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Excellent list......wish we had weights for all that stuff. I bet it adds up to a decent amount.

I've been trying to figure out a away to remove the hitch and keep my bumper. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

On another note, got any pics of your rollpan?
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2003 Ram 1500 ST:
Weight Savings (lbs):

Rear chrome bumper + hardware = 39.7
Towbar = 40.0
Tailgate = 55.0
Chrome clad 17 + Michelin spare = 66.9
Plastic storage bin = 8.3
Mudflaps = 4.1
Passenger seat = 47.0
Center seat = 25.8
Spare tire frame = 18.2
Sway Bar = 30.7
Overload Leafs = 28.4
Jack + bars = 9.0
Airbox + filter = 7.3
Center seat belt = 2.3
Floor Mats = 8.5

Total Static Weight Savings = 391.2 lbs

Chrome clad 17's + Michelins = 66.9 x 4 (267.6)
Eagle / Falkens = 65.3 x 4 (261.2)
Dodge aluminum 17's + 275 DR = 45.5 x 2 (91.0)
Dodge aluminum 17's + skinnies = 51.5 x 2 (103.0)
American Racing 17's + 390 DR = 61.8 x 2 (123.6)

Total Rotational Weight Savings = 73.6 lbs
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May as well add the exhaust system to the list. And since we're getting so tech, shed your glass for plastic and steel for aluminum or carbon fiber. Hell break out the canopener and start peeling some skin off and gut it!
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Don't laugh, but I know guys that removed mirrors, radios, speakers, underhood insulation, noise suppression carpet padding, heater core, HVAC components, etc..
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Don't laugh, but I know guys that removed mirrors, radios, speakers, underhood insulation, noise suppression carpet padding, heater core, HVAC components, etc..
Not funny at all, heater core removal is a must and a radio is usless when running copper wires and high voltage coils.
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a buddy of mine went as far as finding doors at a salvage yard, guttin them and replacing the glass with lexan...



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^^ nice. Why the cloth seat? Lighter than the factory srt-10 seats?
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Where did he get the mirror covers or did he fab metal pieces to cover the opening?
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^^ nice. Why the cloth seat? Lighter than the factory srt-10 seats?
manual seat..no power on them like most..
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