1991 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
Weight Reduction

GVR4s are not light cars. They are at least 200 lbs heavier than an equivalent DSM. I didn't get a chance to weigh my car before I started all the weight reduction but a stock GVR4 with a sunroof probably weighs around 3400 lbs. I weighed just about everything on a bathroom scale so don't take the exact weight as gospel. A few things are estimated weights and I'll get more exact numbers when I remove them from the car again.

Things I am still planning to add or remove that will adjust the current total:
+6 pt roll cage
-replace leaking power steering with manual rack
-lighter hood and trunk lid
-finish removing interior sound deadening
-lexan sunroof or none (track only)
> -lighter wheels (this is hard to do)
-ABS
-other interior mods?

Replaced stock front seats with Sparco EVOs
-Stock drivers seat and brackets - 42 lbs
-Stock passenger seat and brackets - 35 lbs
+Pair of Sparco Evos - 28 lbs
+Sparco sidemount brackets - 2 lbs
+shiftedthinking.com aluminum seat rails - 5 lbs
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Net weight loss = 42 lbs

Replaced front automatic belts with 6-point harnesses
-Stock shoulder harnesses and bracket - 10 lbs
-Stock lap belts and brackets -5 lbs
-Stock seat belt motors and tracks - 15 lbs
+Sparco 6 point harnesses - 10 lbs
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Net weight loss = 20 lbs

Removed rear seats
-Seats - 30 lbs
-Stock rear seat belts and brackets - 5 lbs
Net weight loss = 35 lbs

Removing interior sound deadener
-Trunk and rear seats - 10+ lbs (so far, i'm not done yet)

"Relocated" emissions equipment
-Brackets, purge, hoses - 6 lbs

Removed cruise control
-Cruise control box, throttle cable, brackets - 9 lbs
+New thottle cable - <1 lbs
Net weight loss = 8 lbs

Removed spare, tools and jack
-Spare - 31 lbs
-Jack and iron - 8 lbs
+AAA Card and cell phone - <1 lbs
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Net weight loss = 39 lbs

Lightened Flywheel
-Stock - 23 lbs
+Fidanza - 8 lbs
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Net weight loss = 15 lbs

Removed excess interior trim
Net weight loss = 4 lbs

Front Bumper hacking for FMIC
Net weight loss = 30 lbs

Intake manifold bracket removed
Net weight loss = 2 lbs

Air can removed and snorkel for Dejon Intake pipe
Net weight loss = 5 lbs

Large battery replace with stx680 from www.batteryweb.com
-Old battery = 35 lbs
+New battery = 14 lbs
Net weight loss = 21 lbs

4WS Removal including almost all lines. 2 Short pieces remain at rack.
Net weight loss = ? lbs

AC removal. Everything under the hood.
-Old battery = ? lbs
-Underdash = 10 lbs
Net weight loss = ? lbs

Rear Bumper Support removal
Entire rear bumper assembly = 73 lbs
-Bumper support = 50 lbs
Still used "foam" = 8 lbs
Bumper cover = 15 lbs
Net weight loss = 50 lbs

Power Antenna Removal
Net weight loss = 10 lbs

Power to manual rack swap
Net weight loss = 15 lbs

Carbon fiber hood
-Stock hood = 47 lbs
Carbon fiber hood = 15 lbs
Net weight loss = 32 lbs

Carbon fiber trunk (estimate, will correct on arrival)
-Stock trunk = 37 lbs
-Stock spoiler = 5 pounds
Carbon fiber trunk = 10 lbs
Net weight loss = 32 lbs

Sunroof Replacement
-Stock sunroof assembly = 40 lbs
Lexan replacement = 10 lbs
Net weight loss = 30 lbs

ABS removal
Net weight loss = 22 lbs



Total Weight Loss Currently = 237 lbs
Last Scale Car Weight (minus driver) = 3140 lbs
Current Estimated Car Weight (minus driver) = 3080 lbs