Originally Posted by lucid
Where did I mention any of that in my OP? I omitted those intentionally. I have no intention of tearing up the car like that. I am talking within reason considering this is a luxury car, which is obvious in what I posted.
Read my previous post. I would swap the seats only if I thought the swap can be done in reasonable time so that I can put the stock seats back on for whatever reason. Apart from that, if you think about the items I posted, you can see where I'm drawing the line.
Regardless, it would interesting to know how much the rear seats weigh for instance--not that I would remove them.
I would rather spend the money to lose 150lbs than gain 40hp on this car, but that ultimately depends on the cost of each. Have you driven it?
Sorry, I didn't mean to piss you off. I was trying to understand what you liked but I guess your original post explained it all.
I've driven the car and I'm interested in it because I want a luxury sedan with world class performance. It could be lighter but that would sacrifice some of the characteristics I paid 70K for. If I tried to make it a little lighter with after market parts it would sacrifice a lot more of the characteristics I paid for with very little weight gain (150 lbs, seriously). After market fit and finish is never close to factory for obvious reasons. If I was looking for a lightweight car I wouldn't buy an M3 (it's too big!) I'd look for a Lotus or an Ariel or I'd buy a frame from Factory Five and build my own. You will wind up with a car that looks like an M3 but will have the fit and finish and interior quality of a Subaru WRX STI but weigh a couple hundred pounds more. This car is brand new, are you really going to trust the very limited opinions you get on fit, finish and quality of after market body parts? I hope you loose the weight and retain the quality. The car is heavy because of it's size (you aren't addressing that) and it's quality. Carbon fiber body panels are lightweight but after market ones will not fit as good.
Best of Luck. I'll leave you alone.