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How to remove 50 lbs from front end of Boss?

Trying to get some ideas for removing 50 lbs from the front of the car for adding a supercharger take in mind I am a mchinist and can make any brackets if it would make a real difference. Ok adding a supercharger that will in the end put 50 extra pounds on the front of the car I would like to balance it out. Already put a sub in the trunk just one 10" in a small box but removed the weight difference with mufflers and a few other odds and ends now for the front. Any help or ideas would be great.
 
lower radiator support
lightweight bumper or swiss cheese the current one.
ditch the a/c
ditch the current braking system/abs
hole saw does wonders to non structural / non safety support areas.


just throwing stuff out there......
 
SMACK78 said:
how much does the battery weigh ???

This could be a great start I believe the stock one is pretty heavy plus I could relocate a lighter one in the rear.

I SHOULD ADD NO IDEAS THAT WOULD BE CHOPPING THE CAR UP ;D
 
carbon fiber hood will prolly net you 30 of it right there by itself

they make a carbon fiber bodied battery also. but its kinda exspensive for a item that is going to need replacement
but there light
 
Steeda radiator support: 10lbs removed
JPC bumper support: 10lbs
Wind shield wiper resiorvor: 8lbs (full)
Wind shield wipers and motor: 7lbs
Girodisc front rotors: 10lbs
Strut tower brace: 8lbs if removed
 
sounds like gremlins braille batt and a CF hood should put you over your weght requirement. or should i say under ;D Which charger you going with? Any HP expectations?
 
ArizonaGT said:
You sure you're only adding 50lbs? You've got the blower assembly, lower manifold, intercooler, and the weight of all the fluids for the intercooler/radiator as well.

After taking off some and adding the new it is supposed to add right around 50 pounds I am sure it would be give or take a few. Atleast this is what I was told 2.8 Kennebell blower.
 
SMACK78 said:
sounds like gremlins braille batt and a CF hood should put you over your weght requirement. or should i say under ;D Which charger you going with? Any HP expectations?

No real expectations just 8 lbs boost should be good I believe that is their stock unit for the Boss.

http://www.kennebell.net/KBWebsite/SC_pg/Mustang%205.0%20(2011)/layouts/Mustang2011.htm
 
You can get the Braille ones a lot cheaper if you get them from the source, I don't recall who makes them or what the model number is but someone figured it out on another forum.
 

Dvendet

Everyone's entitled to my opinion. ;)
Jeep,

Have you considered using forged aluminum wheels and possibly an aluminum flywheel?
Moving the battery to the rear will save a bunch. I think I saw somewhere someone sells a kit to do this.

MMD
 

Justin

Save the dawn for your dishes!!!
If you get the alum drive shaft that there is worth about 17lbs. You could also go tubular K-member and tubular A-arms. Coil overs up front will shed some weight. Move the battery to the rear get a dynabatt http://www.summitracing.com/search/Product-Line/Davis-Unified-Ignition-Dyna-Batt-Batteries/
I would think that would get you close.
 
So far I am going to move the battery to the rear with a lighter battery. The aluminum drive shaft is second that should balance out the battery some. a good start.
 
jeepinocala said:
ArizonaGT said:
You sure you're only adding 50lbs? You've got the blower assembly, lower manifold, intercooler, and the weight of all the fluids for the intercooler/radiator as well.

After taking off some and adding the new it is supposed to add right around 50 pounds I am sure it would be give or take a few. Atleast this is what I was told 2.8 Kennebell blower.
I'm pretty sure you're looking at more like 100 lbs. My 2.3L TVS blower weighs 50lbs alone. I'm not sure about the KB, but I would think it weighs at least as much. Then add in the intercooler, heat exchanger, intercooler reservoir and at least a couple gallons of fluid and I think you'll be close to 100 lbs.
 

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