The complete automotive resource for buyers, sellers, and owners like you.
Car, Truck and SUV Forums at Roadfly
+ Bentley Forums
+ BMW Forums
+ Cadillac Forums
+ Chevrolet Forums
+ Ferrari Forums
+ Jaguar Forums
+ Lamborghini Forums
+ Lotus Forums
+ Mercedes-Benz Forums
+ Maserati Forums
+ MINI Forums
+ Porsche Forums
+ General Discussion
+ Marketplace Forums
a couple of hints (archive)

[ Follow Ups ] [ E30 M3 Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]

Posted by Terry on June 29, 2002 at 04:36:17:

In Reply to: Lightening the E30 M3......ideas? posted by John W on June 28, 2002 at 18:48:03:

Replace the battery with a lightweight race sort (like at Dynabatt). That's almost 30 lbs saved and the battery as plenty of juice for our application.

If you live in a climate that doesn't require AC, remove the compressor and evaporator (as well as the belt). The compressor i'd like to say is 15-20 lbs in front of the front axle.

The combo of the battery (behind rear axle, -30 lbs) and compressor (in front of front axle, -20 lbs) will at least help you mentally.

Homemade Grp A

Follow Ups:

[ Follow Ups ] [ E30 M3 Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]
Questions, comments, or problems, please visit the Roadfly help desk. Logo © 1997 - 2018 Jump Internet Inc. All rights reserved.