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rear axle weights

TMSBOSS

Spending my pension on car parts and track fees.
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jim woodruff said:
The large steel dampers that are mounted to the rear lower control bracket. Has anyone removed these and what was the noise effect ?

I removed mine. A slight gear like noise has shown up since. Usually shows up around highway speeds with load.
 
TMSBOSS said:
I removed mine. A slight gear like noise has shown up since. Usually shows up around highway speeds with load.
I think they weigh around 5-7 lbs each? Unfortunately it's low on the rear of the car......the opposite end of where we most need weight reduction.
 
TMSBOSS said:
I removed mine. A slight gear like noise has shown up since. Usually shows up around highway speeds with load.

Thanks, That is the information I was looking for. I am going to install the whiteline recocation brackets and will not reinstall the weights. If it is to loud I can always reinstall the dampers.
 
Let us know what they weigh when you're done if you don't mind. With all the rear end noise I already have I can't imagine I'll notice it if I pull mine.
 
A nice option for those holes is the FTBR S-197 Rear Axle Tie Down Eye. Scroll down about half way on the page below.

http://fulltiltboogieracing.com/FTBROrder.htm
 

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