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Ok guys, after 2 years of waiting i finally said F*** IT! im going to shave off the weight off the TSX! First thing I want to do is get the lightest seat possible, I know that the Airbags will no longer work, and it does not seem like anyone has gotten through with the wire hack to keep it working. so im just going to pull the seat off and say bye bye to the SRS airbag, and while im at it i might take them out as well.

Anyone who has taken the seat off please give me advice and suggestions, would i need new brackets for the new seats or can i use the brackets thats already on the car?

Next step would be to remove any sound deadening materials in the car, if anyone can help me locate the stuff that would be great, or ill just remove whatever i can find.

I already have lightweight pulleys and super lightweight rims(14lbs each). I think with the stuff i mentioned, i will be at 3000LBS, what else should i remove besides the rear seat, and the jack/spare tire?

i know aftermarket exhaust and headers would be great, still debating on what to get, what else?

EDIT: yes ill be considering Carbon fiber hood/trunk as well :)
 

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You can get paint matched carbon fiber hood and trunk. I was planning that route but money got pretty low.

Exhaust definitely shaves off weight. I felt the difference right away after lifting both the OEM and the aftermarket.

JDM bumper support shaves off about 10-15 pounds: Honda Genuine Front Bumper Support, 04-08 Acura TSX (JDM Accord) CL7 CL9 - HeelToe Automotive

Other than that I don't see how you can shave off more pounds without sacrificing the necessity of a daily driver. Unless you can lose 30 pounds from your own body weight :p
 

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:) on a more serious note, have you considered getting carbon fiber hood and trunk first like cYn mentioned? I personally would swap out the seats last, seeing how you lose so much in terms of daily driving. Heating seats, SRS airbags, power seats, memory seats, etc.
 

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^ very funny guy, LOL

i plan on ordering carbon fiber hood yes, my main goal this year is to lose weight and start off slow, i know i lose a lot of luxury but im only doing it for the summertime, i dont need heated seats for summer, but when it gets near october to november ill switch back to OEM seats, that is the plan for now at least.

like i said, i will not go the extreme and gut the car down to the very last wire. as for my plan, i can see the only thing ill be losing is the SRS Airbag since ill be taking them out and dont see how I can put them back on and still consider them safe as I have already removed them. also, I never touch the memory seats and have little use for the power seats

i am inexperienced of how the bracket works and how much PITA it will be to be swapping seats back and forth for the season, but if it can be done then that would be great. something i might experience and share with the TSX Community as well, who knows i might someday come up with a thing to make the SRS airbags work with aftermarket seats, but highly unlikely. :)
 

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thanks for the suggestions, my money is kinda tight now, so im looking into taking some things off that is already on the car. im being cheap at the moment until i can find me a job, collecting unemployment and expecting another child is too much price at the moment. ill definitely looking into aftermarket headers, exhaust ill have to wait on that, dont want a fart cannon
 

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get a Less heavy battery. also in your front bumper if you havnt taken it off already. there is a really heavy metal piece weighing like 10lbs . Not sure why but it isnt welded to the frame at all maybe to add support to the bumper?
Get rid of your spare tire and get a sealant if you do get a hole in your tires. Hope that helps.
 

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get a Less heavy battery. also in your front bumper if you havnt taken it off already. there is a really heavy metal piece weighing like 10lbs . Not sure why but it isnt welded to the frame at all maybe to add support to the bumper?
Get rid of your spare tire and get a sealant if you do get a hole in your tires. Hope that helps.
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I say you do aftermarket headers first and a aftermarket exhaust.. because you lose weight which is your goal.. and at the same time gain power..
When I removed my OEM header & cat I weighed them next to my CT header & TP and as memory serves me the weight difference was ~27-30lb. Lighter exhaust and intake is a great place to start shaving weight and they add HP too. Too bad you have an auot bc a LW flywheel can shave as much as 9# alone. 0
 

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When I removed my OEM header & cat I weighed them next to my CT header & TP and as memory serves me the weight difference was ~27-30lb. Lighter exhaust and intake is a great place to start shaving weight and they add HP too. Too bad you have an auot bc a LW flywheel can shave as much as 9# alone. 0
i heard a story that lightweight flywheel is not good combo if you already have lightweight pulley? of course i never saw any proof of that but if i do ever decide to go manual ill consider that something to think about
 

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remove your resonator for now till u get an exhaust. that thing ways a bit...

another cheeper route is eat less. save money loose weight ::).lol

also you could remove a speaker or so save like 2pounds.lol



what are you going to use in place of your spare? I was thinking so too to counter off my audio... but its my daily..
 
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