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The stock Tiburon weighs about 2633lbs. Reducing weight contributes to lower 60? times and less strain on the drivetrain. To reduce weight in your Tiburon, you can follow these steps. They are only suggestions and some are NOT legal on public roads and may NOT be safe. Use your own judgment when following these steps. Some are only for the weekend/track car. They are not in any particular order.

Mod - Weight (Stock) / aftrmkt weight (brand)

Free Mods:

  • Remove floor mats
  • Remove spare tire, jack, iron, floor cover
  • Remove the two small brackets and bolts from rear hatch wall
  • Remove interior plastic panelling
  • Remove headliner
  • Remove center console
    • Remove carpet and padding
  • Remove passenger seat
  • Remove rear seats
  • Remove Spare Seatbelts
  • Remove all plastic linings under motor and in fender wells
  • Remove black plastic louvers/honeycombs in front/rear bumper
  • Remove foglights and wiring
  • Remove hood prop (or replace it with something lighter)
  • Remove hatch strut props (or replace it with something lighter)
  • Remove cruise control system
  • Run on low tank of gas
  • Remove stereo system/speakers
  • Remove the antenna and the wiring to it
  • Remove long heat shield for exhaust system
  • Remove intake manifold brace/bolts from underneath
  • Remove front/rear bumper supports and foam (recommend to replace with lighter material)
  • Remove impact bars in doors (recommend to replace with lighter material)
  • Remove metal plate in the glove box cover
  • Remove stock battery tray
  • Remove anti-swaybars (for straight-line drag racing)
  • Remove plastic spark plug wire cover and side timing belt cover
  • Remove small counterweights on motor-mount and shift linkage
  • Remove intake resonator or replace entire intake system
  • Remove A/C system, including ductwork
  • Remove Heater system
  • Remove tranny/flywheel cover plate/bolts
  • Remove spoiler (for straight-line drag racing)
  • Remove hood under supports/bracing/skeleton and black heat pad
  • Remove windshield washer spray system
  • Remove windshield wipers and their motors
  • Remove power steering system
  • Remove airbag system
  • Remove ABS system
  • Remove charcoal canister
  • Clean your car!
  • Put YOURSELF on a diet
  • ECU covering
  • Firewall insulation
  • Remove tow hooks.


Mods that require purchase:

  • Replace stock wheels with lightweight aftermarket - 18lbs (stock)
  • Replace windows with lexan
  • Use carbon fiber body panels:
    • Hood 40lbs (Stock)
  • Replace stock motor parts with lightweight parts:
    • Crank Pulley - 3lbs, 15.4oz (Stock) / 9.8oz (OBX) / 13.6oz (JSpeed)
    • PS Pulley - 9.2oz (Stock) / 5.0oz (OBX) / 5.6oz (JSpeed)
    • Water Pulley - 1lb, .8oz (Stock) / 9.6oz (OBX) / 1lb, .8oz (JSpeed)

NOTE: weight on Jspeep water pump pulley includes the beta2 sub pulley in it, stock weight shown does not

    • Adj. Timing Gear - 16oz (Stock) / 14.4oz (OBX)
  • Replace stock battery with a lightweight battery
  • Replace dash with carbon fiber
  • Remove stock gas tank and install fuel cell
  • Cut out spare tire well and weld in lightweight floor to replace it
  • Replace Driver Seat - 42lbs / 13.7lbs (Sparco EVO)
  • Replace steering wheel with aftermarket unit
  • Replace the rotors and calipers with lightweight options
  • Run short exhaust system
  • Lighter radiator
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