1998 EK9 CTR
- Apr 10, 2007
I have an ej9 (1.4) and it weighed 1020kg with half tank of petrol and full interior etc, nothing was taken out. I was impressed thought it would have been much heavier tbh. It's a top spec model with sunroof, electrical everything etc...apart from aircon.
The reason why EJ9 and EK2,3,4 weighs less is because EK9 has heavier and stronger chassis and sussy parts.
For example, I was comparing my EK9 to my friends EK1 K20a hatch, when we looked under the car, many notifcable parts were different is sizes and thickness.
-EK9 Front LCA is 3 times fatter and thicker.
-Sway bars are thicker
-Brakes, rotors are bigger
-Stock wheels weigh more than EK2 stock wheels being bigger and wider.
-Some parts of the Chassis strengthened and thicker + reinforced
-Engine + LSD tranny is heavier
-Recaros are heavier than stock seats
There a few more but EK9 saves on the insulation and other minor stuff. When you buy an EK9 new, depending on what you want to remove or have extra, the range is between 1040kgs - 1099kgs according to my brochure