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Author Topic:   What scales to buy?
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted April 30, 2002 11:11 PM
Our team is planning on buying a set of scales hopefully in the near future. Does anyone have any recommendations as to what set to get that is the most for the money? We are hoping to avoid getting a set that is prone to problems, short life, or scales that have more bells and whistles (and price tag) than we really need. Longacre seems to be the biggest name out there, but they do have different models at different price levels. Any advice here would be appreciated!! Thanks!

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 346
posted May 01, 2002 10:29 AM
I have a set of Rebco "raceweighs" that have been trouble free for the 3 seasons I've had them..... But, the next set of scales I buy will probably be Longacre. Every time I work with someone who has a set a Longacres, I am really impressed with the higher quality of the head unit and the pads.
The only thing Rebco's scales (now owned buy Longacre) have going for them is the different colored wires that aid "un-tangling" (although I always coil my wires individually anyway).

Rebco's "One-weigh" scales are low budget priced at $1095 (comes with a free case if you buy them from Speedway Motors), but .... I would look at longacre's stuff (I would recommend the full size pad/1500 # models), I seeem to recall seeing an awesome sale price on Longacre scales (Direct) in a Circle Track add.

Good luck

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 197
posted May 01, 2002 03:03 PM
I have a set of Intercomp SWI scales. They have nice pads. A bit heavier than other brands, but I like the duribility. The wires are all Aircraft quality connectors They also have 4 different colored wires for each pad. The readout always shows each corner and total weight or %. Its battery powered. A HUGE plus. The batteries are a ni-cad type and last well over 8 hours a charge.they are replaceable with standard batteries. It comes with a charger. It can run directly from the charger, and has an auto shutoff. The SWI is rs232 capable(hooks to PC)(cable extra)...
Heres the bad part, its a bit more, around $1400..
Definetly get scales, get what you can afford!!!
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Just my 2 cents.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted May 02, 2002 12:40 AM
Thanks for the replies guys! I appreciate the input.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 215
posted May 05, 2002 01:10 AM
Rebcos. I luv mine

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