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Author Topic:   Wieght of driver
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted December 26, 2005 02:21 PM  
How critical is it to factor in the drivers weight when setting up the car? We scale the car without me in it, but full of fuel.. Thanks for any comments.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 184
posted December 26, 2005 02:44 PM  
We scale with the driver in, driver gets out, we write these numbers down also incase driver isn't around next time. We also scale with the amount of fuel left in it after feature race.The numbers do change with the driver in,driver out. I don't know if this correct, but it works for us.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted December 26, 2005 02:46 PM  
I was always told to scale with the driver. That way, your setup is exactly like it is in race conditions. I guess it also depends on how heavy the driver is. The heavier the driver, the more your setup will change when they get in it.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted December 26, 2005 03:15 PM  
Some teams that are short on help and don't want the driver sitting in the car instead of helping accomplish some of the work involved with scaling will place weight in the driver's seat to simulate the driver being there.

Also, if you are searching for specific corner weights for a set-up it is important to have the driver's weight in the car. But if you are just scaling to establish a baseline to reference in the future, it doesn't relly matter as long as you do it the same way every time.

At the track, it's probably better to be armed with scaling data that includes the driver weight. That way, if someone asks what kind of corner weights you are running it won't sound weird to them.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted December 26, 2005 07:39 PM  
Driver weighs around 245/250lbs. This is why im wondering if should concern that weight more with setup since it cant be moved around. We've been doing same way for several seasons just looking for a better way if there is one.. Thanks for comments so far.

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