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Old 10-14-2009, 11:24 PM   #37
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Yup, I hear that too... Kinda freaked me out the first time I heard it
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:25 PM   #38
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Whats the purple, looks like a knob?
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:46 AM   #39
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after removal did anyone else notice you can hear your gasoline sloshing around. lol. i don't wanna hear that.
I hear gas sloshing in mine, more exhaust noise, road noise, etc. The car sounds alive!
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:32 PM   #40
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i've been thinking about how i would like to remove the back but i have friends carpool with me to movies here and there and wouldnt want to lose that
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:31 PM   #41
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I hear gas sloshing in mine, more exhaust noise, road noise, etc. The car sounds alive!
I love it. The car sounds like a monster now.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:54 PM   #42
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Whats the purple, looks like a knob?
that knob thing is what secures the spare tire. screws in.

and i can't say i'm enjoying all the extra road noise. there are so many roads out here that have their fair share of loose rocks and man does it sound like the car is taking a beating now that the back seat is out. i need to figure out what i'm gonna cover it with back there cuz not only is everything louder but it just looks terrible.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:16 PM   #43
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i've been thinking about how i would like to remove the back but i have friends carpool with me to movies here and there and wouldnt want to lose that
ifyou have split rear seats, the backing of one of them might be able to be removed, so any extra people riding along wouldn't be TOTALLY out of luck. then again you could remove both backs and just have them lay down and take their chances hah
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:02 PM   #44
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okay, silly question. did y'all use hand tools to get those darn things out, or drills of some type? I'm guessing drills, because nothing i can do can budge those suckers.
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:25 PM   #45
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nothing but hand tools to remove mine... wrench with an extension...
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:27 PM   #46
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:30 PM   #47
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damn. i literally can't get the things to budge at all. maybe the wrench is too small...
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:33 PM   #48
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Yeah you may need more leverage... Maybe you can find a pipe that you can slide the wrench handle through?
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:06 PM   #49
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well the front ones came off really easily. Bigger size though. I can't do anything to the rears, i have a feeling i've stripped them at this point...


In case you didn't already figure it out, this is my first time doing anything like this. I was able to remove the seat cushion and a few of the lower seat belt bolts, but i've given up on the brace for now. going to try again later on or tomorrow, and if i still can't get them i'm going to the store to see if i can get something that will help. I think it was removed once already by the peoples who installed my amp and when they put it back together i bet they way over tourqued it.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:51 AM   #50
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Has anyone weighed the rear bench with belts and all the junk behind it with spare? A weight chart would rock!, I dont have any way of weighing mine, plus its in storage.. please pm me if you guys do this...
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Has anyone weighed the rear bench with belts and all the junk behind it with spare? A weight chart would rock!, I dont have any way of weighing mine, plus its in storage.. please pm me if you guys do this...
I think (if I remember correctly), all the crap removed in the back amounts to a 100lbs or so.
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yeah, I appreciate it, but I am looking for more exact info.
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well the front ones came off really easily. Bigger size though. I can't do anything to the rears, i have a feeling i've stripped them at this point...


In case you didn't already figure it out, this is my first time doing anything like this. I was able to remove the seat cushion and a few of the lower seat belt bolts, but i've given up on the brace for now. going to try again later on or tomorrow, and if i still can't get them i'm going to the store to see if i can get something that will help. I think it was removed once already by the peoples who installed my amp and when they put it back together i bet they way over tourqued it.


The magnitude of torque depends on three quantities: First, the force applied; second, the length of the lever arm[4] connecting the axis to the point of force application; and third, the angle between the two.


Basically, using the longest wrench possible helps a lot. Also make sure you have the right socket. They are torx bolts.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:17 PM   #54
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Has anybody measured their fuel economy before and after this mod?

I guess you could estimate the change just from the weight difference.
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