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    how much do we save in weight?? aje "K" member setup...

    Well a while ago I ordered a "K" member with the upper and lower a arms as well as a set of coil overs for one of my birds. The stuff just got here today and from the shipping label all this stuff hits the scale at 106 lbs. Now that is with the shipping boxes and wrapping paper, so drop say 5 lbs and you are right at 100 lbs with all the hardware as well. Also this is with the spindles and all of it's mounting plates and engine mounts.. Now I know that everyone always wants to know how much it is so here you go. When I get out in the shop I will drop the old stuff off the car and get a weight for all of that.. I know it has to be almost twice that so lets see what I got to save here....Will keep you all in on this as it goes...Rich
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    Love to see a breakdown of the weight from each part (new and old) if you've got the time. I'd like to know how much the control arms and strut rods that they provide weigh.
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    Kevin Leitem claimed 275# loss with aje k-member coil covers spindles lca's and a set of Wildwood brakes a few years back.

    http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthre...&highlight=aje

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    we shall see..

    Quote Originally Posted by no164ford View Post
    Kevin Leitem claimed 275# loss with aje k-member coil covers spindles lca's and a set of Wildwood brakes a few years back.

    http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthre...&highlight=aje
    That is the same setup that I have here.. so lets see what it comes in at.. I know that the coil over's are a lot lighter than the stock set up so time will tell.....Rich
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    The oem member and strut rods weigh 78 lbs

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    When I weighed a stock K-member with the strut rods and LCA's attached years ago it came in at 82 lbs (on an accurate freight scale, not a cheapo bathroom scale).

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    Quote Originally Posted by racecougar View Post
    When I weighed a stock K-member with the strut rods and LCA's attached years ago it came in at 82 lbs (on an accurate freight scale, not a cheapo bathroom scale).
    Mine was a bathroom scale so I'd trust yours.
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    Just meant for that to provide clarification that it was a trusted scale. Nothing else intended.

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    not much then...

    with the normal number sounding like 80 lbs then if you save maybe 10 lbs with the upper arms there is not much saving here?? I know with the lighter brake set up there will be some but not that much. The coil over's are maybe going to be 10 more so that is not much here... Oh well I will get into the shop this weekend I hope and then we should have some better numbers. But for now I don't think it will be anywhere near what Kevin said he got....Rich
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    it looks good..

    I guess I got to say that it does look good and it will give me some more needed room under this thing.. but was it money well spent?? the jury is still out on that one, but it is not looking like it was the smartest thing to do this go round....Rich
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    What Kevin said about 275# is here:

    http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthre...800#post552800

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMT View Post
    What Kevin said about 275# is here:

    http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthre...800#post552800
    That makes more sense. I know he switched over to manual rack way back and I wonder if that would be include in the 275 lbs savings. I know the drag brake set up is super light also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racecougar View Post
    Just meant for that to provide clarification that it was a trusted scale. Nothing else intended.
    I know Rod, I'm glad you weighed it with a good scale. I just threw it up on the old bathroom scale I have in the garage for weighing stuff before I ship it through ups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KMT View Post
    What Kevin said about 275# is here:....
    Definitely makes more sense. I couldn't imagine that it would save that much with just the aje parts. I have a tubular K, but retain the stock control arms and strut rods. I suspected a few lb's could be shaved off switching to tubular components but not a ton. The stock-style dampers w/ springs and iron spindles are pretty significant so I can believe a lot could be saved in those areas.

    Not a lot of weight savings with the k-member alone. My variant weights about 19-20lb less.

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    I understand we all love the idea of weight savings and that is definitely a plus. I have wanted one not only for a weight savings but just the room it looks to free up on working on anything underneath.
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