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Ok guys,
I should be getting the truck back today or tomorrow and I want to start shedding weight. I want to remove as much as possible with out compromising the truck. I will never be off road so here is what I have in mind.

1. Spare tire and equipment to lower and raise the wheel.
2. Take off as much of the skid plate underneath the truck
3. Aftermarket bumpers?

If anyone sees any other parts that can be removed to help shed weight please chime in.

No I won't be taking seats out or anything like that I want to be able to pull up and look somewhat stock. Not a stripped down racer 😉

This is all in the name of speed . A guy locally ran 12.38 @ 108 mph.
I would love to see how much I can pick Up by removing some weight.
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also I don't know if this person has removed any weight from the truck.
 

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That’s a savage move, lots of people will hate on that but I’m excited to see what you can accomplish with weight removal.
 

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You could pull the tow hitch receiver and maybe a lighter aftermarket bumper without the exhaust notches and also turn down the exhaust after the cab and remove the 2 mufflers and the extra exhaust pipe.

It sounds like you have thought of everything else. I bet its gonna look and be really cool.
 

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Ok guys,
I should be getting the truck back today or tomorrow and I want to start shedding weight. I want to remove as much as possible with out compromising the truck. I will never be off road so here is what I have in mind.

1. Spare tire and equipment to lower and raise the wheel.
2. Take off as much of the skid plate underneath the truck
3. Aftermarket bumpers?

If anyone sees any other parts that can be removed to help shed weight please chime in.

No I won't be taking seats out or anything like that I want to be able to pull up and look somewhat stock. Not a stripped down racer 😉

This is all in the name of speed . A guy locally ran 12.38 @ 108 mph.
I would love to see how much I can pick Up by removing some weight.View attachment 5167also I don't know if this person has removed any weight from the truck.
1) Rip out the interior and replace just the front two seats with carbon fiber shells.
2) Replace the bed with a fiberglass shell unless you actually plan to haul something in it.
3) Replace exhaust with Titanium side cut outs.
4) Replace glass.
5) Remove dash, instrument cluster and infotainment system, add gauge stack and gps timing.
6). Replace 33 gallon fuel tank with 10 gallon fuel cell.
7) Replace wheels and tires with much lighter versions supporting a higher speed rating.
8) Replace Bilstein shock system with lighter and stiffer system.
 

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Ok guys,
I should be getting the truck back today or tomorrow and I want to start shedding weight. I want to remove as much as possible with out compromising the truck. I will never be off road so here is what I have in mind.

1. Spare tire and equipment to lower and raise the wheel.
2. Take off as much of the skid plate underneath the truck
3. Aftermarket bumpers?

If anyone sees any other parts that can be removed to help shed weight please chime in.

No I won't be taking seats out or anything like that I want to be able to pull up and look somewhat stock. Not a stripped down racer 😉

This is all in the name of speed . A guy locally ran 12.38 @ 108 mph.
I would love to see how much I can pick Up by removing some weight.View attachment 5167also I don't know if this person has removed any weight from the truck.
I’m gonna pull the rear seat and associatted hardware. I bet thats 200-250 pounds alone
 

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1) Rip out the interior and replace just the front two seats with carbon fiber shells.
2) Replace the bed with a fiberglass shell unless you actually plan to haul something in it.
3) Replace exhaust with Titanium side cut outs.
4) Replace glass.
5) Remove dash, instrument cluster and infotainment system, add gauge stack and gps timing.
6). Replace 33 gallon fuel tank with 10 gallon fuel cell.
7) Replace wheels and tires with much lighter versions supporting a higher speed rating.
8) Replace Bilstein shock system with lighter and stiffer system.
Lol. While all these are proven drag car stuff, i think this would be crazy to do.

but if you are going to do it. Remove the hvac system, windshield washer tank, swap to Li-ion battery, replace all panels you can with carbon fiber, etc
 

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Wow, Hellasaurus, those are drastic measures for weight reduction for sure. I guess if you're all in to get the best ET then that's what it will take.
I'm not a TRX owner yet but hope to acquire one after the dust settles a little.
If I was looking to get a lower ET slip time It would be cheaper and easier for me to hire one of those 80 lb jockey types to make the quarter mile pass. That way I get an immediate 160 lb. reduction since my fat butt is right around 240 lbs. Ha, ha.
 

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I’m probably just going to pull rear seats, swap to Li-ion battery, get lighter wheels/tires for reduced unsprung weight.

i would probably pull the spare when going to drag strip but otherwise leave it on.

my guess is that’s probably 500 pounds alone which should translate to .5sec improvement in 1/4 mile.
 

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That’s a savage move, lots of people will hate on that but I’m excited to see what you can accomplish with weight removal.

Hate is a strong word.

The feeling I am getting is bemusement.
Also wondering if anyone has put 37s on a Demon and gone off roading.

But yes, I'll go with bemused. :)
 

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describe compromising the truck?
the rear seats are just fill...

you could swap out all seating for racing seats... that would just be fun.

Lexan replacement windows maybe?
carbonfiber hood?
racing wheel and tire setup will get you exactly where you want to be, albeit, wrong vehicle.
 

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Hate is a strong word.

The feeling I am getting is bemusement.
Also wondering if anyone has put 37s on a Demon and gone off roading.

But yes, I'll go with bemused. :)
Hey. I think a lifted demon built as a rally car would be amazing.

and for me, the whole point of cars like this is bemusement. I hope someone goes full drag truck on one of these. It will happen eventually
 

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Lol. While all these are proven drag car stuff, i think this would be crazy to do.

but if you are going to do it. Remove the hvac system, windshield washer tank, swap to Li-ion battery, replace all panels you can with carbon fiber, etc
Hey let’s not forget the power window motors, power lock solenoids, sound roof. It would be a good drag setup. Might be a good use for that Copart TRX.
 

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Wow, Hellasaurus, those are drastic measures for weight reduction for sure. I guess if you're all in to get the best ET then that's what it will take.
I'm not a TRX owner yet but hope to acquire one after the dust settles a little.
If I was looking to get a lower ET slip time It would be cheaper and easier for me to hire one of those 80 lb jockey types to make the quarter mile pass. That way I get an immediate 160 lb. reduction since my fat butt is right around 240 lbs. Ha, ha.
Ha, I thought about adding a line for the driver, but then decided to keep quite. Yes this would be an all in scenario. I am not saying it’s something I would be doing. I don’t even have a TRX yet so I have not decided if I am going to do anything with the 2021 model. I may wait until the 2022 model hits to make a change and even then I am not sure if I want the off road theme or slam it. I live in the Midwest so it’s not like I am going to run out to any sand dunes or trail areas large enough to enjoy the TRX the way it’s designed.
 
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1) Rip out the interior and replace just the front two seats with carbon fiber shells.
2) Replace the bed with a fiberglass shell unless you actually plan to haul something in it.
3) Replace exhaust with Titanium side cut outs.
4) Replace glass.
5) Remove dash, instrument cluster and infotainment system, add gauge stack and gps timing.
6). Replace 33 gallon fuel tank with 10 gallon fuel cell.
7) Replace wheels and tires with much lighter versions supporting a higher speed rating.
8) Replace Bilstein shock system with lighter and stiffer system.
That Would render the truck unless 😅, very light and fast but not what I'm going for lol
 
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I’m probably just going to pull rear seats, swap to Li-ion battery, get lighter wheels/tires for reduced unsprung weight.

i would probably pull the spare when going to drag strip but otherwise leave it on.

my guess is that’s probably 500 pounds alone which should translate to .5sec improvement in 1/4 mile.
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I found these I'm gonna run
 
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Hey. I think a lifted demon built as a rally car would be amazing.

and for me, the whole point of cars like this is bemusement. I hope someone goes full drag truck on one of these. It will happen eventually
I will be doing upper/lower pully injectors, dual bap, and nitrous express 200 shot . Not full drag but it should get down.
 

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I will be doing upper/lower pully injectors, dual bap, and nitrous express 200 shot . Not full drag but it should get down.
I really can’t wait for people to start pushing the power on these. I think I can get it to 1400 crank without NOS.
 

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Hate is a strong word.

The feeling I am getting is bemusement.
Also wondering if anyone has put 37s on a Demon and gone off roading.

But yes, I'll go with bemused. :)
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For your bemusement. I’ve almost built one of these multiple times
 

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I think you have the recipe for what you're after (lightened, street only daily that you can track).

Beyond a few easy to remove items the biggest bang for the buck might be a lighter, and slightly shorter set of road focused wheels and tires.

Remove
Spare tire
Mounting hardware for spare, jack
Skid plates
Side steps/running boards
Carpet
Sub or larger speakers (behind the cover/grate)
Rear seat - but you wanted to keep that and look stock-ish.

Replace
Lighter bumpers or lighter crashbars behind the bumper covers **for off road / track use only of course
Lighter battery (Li)
Lighter exhaust (not sure anyone will make one out of Ti, might have to go custom) and headers
Aluminum rear control arms
Airbox - smaller and or CF
Hood - sure you will have a CF option but believe the hood, doors, and tailgate are aluminum so the weight savings may be small, and require dry carbon
Two piece brake rotors
Lighter brake calipers (FYI for anyone following the brake thread I haven't heard back from Essex/AP)
Driveshafts - not sure if one or both are already aluminum?
Rear axle - fabricated 9-inch, or even a fabricated semi-float (both would drop weight)

A question for the group - are the fenders steel or composite/plastic?
 
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