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How Light Can It Be? by RilesOfSmiles
Started on: 08-10-2013 09:48 PM
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I'm curious how light a fiero could be made. I mean remove everything except what makes it go. EVERYTHING. Including things like body panels and windshields. I'm guessing maybe 1,500 pounds.
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use the search , a member has been lightening his ride for a long time now .i dont recall his username , but i think he is down to 2200 or so . even without the body and glass etc , you would probably not hit 1500 .and why would you want to drive a car like that ?

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Originally posted by RilesOfSmiles:

I'm curious how light a fiero could be made. I mean remove everything except what makes it go. EVERYTHING. Including things like body panels and windshields. I'm guessing maybe 1,500 pounds.


That is an easy one. Start taking stuff off your Fiero and weigh the item ...then minus it off the total weight ....keep doing that until it no longer goes....then put that part back on.

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Probably would have to use a miata to get below 2000 then
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You can get a Miata below 2000lbs and still be street legal. Heck, you could put in an all-aluminum engine in a NA and that'd probably be enough to get it under 2000lbs.

From my rough calculations, a fiero with nothing unnecessary on it to make it drive would be around 1500lbs without chopping up the chassis. That'd be the space frame, front and rear suspension and the engine/drivetrain and that's it. No doors, no windshield, no body panels, nada.
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Sonofjustice is the OP of this thread... //www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/112942.html A lot of weight information is gathered in this thread. Rather interesting.
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Originally posted by Stubby79:

You can get a Miata below 2000lbs and still be street legal. Heck, you could put in an all-aluminum engine in a NA and that'd probably be enough to get it under 2000lbs.

From my rough calculations, a fiero with nothing unnecessary on it to make it drive would be around 1500lbs without chopping up the chassis. That'd be the space frame, front and rear suspension and the engine/drivetrain and that's it. No doors, no windshield, no body panels, nada.


Considering my NA is 2300lbs stock it would take a heck of a lot more than an aluminum block to get sub 2000lbs.
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die grinder time?
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Report this Post08-12-2013 08:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The cradle and drivetrain alone will weigh less than 600 lbs. It's all the "make it go" bits. Everything else is accessory.
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