I've been in the JDM game for a long time, and I can absolutely say for certain that a ST trimmed STRIPPED WITH NO OPTIONS
T180 does NOT weigh 2,646 lbs. That is insane. That's the weight of some Type M R32 Skylines. Just look at the weight for an 7AFE ST200, which we all know are around 2400, wet, and they don't even conform to Japanese Insurance Tax Liabilities.
The fact that a UK site gives that weight is also extremely unbelievable, as E/A/NZ/JDM specs were always lighter in the 80's/90s.
So logically, that information can't be correct.
However, the 2,200 kerb weight I quoted was
weight I found out, referenced on:https://www.ultimatespecs.com/car-specs ... 6-STi.htmlhttps://www.cars-data.com/en/toyota-cel ... pecs/48063
Which both have a very consistent and accurate weight description for chassis (from my experience).
But even taking that into account, I cross-referenced a weight that I knew prior (E100 Optioned Sedan), which matched USDM weight measurements (albeit slightly lighter @2333lbs): https://www.cars-data.com/en/toyota-cor ... pecs/48366
*Matches Cross-reference, even for shi**y Edmunds:https://www.edmunds.com/toyota/corolla/ ... res-specs/
and again, proved accuracy by cross-referencing known weights through "ultimate-specs"https://www.ultimatespecs.com/car-specs ... n-16i.html
Basically what I am saying is that even if these are dry weight measurements, the ratios, or increasing/decreasing proportionality are consistent across these sites, so they are verified based on that accuracy alone, even before comparing a known USDM weight.
From my experience with Pre-OBDII chassis, the data that is referenced (online), or archived, was scant, and usually only recorded data on the most popular, or highest trim (in this case GT/GT-S/Alltrac). The same goes for 86s, old celicas, etc. etc. Also, the USDM weights don't seem to even acknowledge the existence of a coupe, and probably also lists all weight including a sunroof. Sunroof and hatch add a lot of weight.
My closing argument would be check out the kerb weight of a fully optioned E100 sedan (Jspec):https://www.beforward.jp/toyota/corolla ... id/625071/
980KG !! 2,160lbs.
Even though this is Jspec, with about 50-100 lbs of safety/chassis stripping (100lb is being generous).
That is a 4 door, OBD 2, power lock/window/steering chassis with STEEL wheels and 4 pillard windows.
And mind you, that is the actual weight of the vehicle which has
to be accurate for shipping purposes (weight rating changes based on vehicle selection on site).
So.. Anyone have that stock ST trim corner weight?????
BTW love you guys for engaging seriously into this.