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OK Eli says i am insane does THIS make me INSANE?

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  1. Buttuz4eva

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    #1 Buttuz4eva, Jun 28, 2004
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    i decided to go ahead and start sheading a few pounds i started wth the carpets ripped them out tryed to smooth out the cylycone as mush as possible then painted the whole inside floor. next is the front and rear bumper made from carbon fiber. then the hood and rear decklid carbon fiber .then the inside doors and interior as well and last a lexan back window.the last thing will be add the CS stripe sticker of course the sticker alone will add 50 horse to the car right? No for real how much wieght do you think i can shed off the no cats 360

    Am i INSANE or am i SANE ???

    i think i am begining to agree with eli.
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  3. ForzaFerrari

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    :confused: well, it's your car, but I....I would never never had done it...but again, that's just IMHO
    If you are pleased with it... :)

    ciao,

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  4. kenster888

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    I've heard of the 'Low Carb' diet but never heard of the 'Low Carbon' diet :)
     
  5. udalmia

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    I vote insane!
     
  6. JC360

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    very nice! dont forget the cf stradale side mirrors =)
     
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  8. Black355

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    I have very strong opinions about this -- I went through this when I got my first Porsche. I decided that making a street car faster was pointless because driving fast on the streets is a waste of time. I opted to keep my Turbo S "comfy" and bought a dedicated track car.

    My best lap times at Lime Rock in the Turbo S: 1:02-ish, $140k, 400+-ish hp

    My best lap times in my RSR: 0:57-ish, $60k, 270-ishhp

    Best move you can take.

    The reality is, you cannot shed enough pounds in a street car to make weight savings worth anything. If you were really hardcore, you'd eliminate the following:

    - Passenger Seat
    - Sound deadening material (Extensive in a 360)
    - Audio System (Including wiring)
    - Cooling System (Including controls & Fan)
    - Dashboard (You don't need that)
    - Glass (replace with Lexan)
    - Inside Door Panels
    - ABS, Traction Control, etc.
    - Fuel Tank (Get a lightweight Fuel Cell -- not the future tech thing, the bag in an aluminum enclosure thing)

    Plus, the $$,$$$ you'll spend on Carbon Fiber parts, light weight wheels (Unsprung weight saving is VERY important), labor, etc. You'll go through all of this, spend all this $$ sacrifice all this comfort -- and still get your ass handed to you by a $30,000 track prepared normally aspirated 911.

    My advice? Enjoy the comfort and if you want a rocket for 1/4 mile racing or road racing get a dedicated car.
     
  9. pchop

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    A cheaper alternative is NY Sports Club's $90 monthly membership, I'm sure that's an easy 10 lbs...hehe
     
  10. Buttuz4eva

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    i just want it to look sick is it that much more uncomfertable with carpet ? NO

    i want the sport seats .

    the sound is a whole lot better

    it looks way cooler

    i have a friend that is doing all of the carbon fiber for free just so he has the molds i havent spent a cent on nothing yet and i dont think i will be spending a cent other then the sticker so i just think it would be cool to know that i have the lightest street 360 out there thats all. **** a quarter mile Zen i am not even thinking about that. I would like to have a CS in actuallity but do not want a F1 so i will make this car lighterthen the CS and it will be a 6 speed buy the way my friend will be selling these idems for great prices better then any price you have seen and top quality work.

    The CS does not have carbon fiber front,rearbumpers
    nor does it have carbon fiber hood or decklid.

    i vote insane
     
  11. Ed P.

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    LMAO! Brad probably has more than 10 lbs. of ink on him.... AS for the mods on the car, if "looking sick" was the goal, then I would say you are on the right track. :)
     
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  13. W00dEar

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    if CF parts are free, go for it.
    otherwise the effort/money input is probably not worth the weight reduction result and performance gain.
    in any case, it will look BAD ARSE! so can't go wrong there.
     
  14. Black355

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    Me, too.

    Want a free sticker? Go see phil in Deer Park. Show up with the 360. Tell him you're a friend of mine...

    http://www.grafikdezine.com

    I'd bet that he'll do it free to put a stripe on a 360...
     
  15. lotustt

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    I vote insane. But if you plan on keeping the car for a long time its your choice.
     
  16. Greg G

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    I wanna meet phil the sticker guy sometime - he gets alot of mentiion here LOL.

    and yea brad... insane is what im thinkin
     
  17. drsrock

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    Absolutely INSANE!!!
     
  18. DodgeViper01

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    Insaine but it is your car and as long as you are happy. It looks pretty cool though!!!

    DRSROCK:

    How come we have yet to see you at an event???
     
  19. Ferrari0324

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    You could probably save about 200-300 pounds. Everything adds up.
     
  20. robiferretti

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    put racing seats and a roll cage in it, otherwise people are going to think its a half rebuilt salvage car
     
  21. Buttuz4eva

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    time my son its all comming in time
     
  22. KennyH

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    Insane-- but in a good way, a stock 360 is a dime a dozen these days at Ferrari events, your car will really stand out..! Supercharge it!
     
  23. kennyyellow360

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    The sport seat alone shed off 80 pounds, I took off my cat also, I assume it save at least 40 pounds. SANE. :)
     
  24. DodgeViper01

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    Oh boy. This car is going to be a project for a very long time. Everything is going to eventually be changed isn't it?
     
  25. Buttuz4eva

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    yup but thats the fun about having a car constant change
     
  26. robiferretti

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    only if its constantly running :)
     
  27. richard

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    I believe this is an all or nothing sort of thing, but money-wise and time-wise it would be cheaper for you to just buy a 360CS and be done with it.

    If you are going to start taking out carpet you had better remove every single thing possible from the car!!! Otherwise you are just ruining a perfectly good car.
     
  28. KennyH

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    Tons of pristine 360's for sale, the enjoyment he'll get out of it will be worth 10x more then the drop in resale value-- he's an artist, this is his new canvas...
     

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