On the Scales

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Update by Per Schroeder to the Honda Civic SI project car
Mar 5, 2005

Here’s a breakdown of the components that we’ve pulled out of the car so far; most are self explanatory. Since Honda-Challenge requires using the stock battery location, we pulled the battery relocation kit from the car. And as the Civic is now the towee instead of the tow-er, we removed the tow hitch. There’s more to be removed, as the car still has air conditioning and who knows what else living under the hood.

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<table>
<caption>Project 2002 Civic Si Track Car Weight Reduction</caption>
<tr>
    <th>Item Removed</th>
    <th>Weight (lbs.)</th>
</tr><tr>
    <td>spare tire & tools</td>
    <td>28.5</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>removable upper decklid</td>
    <td>4.5</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>passenger seat</td>
    <td>45</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>rear seat back (small)</td>
    <td>14.5</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>rear seat back (large)</td>
    <td>28</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>rear seat bottom</td>
    <td>10.5</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>rear carpet & deck</td>
    <td>6.75</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>stereo (head, spkrs)</td>
    <td>6.5</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>drivers door panel</td>
    <td>8.5</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>pass door panel</td>
    <td>9</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>glovebox</td>
    <td>3</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>center console</td>
    <td>5</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>interior side plastic (L)</td>
    <td>7</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>interior side plastic (r)</td>
    <td>6.75</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>remaining interior plastic</td>
    <td>24.25</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>cabin carpet</td>
    <td>13</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>headliner</td>
    <td>6.5</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>moonroof assembly</td>
    <td>31</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>sun visors (2)</td>
    <td>2</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>chassis braces & plates</td>
    <td>12.5</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>driver airbag</td>
    <td>3</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>passenger airbag</td>
    <td>6.5</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>airbag computer</td>
    <td>1.5</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>seatbelt hardware</td>
    <td>14.25</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>nuts and bolts</td>
    <td>4</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>grey footwell foam (what was reachable)</td>
    <td>8.5</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>battery relocate box & cable</td>
    <td>10</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>trailer hitch</td>
    <td>24</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td>assorted sealing plastic and goo</td>
    <td>2</td>
</tr><tr>
    <td><b>TOTAL SO FAR</b></td>
    <td>346.5</td>
</tr></table>
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