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well i've had my back seat out for a long time, finally found Something to work in the front for now.
my buddy gave me his drivers manual bucket from his 85 camaro.
he verified the camaro seat ships at 26lbs
and with him holding the stock caddy (CLOTH) seats(had him do it because Me + either seat = Buried Scale), we verified the passenger side (40%) to be about 53lbs and the drivers (60%) to be exactly 70lbs.
so -53 + -70 = -123
-123 + 26 = -97.

all in all, i just dropped about a buck!
and lastly, once i take my stereo out tomorrow (everything but the sub/box) i'm nearly positive i'll be below 6 seconds 0-60mph and estimated around 14.0 in the quarter.

good news to me atleast seeing i haven't touched the motor
and i am hopefully getting my car weighed tomorrow, i'll update if i do. my friends have me convinced i'm under 4000, but i'm doubtful.

Man i can't wait for the 373s/400lb eaton and the 3200 edge this winter... sorry for rambling, just wanted to share with the fleetwood guys!
 
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CC i dont know you're mods, but unless you're in some super -DA at one of those east coast tracks, I dont think RAISS, and free mods are going to get you to 14.00 in the 1/4 mile, unless you have other mods you're not mentioning..
 
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OK, I'm gonna' get Buffman's back here & I'll be genererous & say the quickest this Caddy is going is 15.5 in the 1/4. Whatever gadget he is using to "estimate" his times is NOT a timeslip snatched from that little shack on the return lane of the 1320. The wagon & the Caddy weigh about the same, so if you want to know what mods (other than pitching your seats & other essentials) it really takes to get to 14.0 on street tires, check pg 1 of my home-page, take it for what it's worth, as I've only been working on getting into the 13's for three years now. BTW, the 3.73's & Edge 'verter will buy you a full second if you are starting with base 2.56's :cool: BTW, seing as you haven't touched the motor, I believe the 3200 will be a bit much.
 
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I ran a 15.1 with the mods in my sig, and I was running stock 235s in the rear (and 2:56s). I'm getting 3:73s and a posi soon... can't wait to get some runs in after that.
 
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3200 stall is fine. He's planning for the future, that's all... I know custom has a cam lined up already. I see a 14.5 - 14.7 for ya... No go get that time slip!!!
 
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[ 01-02-2007, 04:07 PM: Message edited by: CustomCaddys ]
 
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[ 01-02-2007, 04:07 PM: Message edited by: CustomCaddys ]
 
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oh and i've been "working to get into 13's" since March.
that's when i got the car.
have not been to a track yet, so i guess i can't backup myself in that aspect

and there may be more little stupid mods, that's all i could think of off hand

and thank's eddie, yes i do have that cam still but am thinking about selling it because i'm leaning toward a fresh block and LE3

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k, well i just got back from weighing in..
3970lbs. make more sense?
 
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Originally posted by CustomCaddys:
k, well i just got back from weighing in..
3970lbs. make more sense?
with or without you? Im still thinking you're being optimistic by about .5
 
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that was without me... and i lied, the camaro seat actually weighs 32lbs.. we weighed the passenger one.

but yeah 3970 was with all the stereo stuff In, who knows what that weighs (2 amps, 1 crossover, 12 speakers) + some little things i need to take out. only bad thing is that i'm about 270 and the 4/0 i have decided to use for the battery relocate is another 20lbs back on. still gotta figure out how to solder the connections on such big wire.

you Really think i'm no better than a 14.5 at the track? i agree that i'm being hopeful but i'm also trying to be realistic. maybe my "mods don't add up" but the modlist isn't quite the determining factor.
i guess i need to make a new video.

next year i'll make the hour+ drive to a 1320, i don't think the local 1/8th mile is still open

after i get the gears and converter, i'll have to take a road trip so we can gamble matt...
 
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Originally posted by CustomCaddys:

you Really think i'm no better than a 14.5 at the track? i agree that i'm being hopeful but i'm also trying to be realistic. maybe my "mods don't add up" but the modlist isn't quite the determining factor.
i guess i need to make a new video.

next year i'll make the hour+ drive to a 1320, i don't think the local 1/8th mile is still open

after i get the gears and converter, i'll have to take a road trip so we can gamble matt...
without visiting a track we're just all bench racing here. Trying to do a 1/4 mile on the street is IMO less accurate than using a Gtech
Im just saying dont get your hopes up if you only run a 14.5
 
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Will, I ain't bashin' ya, just tryin' to keep it real. We had no idea you gutted your car to that extent, though. Given that your car lost 500lbs, that would put you in the 14's for sure & after gears & verter - say hello to 13's! :eek:
 
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That's funny I made a clip like that a few days ago... click me

3970 lbs.... WOW you took a lot out. My car is like 4500 with out me in it... Come on!!! Let's see another wood in the 13's... I'm startin to look for a 12... ;)
 
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hell yeah eddie, nice vid... haven't talked to you in a while.
i'm gonna give it my all to crack 13s before the converter/gears
i would Swear that this catback and some good valve springs will do it(barely) (might need new tires too muahah)

better watch out, i just finished talkin to Nab... i'm on a mission now

oh and the stereo stuff was about another 29lbs. it's nicole richie fleetwood time.
 
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29lbs... :D LOL... Did you ever see a pic of my trunk?


I think one of my 12's is 29lbs...
 
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ooh props on the rockford install eduardo..
ever hear of digital design?
i had a 9515 in the trunk of my deville... 50lbs + about 80lbs worth of wood... yeesh was that rough moving around.
 
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I had a box in my old Fleet. So I decide to go freeair to save space and weight...
 
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