In case anyone is wondering. You can buy all the rear seat delete parts as a kit or separately. I've done two conversions so far for friends. One car with just the two large seat replacement parts and one car with all the parts. I have some info on this if your interested before laying down cash for parts. The complete kit comes with instructions. Separate "replacement" parts do not.
The Demon has a different lower panel than all other Challengers. Same fit. only a cosmetic difference. ALL other parts are the same.
I weighed everything:
ALL seat parts, belts, and hardware are 55 lbs.
The delete parts are 10 lbs
The package shelf was NOT counted either way because they are the same weight.
You loose 45 lbs total
If you do a partial install by leaving the belts in tucked under the new delete parts for the quick and EZ swap back and forth you loose 38 lbs.
Note that you gain a TON of room back there for extra "stuff" if you like road trips with your pal or mate. Or like me my best friend loves car rides and he now has a ton of room to wag his tail while I smoke tires.
Your exhaust noise is increased slightly.
Looks way cool at the local burger joint on Friday night.
And now you still have a rear seat for your car.
PARTIAL install: If you want to do the quick and EZ and be able to switch back and forth from Seat to seat delete, you would need only the two large seat replacement parts and maybe the small plastic upper retainer. Here's how that goes:
You pull up on the seat bottom and it snaps out. Fold down the rear seats, remove the 18mm bolts and the seats are out. The two new parts snap in. You can leave the belts under the delete and side panels for an easy swap back later. The whole thing takes about 10 minutes.
If you want to use the long plastic seat delete back bracket # 68316996AB it installs with two 6mm bolts into where the seat back retainers are located. Its only $25. The delete parts fit so tight that you can get away with out it though.
FULL install: To do the entire kit is a pain. The problem is the package shelf and trying to NOT scuff or scratch the side panels, or your quarters while getting in and out of the back seat area with large parts 25 times.
. Here's how the full install goes:
Get the set out. Then remove the 3 side panels inside each quarter panel. Note: The instructions with the kit say to pull them out of the way. You can do it that way but you must be soooo careful not to scratch or crack the panels when getting the package shelf out.
Once the side panels are removed or "pulled out of the way" you can unbolt the C pillar and package shelf restraints and fish the belts through the openings. You then remove the package shelf and put in the new one. Reassemble everything and your done. Doing a complete kit will take 2 to 4 hrs depending on your skill level and tools. And you will bust up your knees and back. No kidding...
Hold on primitive Pete! You need a push clip removal tool. Or a Y tool as some call them. You must be very careful when pulling on the side panels to "pop" them off the ONE WAY install clips. Be careful and go slow if your not well versed on these types of trim panels.
Weight does matter if you race. There are people who will say at 4500lds , 50lbs dont matter. YES it does. If your a good enough driver you will see and feel weight differences especially when we talk about 50 lbs off just the front or just the back. I've raced cars all my life. I've had so many of them on the scales and played around with moving and loosing weight in cars for years in a quest for speed. Mopar has light weight parts for only one reason. The car will go faster. Continue looking for ways to cheat weight and will continue going faster.
I have one NEW set of the two large seat delete panels (lower and back) still in the wrappers that I will sell below dealer cost.