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Old 17-02-2017, 09:51   #1
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Gutting doors

Thinking of taking some weight out the doors. Does anyone have any pictures or advice? Will be leaving bars in, winders and latches. What type if weight saving is possible? Cheers
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Is it an Evo V? Have you actually pulled the panel and seen what's NOT there already

Door bars

The glass and speakers will be the heaviest thing in there!

I guess you could buy the RS door cards with manual window winders and then remove the electrical motors/regulators and that. Maybe go plexi-windows. Someone on here was selling lightweight doors complete if you search. ;-)
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Yeah speakers already out, looking at lots of little things I can do to trim the weight
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Kins has replacement doors:


http://www.lancerregister.com/showth...ght=light+door
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Make them look like a piece of cheese.. maybe a bit extreme for some lol

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with out removing the door bar its not really worth a whole hill of beans weight saving wise ,the door bars a fair lump of metal
you can see around 2kgs ish ,,with the door bars out and poly windows and a proper gut you can see around 12kg on each door
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with out removing the door bar its not really worth a whole hill of beans weight saving wise ,the door bars a fair lump of metal
you can see around 2kgs ish ,,with the door bars out and poly windows and a proper gut you can see around 12kg on each door
A V 'shouldn't' have a door bar. They didn't fit them until the 'cedia body' VII onwards according to all my references?

The irony of all this is that I'm guessing the weight is being saved for use on track, so then you fit a fire extinguisher, roll cage, etc
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all the doors ive had 4s onwards have door bars in ,the later 8s and 9s had alloy ones ,the rest all round tube steel that is a BIG lump of metal
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all the doors ive had 4s onwards have door bars in ,the later 8s and 9s had alloy ones ,the rest all round tube steel that is a BIG lump of metal
Cool thanks for clearing that up
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I've seen this done and you can save plenty as there's 4 doors to gut funnily enough and it can be done in a way where you keep the winders and stock glass.


If I put a carpet, headlining, dash, plastic interior, OEM gutted doors with working wind up windows, standard rear screen and door glass etc back in and ditched the dry sump and cage and entered the Harewood Hill Climb in the road going class my car would still be around the 1030-1050 whilst pretending to be a road car for the class yet still wouldn't be breaking any rules.

What I'm saying here is don't listen to anyone who says it isn't worth it if you want to make your car really light. Every gram counts and as proved, they all add up. Losing weight will really help you up that steep hill mate.
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Yeah as kenny said the car is for sprinting and hillclimbing. Its a fairly decent spec so I want to try and get a bit more weight out and looking at options. Kenny if you find any pics let me know mate.
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Been toying with doing the same to mine.....bought some fibreglass doors but think im going to stay in Roadgoing!

What else are you doing to get weight out, Nick?
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Ditch all the central locking and trim down all the lock mechanisms. Get rid of the standard check strap, trim the hinges down, shotgun drill all the winder mechanism. All of that x4 and you've saved a fair few kgs and you can then start chopping some of the metal work out of door.
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