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Old 06-10-2004, 06:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After looking at that monster m5 witha supposed 1000 hp or somethin, I got the following ideas. Yes or no on the following....
Remove the front high beam for more air flow, put back my powerflow kit( wich i think i should do regardless) buy a performance MAF, and now i need ideas for weight loss, as the number 1 enmey of speed is weight, and e34 535s have some fat asses. Any thoughts?
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spare tire, rear seat, passenger seat, a/c, stereo, speakers, passenger windshield wiper, drive with 1/3 full tank of gas, window motors... switch to manual, jack, buy lighter wheels, and if necessary totally rip out the carpeting on the inside..


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in addition, carbon fiber hood and trunk lid. Sound deadening material is also heavy.. find it all and peel it out. get an aftermarket, lighter weight exhaust system.

As far as rotational mass,(which IMO will make the biggest difference) as torque said, lighter wheels, lighter pullies, if you haev a manual, ligther flywheel... and tehres tons more things to do
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ya, i just bought 18s, which arent too heavy, but arent an improvement, either. I ditched the spare, and i was thinking making a good sub enclosure in that space<audio gear is acceptable wieight> I was thinking carbon fiber hood trunk as well, so does anyone know where i might find those 2 things? Also any thoughts on high beam removal?
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dont remove the high beam just for the sake of it... unless you have a intake that would be right behind the hole.
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the weight of the highbeam is really nothing...

and about your wheels, 18s, even LTW ones add more rotational mass and will slow you down a bit. carbon fiber hood and trunk lids - theres a group buy going on on bimmerforums i believe.
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I wouldnt remove a high beam for weight, but for a ram air effect....
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