[ba] !weight reduction! (And reply to chip upgrde)

JShadzi at aol.com JShadzi at aol.com
Sat Apr 20 13:12:22 EDT 2002

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Biggest weight reduction is the AC, get rid of that and you'll also improve
the balance of the car.  Other than that, you could get rid of the heavy
electric radiator fan and install a light aftermarket one, and interior is
after that.  You could get the manual regulators and parts off of an 84
quattro, but not sure if its worth the 5 lbs or so you'll save.

There really is no chip for CIS cars, in fact, the rev limiter is controlled
more by the fuel pump relay than the ECU.  TAP claimed that they could modify
your ecu for 10hp, a total crock if you ask me, you can more easily advance
the timing yourself.


In a message dated 4/19/2002 11:39:11 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
thesonofdeath at hotmail.com writes:

> Im trying to get the weight on my 86 4kCS quat down to a minimum so im
> wondering what exactly i can remove without disrupting the momentum of the
> car.
> Im pretty much at the point of ... creature comforts? what are those??
> hahaha... the only comfort ill have is my stereo which i cannot live
> without
> (being ADHD i HAVE to have something to listen to or do or ill go crazy) so
> what exactly engine compartment, undercarrage, interior, and anything else
> can i get rid of.
> Side note, i would also like to remove the rear window motors but im unsure
> as to how i can accomplish this without having my windows drop to the
> bottom
> of the door...
> And in response to the "no non-turbo chip upgrade" I know for a fact there
> is an ECU mod that simply removes the rev limiter set @ 6200rpm which is
> what im looking for. No HP boost necessary.
> -Johnny

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