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anyone know of any ways of making this beast lose weight? i have an 04 hemi quad cab and id love to shed a few lbs if anyone has any ideas please share....
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hmm, never thought of this, the biggest difference would to trade it in for a singlecab, but we will avoid that.


If you have a tonneau cover, it could be removed.
Tailgate can be removed.
resonator(s) cut off
Don't fill your tank all the way, maybe half everytime.
Drain your windshield washer fluid???

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Don't know many ways to lighten up a truck. They're build heavy, unlike cars. A few things I could think of are a fiberglass hood, remove the tailgate, install a low capacity fuel cell. Switching to aluminum heads over the stock cast iron will save you a good 50lbs.
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Don't know many ways to lighten up a truck. They're build heavy, unlike cars. A few things I could think of are a fiberglass hood, remove the tailgate, install a low capacity fuel cell. Switching to aluminum heads over the stock cast iron will save you a good 50lbs.
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Ditch spare tire but that's risky lol
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hmm..lol yea i ditched the spare in my mustang and of course a day came where i needed it.lol. well ill keep looking around.Id like to keep the tailgate thanks to mythbusters proving you get better gas mileage with it and in the upright position....but maybe its worth a shot.
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i made a reference to my friends LS1 in another thread about being open header...he also has gutted over 1000 LBs from the car.besides interior things that i could think of i should message him.I just figured if there were items that could be driven without in a car that they would just be heavier in a truck and able to lose them too.lol.
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Well here are two things I can think of if you can live without them. 1) Air conditioner - taking out the condenser and accessories you could eliminate about 50 lbs i'm guessing, just make sure to get a new serpentine belt. 2) Windsheild washer tank - take out the reservoir and lines, a full tank could probably weigh upwards of 20 lbs or more.
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Jenny Craig, maybe?
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I always had to laugh when guys would try and get their cars to weigh less for the track. They would talk about shaving off things that were 5-10 lbs, but weighed 220 racing their car. They could afford to lose 40-50 lbs themelves to make their car faster, lol.
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