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Old 10-21-2021, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default Rear triangle removal question.

If I take the fuel tank bolts out do the rear triangles just slip out of there? Or are they also welded to the chassis?

My car has undercoating on it so i don't want to go scraping that off just to find I need to cut them anyway....




Trying to fit my 2.5" exhaust.
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They are clamped between the fuel tank and the body. Just support the tank, remove the bolts and you can slip them out. They save a good chunk of weight. Look out for the hidden third bolt.
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They are clamped between the fuel tank and the body. Just support the tank, remove the bolts and you can slip them out. They save a good chunk of weight. Look out for the hidden third bolt.
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Old 10-24-2021, 10:57 AM   #4
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Then remove the pair of brackets that bolt to rear calipers for additional weight savings.
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Old 10-24-2021, 11:48 AM   #5
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Yeah plan to do that when I go through the brakes later.

Building an exhaust right now. I have stainless brake lines for the future. Will do new pads, rotors, stainless lines all around but thats in the future.
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I always removed them but im on the fence with the latest 245. Keeping the tank away from the axle in a rear-end collision would be sweet. Im seeing more and more close calls with brodozers recently.
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