Originally Posted by BeaksSC
Nice lol you're getting there. What are getting rid of weight for? Just because?
I've waffled a bit, but my gut feeling is, I'll be happiest with this car long term if I keep it stock. There's plenty of power on tap, it just needs to be made more responsive. The A/T solenoid bypass helped a ton with that, so now I'm turning my attention to "adding lightness" wherever possible. I think at sub-3500 lbs (cutting 120 lbs or so), it'll be about as good of a balance of performance, comfort, and maintenance-free reliability as I can hope for.
I've cut 30-50 lbs so far -- the big range being due to a few things that haven't been weighed, since I don't have the original items to compare to (wheels, bigger battery, stock head unit, trunk carpet, etc.) -- and have an easy 40+ lbs additional lined up. After that, it gets a bit tougher, especially up front where less can be removed. Every little bit counts!