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    Weight reduction

    How would you reduce weight on an already light abarth.

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    Don't order it with a sunroof for starters.

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    How much weight does that add

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    Quote Originally Posted by X1/9 View Post
    How would you reduce weight on an already light abarth.


    With a full set of optional Mopar/Magneti Marelli parts, a total 200lb weight reduction over stock. Let's hope they hit the U.S. market.

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    Sunroof probably adds a good 50-75 lbs, 17" wheels add about 15-20 lbs as well. Keep it a low optioned car and it will reward you with better performance.

    I saved 20 lbs swapping out the battery for a lighter group 81 unit. Comes off the load heavy front end and it performs flawlessly, with no electrical demand issues whatsoever - but I do not live in a cold climate so i will safely say it's a fair weather mod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by X1/9 View Post
    How much weight does that add
    Obviously they vary but my guess is anywhere from 30-60lbs. I would think the 500 one would weigh on the higher end because it requires a frame to go up and over the roof to hold the glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobR View Post
    Don't order it with a sunroof for starters.
    This.

    And what Zonker said on the battery would be a great start and easy to swap. Swap the seats out for one piece bucket seats and remove the backseats. Remove sound deadening and carpets. All depends on how much comfort you're willing to sacrifice. Hehe....

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    I don't believe I'll be able to bring myself to sacrifice the sunroof. It may not end up being the lightest Abarth out there (even after I swap out the heavier components), but at least I'll be able to enjoy some top-end sunlight on casual drives.

    Also, some other extremes you might consider to lose a few good pounds: Gutting out the interior panels, entire back seat area, and air conditioning unit.
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    Eat more salads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gumby013 View Post
    Eat more salads.
    ....or have a svelte friend drive it for you

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