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Discussion in 'S30 (240Z,260Z,280Z) General' started by tel240z, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. tel240z

    tel240z
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    So how heavy is your car put mine on some brand new scales today, blimey that m3 engine and box must be heavy as I'm fibreglass clad
     

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  2. jonbills

    jonbills
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    I'd like to know, more than that I bet.
     
  3. racer

    racer
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    I was surprised at this a first Terry , but then I see your s54 Motor ways in at 149kg's. As far as I remember a typical Lseries is about 117kg.
    Plus the heavier gearbox and of course your supercharger. Oh and I nearly forgot your hydraulic power steering rack and cage.
    Are you having second thoughts on going back to steel doors now?
    You could always fit these and keep your fibre glass doors?
    https://www.plastics4performance.com/datsun-240z-lexan-full-window-kit.html
     
  4. franky

    franky
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    i'm pretty sure the engine and box come in at 270kg ish, i've got the weights somewhere. a 6 speed box is 27kg IIRC. add the big brakes/discs all round etc etc.
     
  5. ben240z

    ben240z
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    850KG without me
     
  6. tel240z

    tel240z
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    wow 300kg Ben
     
  7. ben240z

    ben240z
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    hahahahaha no I am not 300kgs
     
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  8. johnymd

    johnymd
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    I have never really looked at weight reduction on my blue car, only front to rear distribution. I recall mine being 604kg front and back with half tank of fuel (30kg). That’s with spare wheel, tools and spares, 2 sets of full carpets plus lots of dynomat, full interior (fiberglass dash), full cage and all steel panels. Car was built with no weight reduction in mind. All in weight with me in it would be over 1300kg.
     
  9. johnymd

    johnymd
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    That does sound pretty high Terry. Are you sure your 2 boys weren't standing on the ramp for a laugh.
     
  10. Ian

    Ian
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    Heavier engine and box plus supercharger
    Other things which either are or may be heavier:

    Wider wheels and tyres
    Much bigger exhaust system
    Cage
    Fuel pumps
    ECU and wiring
    Axle setup
    Supercharger
    oil cooler?
    Probably bigger coolant and oil capacity.

    I won't say brakes because in my case the brake setup it didn't really add any weight as the stock setups are already heavy.

    That lot there will account for a lot of weight, I personally would be happy if thats what the final weight of mine was.
     
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  11. tel240z

    tel240z
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  12. tel240z

    tel240z
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    or just fit a smaller charger pully and up the boost and a re map
     
  13. tel240z

    tel240z
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    lol John i hope not as they would have had a long walk home, the more i look into it im quite happy, bigger drive shafts r200 diff lsd now thats a lump charge cooler and pump, along with the bits Matt and Ian have pointed out
     
  14. strugrat

    strugrat
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    1080Kg with pretty much a full tank of fuel.
    Weighed at Center Gravity in Atherstone during full alignment and corner weighting.
     
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  15. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
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    Only heard great things about them and handy too because they're so local
     
  16. strugrat

    strugrat
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    Cant recommend them enough. Transformed the car tbh.
     
  17. jonbills

    jonbills
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    What did it cost if you don't mind saying?
     
  18. moggy240

    moggy240 INSURANCE VALUATIONS OFFICER Staff Member Moderator

    Just under 900kgs with a half cage fitted.
     

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  19. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    You win by a long way Moggy!

    My old 240Z was about 1050kg.

    R200, S14, Oil cooler, Full cage, Range Rover calipers - but no bumpers, FG bonnet (no hinges), FG hatch., perspex door windows (no mechanism).
     
  20. strugrat

    strugrat
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    I forget exactly but it was around 600 for the setup. Was a whole days labour on the ramp (8-9hrs)
     

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