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Author Topic:   honest weight of super/street stock?
mike10az
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Total posts: 98
posted August 30, 2004 11:49 PM  
ok guys honestly how much does your car weigh???? I am reading about all these 3200 and 3500 lb cars, our car weighs less than 3000 lbs with 1/2 a tank of fuel, don't you think horsepower to weight ratios are beneficial?

we run a 75 camaro with 51% rear.

quietmans
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Total posts: 97
posted August 31, 2004 03:38 AM  
Every track I have been to the car had to be weighed either before the race or directly after,so you must weigh what the rules require.Always weigh a little more just to be sure you are legal.

Okie11m
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Total posts: 287
posted August 31, 2004 05:59 AM  
There are cars that I've seen run in Kansas that weigh 2500-2600#. Full bodied metrics. Don't know how the did it, but they better not spin in front of my 3400# car! I would exterminate their terminator chassis!

GARYAL
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Total posts: 94
posted August 31, 2004 07:56 AM  
i know of 2400 lb metric cars.
to do it you must start with a frame and cage then hang the body. you have to cut off ounces not pounds to get to the weight. if you cut 1/4 lb 100 times its 25 lb.

tilley88
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posted August 31, 2004 11:00 AM  
Our Camaro Super street weighs 3200 lbs on the scales at the shop. This is with 16 gal. of fuel, 250 lbs. of lead, and my 180 lb. *** in it. The car has over 55% rear. We could probably shave 100-200 lbs. off of it, too.

waltonjr1
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Total posts: 516
posted August 31, 2004 11:49 AM  
3170 w/ my 215# fat *** in the seat. 80 Malibu


Speedway65
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posted August 31, 2004 12:31 PM  
Our car weighs 3146 with driver,we have about 300lbs of lead- driver is about 200lbs-about 8 gallons of fuel.we are only allowed 47% rear weight and we are easily there.84-Cutlass

robhbk24
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Total posts: 372
posted August 31, 2004 02:24 PM  
3015 lbs with me 155lbs, 4 gallons of fuel. (half tank)and 300lbs of weight. metric regal with aluminum body panels completly gutted like the other guy said you start with a frame and hang the body to it.

bobaluuu
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posted August 31, 2004 07:09 PM  
thirtyfour hundred and fifteen pounds

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stockcar5
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posted August 31, 2004 07:09 PM  
mine was 2495 but thats no driver or lead and 16 gals fuel. gutting the body is where the weight is..dont skimp on the cage!
race ready i was about 2800lbs with lead and me in it. i ran a race with a 3000lbs rule and had to run 300lbs of lead to get there. but on the plus side...i had 56% rear
luke

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JohnG
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Total posts: 137
posted August 31, 2004 08:00 PM  
My nova race ready minus driver with a good front bumper, 2680, nothing excessive gutted, whole floor, firewall, fenders, oem hood, doors, non gutted roof, trunk, stock rear bumper intact.

rico 08
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Total posts: 1139
posted August 31, 2004 08:15 PM  
2950 metric with aluminum hood,bumper and 150 lbs of lead.

duff53
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted September 01, 2004 03:42 AM  
My 69 chevelle weighs 3350 with me in it and 150lbs of weight

joetaylor
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posted September 01, 2004 07:36 AM  
2400 with me in it and full of fuel but we need to be 3000 at the end of the race we did not have prob getting rear %

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wissotastreet53
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Total posts: 27
posted September 03, 2004 09:16 PM  
3240 1976 full size monte with a 220lb driver

Donnie Ross
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Total posts: 264
posted September 04, 2004 06:00 AM  
2345 with me in it had to wiegh 3250 lot of lead was melted.

    

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