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Old 12-28-2009, 12:30 PM   #1
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how light can u get these cars legal for real street,drag radial,or 25.2
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Default Re: light camaro or trans am racing weight,1993-2002

It takes effort to do it, the ligtest nitrous car I'VE heard of is 2610 lbs. less driver. mine is 2900 lbs without me
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I think 2900-3000 w/o driver.
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Default Re: light camaro or trans am racing weight,1993-2002

Mine is 2840 sans my big ass.
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Default Re: light camaro or trans am racing weight,1993-2002

I had a 95 trans am down to 2800, lots of work, c/m cage also. Had to add all the weight back for the local class I was running so i'm not sure it was worth all the $$ and work.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:21 PM   #6
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how light can u get these cars legal for real street,drag radial,or 25.2
Doe's anyone have one that is a big block with, or with out turbo,with aftermarket hatch,or nose piece,& other light weight products,just curious, planning to build one,thanks for all info.
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I'm at 2850 with no driver, legal to 8.50.
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drag radial you have to weigh 3300 most places. so just get close!!!
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drag radial you have to weigh 3300 most places. so just get close!!!
Thats a good looking car, whats in it, & how much does it way
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Default Re: light camaro or trans am racing weight,1993-2002

My '98 Formula had a 10 pt, alum block, a/a and single turbo and drag brakes and it was probably around 3100 w/o me. I could have gotten another 100 lbs of it I think.
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Thats a good looking car, whats in it, & how much does it way
409 sb with a 106 turbo. it ways alittle over 3300. we havent got on it to much. should go deep in the 7s and around 200mph. good luck on ur build.
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Why are these cars such tanks? They look like they'd be light with all the plastic fenders and doors and all that crap.
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how light can u get these cars legal for real street,drag radial,or 25.2
Which do u think is better to run big block turbo with less gear, or small block turbo with more gear,for trying to run deep in the 7s
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Default Re: light camaro or trans am racing weight,1993-2002

I'd think the BBC would be less high strung, and need less maintenance.

Charles, 4th gen cars are around 3450 - 3550 stock. My white 2000 Z/28 was 3050 w/o driver, w/o a cage, stock rearend, full weight reduction, stock brakes. That's the best example I have of a car that was all stock that had been gutted. Stock k, uppers and lowers.
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Gutted and stock:

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