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    Quote Originally Posted by kilian tuning View Post
    Like this...what a stunning car, colour, roof etc.
    That might be the coolest RS6 I've seen...

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    In my case, to reduce weight in the car I need to:

    - remove from trunk: the golf bag/golf shoes/umbrellas/soccer ball (son's)/dust rags/extra qt oil/torque wrench/damper height adjust tool

    - lose 40 lbs of fat
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    ^^^^ I hear that I need to lose 40lbs as well. Great mod.....
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    If I lose 40lb of fat, I will be 120lb of noodle...

    And if I take any weight out of the rear of the '6 - the 4x4 DRC will raise up another 2"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hahnmgh63 View Post
    We got the Solar sunroof with the electric rear sunshade and manual rear sunshades as an option but no dual pane windows here, not until the C6. A lightweight Odyssey battery (PC925T) will save another 39lbs and as mentioned, Forged wheels (my BBS RS-GT's in 19" are 15lbs per wheel lighter than the stock 18" wheels), spare tire, dump the extra aux radiators and plumbing. The battery and spare tire take weight off the back of the car which is where we least need to remove weight but I think most would agree any removal is better than nothing, at least in a way that doesn't detract from the original looks or design too much. Wheels and Radiators probably help the most (as far as handling goes) but Forged Wheels are a chunk o money.
    My battery is just about done and I've been thinking of replacing. Just to confirm, you've had good luck with the Odyssey so far? Do you still use the stock battery cover, or does is just take up extra space? Dropping 39lbs does sound nice....
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    with the Odyssey so far? Do you still use the stock battery cover, or does is just ta

    Sounds like a nice start...~40 lbs. Sounds like losing the "penalty weight" ALMS used to imposed on this car because it was winning too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben916 View Post
    If I lose 40lb of fat, I will be 120lb of noodle...
    Yes, but think how well you'll climb at next year's Tour of California.
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    Lose 40 lbs for $200! Why yes, I will thank you very much....
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    Got my odyssey in mail, the battery is amazingly small. It's size of my kids toy jeep battery! I am waiting on the SAE terminals to install. It's super light!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtrapped View Post
    Got my odyssey in mail, the battery is amazingly small. It's size of my kids toy jeep battery! I am waiting on the SAE terminals to install. It's super light!!
    can you post pics

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    Tomorrow I will, vs stock battery...its 1/3 size
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    pics....
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    Funny how these threads repeat. Here is an old one with pics of my battery in the car.
    http://www.rs6.com/showthread.php/21...highlight=925T
    Another thread on weight.
    http://www.rs6.com/showthread.php/17...ghlight=PC925t
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    Sound deadening material.. Theres a bunch of it in this car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hahnmgh63 View Post
    Funny how these threads repeat. Here is an old one with pics of my battery in the car.
    http://www.rs6.com/showthread.php/21...highlight=925T
    Another thread on weight.
    http://www.rs6.com/showthread.php/17...ghlight=PC925t
    So true, but we still love it.

    The only "con" to the Odyssey is that it's not "jumper friendly". Slow charge only. At least, 5,6 years ago they were. Had one in my S4, loved it. Never needed a "jump", but was warned it was a no no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benman View Post
    So true, but we still love it.

    The only "con" to the Odyssey is that it's not "jumper friendly". Slow charge only. At least, 5,6 years ago they were. Had one in my S4, loved it. Never needed a "jump", but was warned it was a no no.
    Is the Odyssey ok for Daily Driver RS6?
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    Absolutely ok for daily driving!
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    I've been using the Odyssey in my RS6 for about 3 years now and in my street/track 911 for about the same. The one in my 911 is the smaller model (PC680MJT) and it sits alot. Before I purchased a couple of the Battery Tender Juniors I had to jump start my 911 a couple of times. I guess I may have broken a rule that I didn't know of, Ooops. Me and the battery are still going fine but I may check Odyssey's website to be sure. As I mentioned in the other threads the 925T is fine for the RS6 but it doesn't have as much reserve capacity of the stock battery but cranks just fine. Since it doesn't have the reserve capacity and I sometimes let my RS6 for up to two weeks or so when I travel I leave it on the battery tender junior to keep it fully charged and ready to go when I get back. Without a parasitic drain the Odyssey batteries have a long shelf life with a charge but you would have to disconnect your battery to keep that charge.
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