We knew we were gutting our Wrangler’s interior to put in a new roll cage. Why not toss the Jeep on the ol’ Intercomp SW650 digital race scale we got from Summit Racing during the process so we could watch the pounds melt away?
Other than a lift, winch, aluminum rocker armor, 30-spline shafts in the stock axles, a swapped-in AX15 five-speed, and some aluminum rocker armor, this is pretty close to your average mildly lifted four-banger Wrangler. Of course, most of the components removed went back on after the cage was finished, but it’s kinda fun to see how much each part takes away from the overall vehicle porkitude. Plus, now we have a good baseline from which to evaluate future mods. Here’s where the weight went.
Droppin’ Pounds (all in pounds)
Baseline Weight 3,214
Remove half doors: (60 pounds) 3,154
Remove soft top and bows/hardware: (22 pounds) 3,132
Remove rear seat: (33 pounds) 3,099
Remove passenger seat/frame: (42 pounds) 3,057
Remove sun visors: (0 pounds) 3,057
Remove tool bag/winch controller: (4 pounds) 3,053
Remove front seatbelts: (5 pounds) 3,048
Remove rear seatbelts: (1 pound) 3,047
Remove factory cage: (73 pounds) 2,974
Total Weight Loss 240