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    Lightweighting My Astra

    Right if i was to go about making my car more light weight Without Completely Strippping the interior, what is the best way to go?

    Im thinking...

    • Carbon Fibre Bonnet
    • Lightweight Alloy Wheels
    • Some new seats (Are 888 Seats Lighter than standard)
    • Taking the back seats out (not something i really want to do BUT)
    Is there anything else you can do to reduce any more weight. apart from going on a diet myself
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    Hi ya,

    Several things you can do. Some you have already mentioned.

    You could part strip the interior. Such as remove Carpet on roof, Back seats, boot sides and carpet. You could also remove the aircon if you have it. That alone ways a lot. Without going to far there isnt much you can do other than look at some carbon fibre body kits and panels maybe. This could be expensive though. If you want to go further there is other options.

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    Lose the spare wheel and only put a couple of quid petrol in at a time
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    have a shit the seats still weigh a fair old bit, oz super T's you'll notice the difference
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    buy a 1.4 16v 3 door non air con on 15's steel rims they go link stink around the NCP

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    Does any body do perspex window kits for the Astra? Change your glass for perpex, a good way of saving weight.

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