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DangerZoneRacing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 176
posted May 05, 2005 07:37 AM  
Has anyone here tried to make and use those homemade scales that are in the toolbox area? If so are they good and are the pretty close to being accurate? Just wondering cuz if they arent worth a hill of beans, I dont want to waste my time making them. But if there pretty close then maybe there worth building. Any help? thanks. Dan.

Raceman17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted May 05, 2005 08:25 AM  
I have a set I will sell you if you like. They are made from 1" tubing. The frames were tiq welded together. The were real accurate if you tok the time to level them (or if you had a level floor). I used them with a smaller tire so my wheel pads are only 5 inches x 15 inches long but they worked nicely. You can have them for 35 bucks plus shipping. PM me if you are interested.
Later

Mikey14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 265
posted May 05, 2005 08:28 AM  
They are fairly accurate. If you use them the same way everytime you'll be able to see benifit in making these. I also have a spreadsheet I did in excel that allows you to figure cross/rear/left with normal scales or these lever types as well. I'd be happy to e-mail it to anyone wanting it.

loanwolf
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted May 05, 2005 10:07 AM  
I'm wondering what is the proper target for the weight distribution , what should it look like : front/rear ratio and right left ratio ...

Raceman17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted May 05, 2005 12:27 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by loanwolf:
I'm wondering what is the proper target for the weight distribution , what should it look like : front/rear ratio and right left ratio ...

52 percent rear 52 percent LS and 50 to 53 percent cross will get you close and in the ball park.


DangerZoneRacing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 176
posted May 05, 2005 04:26 PM  
Sure Mikey....I'd like to try to use that spreadsheet...You can email it to me here... DangerZoneRacing@thedirtforum.com. Thanks. I think I'll build these this weekend and see the accuracy against a friends digital scales. Thanks guys.

powerglides
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted May 06, 2005 07:19 AM  
I would use the length dimensions form the toolbox but build my scales like the ones that "mad racing" makes they are for sale on "ebay all the time or try a search on mad racing scales. The roller design, and 3 point system works really well.

DangerZoneRacing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 176
posted May 20, 2005 05:04 PM  
I finally built these scales. I love them, they work great. If my memory and records from last year are correct, these are within 10 pounds of being accurate. I'll find out later tonight when I check them against our digital track scales. I'll keep you guys informed. Dan.

jay116
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted May 20, 2005 08:02 PM  
I made a set. I got $70 in mine total. I havent checked them to a digital set yet, but my car seems to handle great.

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str8racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 65
posted May 30, 2005 07:42 PM  
can you tell me where to find these in the toolbox? am i going blind or is it my advanced age? thanks.

Flanndad
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 255
posted May 31, 2005 06:37 AM  
For the toolbox, click on the menu box in the top left side of this page.

str8racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 65
posted May 31, 2005 09:01 AM  
i have done that numerous times but can't locate where the scales are. thanks.

Flanndad
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 255
posted May 31, 2005 09:06 AM  
1. Menu
2. Then Click on Tool box
3. Then scroll down to Documentation/Setup Sheets
4. RIght hand side Click on Scale Plans.

jay116
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted June 02, 2005 11:04 AM  
thanks i found them.

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