Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Although this won't lighten the car by any more than MAYBE a pound, get rid of that dusty old insulation on the underside of the hood. I mean, if it is miraculously clean, leave it be, but they get really dusty and sprinkle the dust into your air filter. I needn't say why this is bad.
On a side note, about the soundproofing, my neighbor had a little mazda that he gutted free of the soundproofing. In total, he shed over 500 pounds by doing this. Then you have the mundane things like the jack and spare tire if you don't mind going without those, heh, but really, go fiberglass with whatever body parts you can afford, and lose some of the insulation. I myself am a bit of a purist and prefer to leave that stuff alone and just make a more potenet engine, because 3rd gens aren't really that heavy to begin with.