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I didn't find anything on the subject here, so I thought I'd start some ideas on making the Jeep lighter in weight. Does anybody have an itemization of the Jeep parts and what they weigh?

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Start with the roof and doors. They're metal and don't really add anything to the overall look. Then swap out the engine for a 4 cylinder from a Honda. Surely thats gotta save a few pounds.

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I removed my antenna, floor mats, ac controls, emblems, air valve caps and owners manual. I also never run above a 1/4 tank of gas and don't put any CD's in the radio.

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Leave the truck unlocked in a bad part of town....best results will occur from 2200-0600. It will be much lighter when you come back for it. Good luck
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Strip it down to the frame and wheels and coast down some long hills.
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I drained the blinker fluid from the rear lights and the front turn signals. Not only did I save weight, I reduced my polar moment of inertia! Now it's a G-Machine!!!!!
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I drained the blinker fluid from the rear lights and the front turn signals. Not only did I save weight, I reduced my polar moment of inertia! Now it's a G-Machine!!!!!
Blinker fluid? Does that need changed on a regular interval? Is there a fully synthetic fluid available (only the best for my baby)? The owner's manual doesn't say anything about it and I just called my dealer and he was clueless. That's why I stick with Pepboys for service. Those guys know EVERYTHING.
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Blinker fluid? Does that need changed on a regular interval? Is there a fully synthetic fluid available (only the best for my baby)? The owner's manual doesn't say anything about it and I just called my dealer and he was clueless. That's why I stick with Pepboys for service. Those guys know EVERYTHING.
I bumped the blinker and headlight fluid up to 10w-50 fully synthetic 4X4 quadruple syn 15K mile formula. World of difference. I still change it every 3K though. I also put a K&N filter on my moonroof. Now nothing but clean air flows in.
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I bumped the blinker and headlight fluid up to 10w-50 fully synthetic 4X4 quadruple syn 15K mile formula. World of difference. I still change it every 3K though. I also put a K&N filter on my moonroof. Now nothing but clean air flows in.
Wow. I never knew all this. I'm flabbergasted. Headlight fluid? Where did you buy the moonroof filter? Is that a MOPAR part?
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Funny comments


Take out the seats.
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