how much lighter the Formaula was over the GT.
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BLOOZ..., The 85GT should be 'closest' to the Formula... maybe..??

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I took my '85GT to a Cat Scale 2915#.

//www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/082253.html
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