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Old 01-01-2012, 10:12 AM
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Vehicle: 2011 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Saddle Brown
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
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Originally Posted by kay9 View Post
removing the spare is a start but below are some other options to consider
Taken from NA. Bold is what i have done.
1 lighter tires and wheels = can save you 100lbs - Done
2 remove tail gate = can save 69lbs to 110lbs - Done
3 remove spare tire and jack pieces can save 71lbs - Done
4 remove most gas in the gas tank [1/4 tank or less] can save 100lbs to 165lbs
5 remove window washer tank with water = can save 9lbs - Done
6 remove wipers = can save 1 1/2lbs
7 remove stock air intake system. = can save 2lbs - Done
8 run light weight pullys and short belt. save 1-2lbs - Done
9 remove fan and shroud with elec. fan = can save up to 10lbs - Done
10 remove passanger seat and cener seat = can save 80lbs - Done
11 lighter battery = can save 12lbs -
12 shorter exhaust system = can save 12lbs
13 remove any extra water from the radiator tank = can save 1-2lbs
14 remove sound system = can save 4lbs to 100lbs
15 remove sound proof material and carpet = can save up to 60lbs - Done
16 removed the front sway bar = can save 20lbs - Done
17 remove one leaf from each side. = can save up 25lbs - Done
18 remove A/C compressor, condenser, lines can save up to 74lbs - Done
19 remove hood liner = can save up to 3lbs
20 remove stock plastic wiper cowl = can save 3lbs
21 remove factory reciever hitch and bumper = can save up to 100 lbs - Done
22 remove all 4 fender wells = can save up to 15 lbs

add all these up and you got an average somewehere in the neighborhood of 8-900lbs!
Are you building a race truck? Otherwise removing all that stuff is stupid. If you were worried about saving on gas, get rid of the truck and get a Prius
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