Nov 14, 2012 update to the Toyota Camry project car

Camry on Scales?

Losing weight is serious business.

A good first step in building a track car is seeing just what you’ve got to work with. In the case of the Camry, we rolled it onto our Longacre scales. In completely stock form with nearly a full tank of gas, it weighed in at 3070 pounds.

We removed the spare tire, baby seat (those come standard, right?), and various other floor mats and jacks, to bring the weight down to a more reasonable 2970 pounds. That’s right—the average driver has about 100 pounds of junk in the trunk.

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Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder PowerDork
11/14/12 10:01 a.m.

A good first step in building a track car is seeing just what you've got to work with. In the case of the Camry, we rolled it onto our Longacre scales. In completely stock form with nearly a full tank of gas, it weighed in at 3070 pounds.

We removed the spare tire, baby seat (those come standard, right?), and various other floor mats and jacks, to bring the weight down to a more reasonable 2970 pounds. That's right—the average driver has about 100 pounds of junk in the trunk.

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2ndstorer
2ndstorer New Reader
11/14/12 4:26 p.m.

Is that a Britax car seat I see?

jj
jj Reader
11/14/12 10:59 p.m.

almost civic si territory for weight.

thriddis
thriddis
5/18/13 10:55 a.m.

I am negotiating for a Camry v6 with a 5 speed this weekend. This project car was my inspiration. Will you be having any more updates?

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