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Old 07-04-2004, 02:27 PM
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just curious how much a nonsport seat in a 96 should weigh. didnt know how much advantage in weight savings there would be to remove it when racing
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I've had both sport seats out of my '88 and guess they each weigh around 20lb, complete with track.

You will get a substantial weight reduction from removing the spare & jack (40-50lb) and launching with 1/3 tank of fuel (6.6lb/gal) vs a full tank. This weight reduction combo is worth about .1sec off your ET and 1mph gain at the stripe.
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22lbs without the track, not sure what the track weighs as I didn't remove it.
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really? wow for some reason i thought they would weigh a bit more than that
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Hmmm, I must be stronger than I thought; the track weighs maybe 8-10lb.

Std seats will be a little lighter than sports, but the track should weigh in about the same.
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