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Please forgive me I'm a newb, but I have a suggestion. Hopefully it has not been posted before. I recommend we start a Master Weight List thread. On this list we can record the weight of parts that are removeable. This is especially helpful to guys that race. For example, we could record the weight of the center console or passenger seat or rims and tires, tailgate, tonneau cover etc.

The Dakota guys on another board I frequent created a list and I found it very helpful. You'd be surprised how in depth some went....I'm talking fan shroud, shocks, aftermarket rims, leaf springs,etc.

Unfortunately,I haven't removed anything yet to begin the thread, but I will soon. Thoughts?
 

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Although I don't race my Ram I say "Go for it"!
It certainly can't hurt anything. Who knows how it might help in the future.
 

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Now that I think about it...I think I posted this in the wrong area.

This was not meant to be just me contributing weights. The one on the Dakota site has almost everyone contributing or have contributed at some point. Maybe one of the Mods will see this and move it to the appropriate area.
 

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I think it's a fine idea but probably mostly to guys who race. Honestly, if I cared about getting rid of 30 lbs in my truck I could go on a diet.
 

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This is a good idea for drag racers. It should be in the drag racing section though.
 

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IT has been listed before but not with aftermarket parts, so there is room for it to be improved upon!
 

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Ok....I'll go first

Below are from my 2009 Ram CC
Trailer hitch-------49 lbs.
Rear bumper-------33 lbs.
 

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I wished I would have weighed my stuff when i swapped...here is what i take/took off when i race...

rear bumper support/hitch
rear bumper (roll pan now)
spare tire
rear seats
rear fold flats
passenger seat
console
spare tire bracketry
swap stock 17's for lightweight 17's
power driver's seat (for a racing seat)
tailgate
tonneau cover
passenger side headlight
 

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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. :smileup:
 

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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?
manual seat..no power on them like most..
 

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