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start79
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted March 01, 2001 08:57 AM
I was just wondering, when scaling a car, do most folks scale it with the tire pressures they start the race with, or with the pressures they finish the race with?

Thanks,

Roadhzrd
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 101
posted March 01, 2001 11:14 AM UIN: 28276986
I do it with the pressure I start the race with, that way I have a consistent baseline. It would be interesting to check it with the after race pressures to see how much the percentages change.

4b316
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted March 01, 2001 02:21 PM
starting air pressure

wfoondirt
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted March 05, 2001 12:25 PM
always use the starting pressures, what your looking for in scaling procedures is consistancy. as said earlier you want a baseline to judge your adjustments from. If you do alot of at track adjustments with air pressure, its a good idea to try it on the scales to get an idea of the actual effect on the car. I usually have the car on the scales for at least two hours everyweek, and usually a couple days at the beginning of a season with a new car to get a feel for the effects of various adjustments. Its also a good idea to get an air pressure reading, along with tire temps after the race, this will give you a good idea what the car was doing and give you and idea of where to start with adjustments.

start79
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted March 05, 2001 06:21 PM
Thanks, I need all the help I can get.

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