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    Quote Originally Posted by mon the fish View Post
    Obviously not Ferrari seats, but in my Mini the standard leather seats are about 25kg each, including airbags etc. The John Cooper Works Corbeau kevlar ones I have in now are 3kg each, but they're fixed buckets.

    A hell of a difference!
    That's incredible! I expect my std seats to weigh a ton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    At the time of purchase the F430 option scaglietti carbon seats were and I quote 'the lightest fully leather trimmed seats on any production car". Would be great to see how much lighter the scud ones are. I can see from your photo they are missing the retractable coat hooks of the earlier cars option seats :-)

    Note: make sure you measure like for like - I.e. Large carbon with large carbon. I was told by a reliable source that if any customer selects medium or small carbon seats they change the order to large anyway.
    Yes, that's a good point. I've gone for large.

    So it's probably more like:

    Std - Leather/Daytona/electric/heated
    Std - Leather/electric/heated
    Std - Leather/Daytona/electric
    Std - Leather/electric
    Std - Leather/Daytona/heated
    Std - Leather/Daytona
    Std - Leather/heated
    Std - Leather
    360 CS/F430 'Racing' - Leather (XL)
    360 CS/F430 'Racing' - Alcantara (XL)
    360 CS/F430 'Racing' - Leather (L)
    16M/Scud/458 'Racing'/458 Speciale - Leather (XL)
    360 CS/F430 'Racing' - Alcantara (L)
    16M/Scud/458 'Racing'/458 Speciale - Alcantara (XL)
    16M/Scud/458 'Racing'/458 Speciale - Leather (L)
    16M/Scud/458 'Racing'/458 Speciale - Alcantara (L)

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    Quote Originally Posted by excursion View Post
    That's incredible! I expect my std seats to weigh a ton.
    My old 456M had Daytona spec standard seats and given that they had the belt mechanism integral they did weigh a massive amount. Lifting them out of the car was a two person job.

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    I gave more thought to the weight loss project and soon realised that however much I like the stock rear bumper it would be silly to keep it and the heavy F430 exhaust & undertray arrangement, so I shall replace the lot.

    For those not familiar with the exhaust system differences I've uploaded a couple of photos. First the stock F430 tailpipes: the green arrow shows the silencer mating flange, and the blue arrow points to the rear of the car.
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    The 16/Scuderia in comparison makes do without the long pipes and has a much more direct path between the car and tailpipes, which now exit through the centre of the rear bumper. The simpler route sheds weight as the F430 tailpipes are quite heavy, but it also improves aerodynamics due to Base Bleed.
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    Given that I was now changing the skirts and both bumpers, I decided it would make sense to go full 16M spec but with a few expections:

    1) Manual gearbox (obviously) to remain with regular F430 ratios;
    2) Sound deadening to remain;
    3) Leather door panels to remain (for now).

    There is such a gulf in value between mine and a 16M that the man mathsfor this undertaking make perfect sense, and although the end result won't have the Superfast 2 transmission with its lower Scuderia/16M ratios, or the cams and compression ratio increase, I do have a few planned changes to the engine culminating in a remap which I hope will result in performance close to a stock 16M.

    I have sourced an OEM carbon fibre 'challenge' grille for a Spider model (they are different to the Berlinetta).
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    More importantly a very nice 16M/Scuderia rear bumper.
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    I will instruct my painter to remove all of the black paint including overspray on the rear, so that the only base coat on the bumper is Grigio Silverstone - including the overspray on the back - as it would come from the factory. Anal, I know, but it has to be 'right'!

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    This is getting WAY too similar.

    These arrived today
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    I ended up getting a stock bumper which will be modified to suit
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    All the parts for the CCM upgrade
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    A very very rare period option for the 430

    Guesses on the contents below...

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    Fire extinguisher ??

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    Nice brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by sssdu01 View Post
    Fire extinguisher ??
    No (already fitted)

    ...this box contains a dealer fit option

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    Kitchen sink - You have everything else!

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    lol that's the aim to build an (almost) fully optioned car

    Any more guesses it was a 7000 dealer fit option

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