You could always just stick with the basic weight reduction. hood, fenders, rear hatch. just replacing the rear hatch with one of fiberglass is what? 60 lbs. right there. then there's that heavy @ss hood =) then make everything even better by increasing the engines power. sqeeze if you have to =) you could also try some light weight aluminum or alloy rims. as for the spare... well, if its a daily driver i wouldnt recommend leaving that at home. in fact theres alot of light weight aftermarket parts that you could replace the originals with... but stipping down the car to the bare frame and only putting back what you absalutely must does sound like the best suggestion yet..