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Quick Ways to Shed some Front End Weight

Post by ShelbyJosh'09 on 6/3/2011, 9:58 pm

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Found two quick ways to shed some front end weight in our '07 - '10 Shelby's. First is the Tubular K-Member. This part will lower your engine by 1/2 an inch giving you more supercharger to hood clearance if you prefer the stock hood. Also the factory version of this part weighs 44lbs while the Shelby Store version only weighs 24lbs. That's a 20lb loss...every bit helps. Then there's the lower adjustable front control arms which are 9.6lbs lighter than stock or if you get the non adjustable version then you'll shed a little more being 11.2lbs.
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Post by Leonard 95 on 6/3/2011, 10:37 pm

Don't forget the tiny battery that weighs like 10lbs.
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Post by ShelbyJosh'09 on 6/3/2011, 10:58 pm

Leonard 95 wrote:Don't forget the tiny battery that weighs like 10lbs.

Speaking of which you guys over at Bill Knight had to replace my original battery. Someone there told me to drive my car more. Funny you mention because I swear that battery seems much smaller than the one I had before. lol! Works great! Can I use some AA or AAA batteries... that would be even better. Oh wait that's only for my remote control ride...Dammit!



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Post by BMMC1 on 6/3/2011, 11:53 pm

But an 2011.... that's 100lbs off the front right there! :)

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Post by ShelbyJosh'09 on 6/4/2011, 8:47 am

BMMC1 wrote:But an 2011.... that's 100lbs off the front right there! :)

To be honest I'd rather have the cast iron block with aluminum heads as opposed to the new aluminum block. That and I like the design of '07-'09 better...in my opinion best design in 40yrs or so. But I will have another Shelby...oh yes!! I will. lol

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Post by ShelbyJosh'09 on 6/5/2011, 11:25 am

BMMC1 wrote:But an 2011.... that's 100lbs off the front right there! :)

My point was strength of materials. Aluminum alloys although lighter in weight are still susceptible to warping at high temps.
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Post by BMMC1 on 6/5/2011, 11:54 am

I respectfully disagree. Most engines are now Alum/Alloy. Engineering and alloy composition has come along way since the 70's and the first mass produced alum engines. Today just about all are now alum. All of fords engines like the ecoboosts series are alum. And we've all seen how well they hold up to punishment... Incredibly well. Indy, F1 are all alum/alloy too.

I'm not too worried.


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Post by Shelby10' on 6/5/2011, 12:18 pm

Your aluminum block is like a tossed salad with a spritz of vinaigrette....Gay

My Iron block is like a giant Serloin with all the trimmings...Manly

"Fat tastes better than skinny feels"

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Post by BMMC1 on 6/5/2011, 12:32 pm

And if you had one... you'd post 1500 links to websites showing why it is superior....


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Post by Shelby10' on 6/5/2011, 12:36 pm

BMMC1 wrote:And if you had one... you'd post 1500 links to websites showing why it is superior....


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Post by ShelbyJosh'09 on 6/5/2011, 1:01 pm

BMMC1 wrote:I respectfully disagree. Most engines are now Alum/Alloy. Engineering and alloy composition has come along way since the 70's and the first mass produced alum engines. Today just about all are now alum. All of fords engines like the ecoboosts series are alum. And we've all seen how well they hold up to punishment... Incredibly well. Indy, F1 are all alum/alloy too.

I'm not too worried.


That's fine. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. As far as technology is concerned all they've done is find new ways of coating the aluminum blocks. It's that wire arc lining that's taking the beating and not the aluminum itself. Cool technology...even Nissan uses it in the GT-R. LOL
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