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Old 05-22-2010, 11:43 AM   #1
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Hey all,
Been a forum member for a long time, just don't typically post much...Own a triple black '02 SS vert as my daily driver and got the chance to weigh the car for free today on base...Came in at 3540 lbs with a quarter tank of gas and absolutely no weight reduction (still even have the spare and jack in the trunk).

I was led to believe vert f-bodies weighed in the 4000 lb range and were pigs...that's not much worse than the t-top coupes, if at all! Is this exceptionally light, should I trust this scale, or have others had similar results???
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:49 PM   #2
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Not me but a fellow LE onwer up in Canada if you can't tell.lol.Cool guy btw.
1 Kilogram = 2.204623 pounds, 3439lbs on a 1/4 gas tank, an A4 maybe a little more.
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I've been wanting to weigh mine because I can't believe they'd be much heavier (if at all) than a coupe. The hatch glass and decklids on the coupes are very heavy!
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:17 AM   #4
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These cars are like feathers compared to all the new 'muscle' cars. I'm amazed at the weights of new cars.
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The Coupe guys just like to over-inflate the numbers. We're no more than 100 pounds difference stock. After that it doesn't even matter.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:51 PM   #6
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3575 is the numbers that were published when the car was released....with a full tank of gas that sounds about spot on.
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Dam that some good info right there. And Johnny-LT1-runner is right about the coupe guys over inflating a bit sometimes. The had me believing I was at 4k!
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The heaviest ragtop of them all is a Trans Am (power everything) with auto weighing in at 3627 lbs.

The equivalent hardtop (I mean T-top) is 3517 lbs.
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:16 AM   #9
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I was 3480

With SFCs
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Mine weighed in at 3550 with me in it with some weight reduction,
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See....I knew this thing wasn't as heavy as everyone claimed it was. There was just no way. Awesome.
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Sweet. Mine was #3580 W/ a half tank. And 17's...
Got it down to #3400 w/o me. I removed pass. and rear seats, spare and jack...Oh and the front sway bar... She went 11.41@119 with only 429 rwhp A4
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I weigh in at 3975# with me in it (190), with Bogarts, skinnies & lightweight K-member. I have weight with the blower, 6 point cage, subframe connectors, 5 gal. air/water tank.
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Sounds about right, 3440 lbs, not clear if that's the base model or year:
http://consumerguideauto.howstuffwor...t-camaro-6.htm

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Hey all,
Been a forum member for a long time, just don't typically post much...Own a triple black '02 SS vert as my daily driver and got the chance to weigh the car for free today on base...Came in at 3540 lbs with a quarter tank of gas and absolutely no weight reduction (still even have the spare and jack in the trunk).

I was led to believe vert f-bodies weighed in the 4000 lb range and were pigs...that's not much worse than the t-top coupes, if at all! Is this exceptionally light, should I trust this scale, or have others had similar results???
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Still want to hit up a scale to see.
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I weigh in at 3975# with me in it (190), with Bogarts, skinnies & lightweight K-member. I have weight with the blower, 6 point cage, subframe connectors, 5 gal. air/water tank.
Thats awesome still under 4k!
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