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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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Gen III Coupe weight in case anyone is interested

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18x9 and 18x10.5 wheels, 275/295 Nitto NT05s
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Boom-mat-type stuff on most surfaces as as well as light foam
10 lb fire suppression system and 5 lb hand-bottle/bracket
2 coats epoxy, 3 coats high-build primer, U-POL undercoating on nose and rear fenderwells

2680 lbs

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yes that is interesting. I assume this is with full fluids. Do you have AC?
mine should be very similar.
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Yes, very interesting. Thanks for posting. Expect mine will be similar as well. Also interested to see the comment about U-Pol undercoating on the cowl and body. Do you have any pictures and comments about that? Maybe in your build thread. Trying to decide what to do with mine and that's one of the products I'm considering.

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David- no A/C nor defrost/fan, etc.. Yes, full fluids. Canton pan, plastic radiator overflow, etc.
I'm glad that the number came out somewhat even- 2680 - I can remember that.

Paul- attached is a pic during the first round of two applying UPOL to the underside of the nose.

I simply used a 4" chip-brush and a dabbing motion to get sort of a 'random' pattern. At this point, where I was, I was not in a position to spray this material. I should have tried to roll it to save time. After the 2nd go-around it looked good and normalized all of the surfaces- you know that some are already smooth and some are rough- I did not like that.

I knew that i wanted something 'catalyzed' and this stuff sets up hard.

If you look closely you can see that the gaps in the panels were filled with short-strand fiberglass filler- seen clearly on the longish-straight corners. Also the curved area above where the air cleaner would sit. I was just my gloved-finger filling in with the stuff. No post-sanding. I could have spent a lot of time on this but I did not.

I did this before spraying the other (red) side with epoxy sealer and primer.

I will say that all of this adds up to weight- you can tell when you lift it!

I'll try to get a picture of how the hood looks today, 6 months on the road later, but there have been no issues with the undercoating.

I did the weight of the car to confirm my suspicion that it's not 'running the numbers' at the drag-strip. Not that it's a drag car- it's just the best way to get a calculated hp value once you know the weight. I'll be on the chassis dyno soon to try to tune it better.

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Looks like I'm going to have to revise my estimate then for my own car. I had in mind 2800lbs but with your build and adding AC, a transfer case, front diff, etc. I may be up closer to 2950. Seems almost portly compared to everyone else!

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Here's some under-hood shots of what the UPOL Raptor undercoating looks like after a couple thousand miles.

I've driven the car in light rain and never cleaned it.

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Thanks for creating this thread, Dave. It is interesting to see this data. Would be nice if more owners ďweighed inĒ as well to establish a sort of trend.

I was hoping to be closer to 2,500 lbs with my Gen 3 Coupe-R......but Iím already at a disadvantage since the chassis is heavier (due to the extra frame tubing). And even though it has an aluminum block, Iím not sure the Coyote is any lighter than a carbed small-block Ford.
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How does that compare to the Gen II average build?

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Weighed my powdercoated but otherwise bare Gen 3 Coupe-R chassis last weekend.

540 lbs

Iíve heard the R chassis is about 75-80 lbs heavier than the S chassis, for what itís worth.

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did you just scale it or did you corner weight it and align
what are you cross weights

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