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robhbk24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted December 04, 2004 07:03 AM  
i am looking to buy a set of scales for next year and i have preety much accepted the fact that it'll cost a grand for a good set of digital scales.i was looking in the speedway catalog and found the deco non digital scales for 600 dollars.has anyone out there ever tried these?will they work for what i need just scaling two street stock cars maybe a couple of others?the caculators for fig out percentages and stuff are in the tool box so i was wondering if i really needed to spend the extra cash on digital or would be able to use these ones instead. i have never bought or even used scales before other than to weigh my car in the tech shed after the races so i'm just learning about this stuff.my car has never been scaled before and from what i hear that maybe what i am missing as far as corner speed and handling.

crew42tx
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted December 04, 2004 07:42 AM  
If you have never scaled your car there is most definately room for improvement. As far as the $600 scales they will work just fine, the electronic ones are just easier and quicker as you dont have to do the calculating. If you look in the tool box you will find a diagram for scales that use bathroom scales. That is what I have been using for a while I have less than $100 in the whole set-up.

PEDDLER
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 446
posted December 04, 2004 02:54 PM  
They work don't they Ritchie?

Donnie Ross
Dirt Freak

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posted December 05, 2004 06:26 AM  
they work great, if I remember to do the math right.

I-B-RACIN
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 132
posted December 05, 2004 01:15 PM  
I would personally spend the 1000 and buy a set of digitals. simply for ease of use all the figures are at the touch of a button. That way you wont have to take a loss down the road when you want to upgrade. Some of the none digal are really touchy as for as being level.. I bought a set of intercomps last year and split the cost with a buddy to help take the bite out of the cost. Wont never go back to mechanical scales..

PEDDLER
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 446
posted December 05, 2004 03:24 PM  
You do what your pocketbook allows. I have used bathroom scales for 15 years.

boas51
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 190
posted December 08, 2004 07:23 AM  
i build, and sell a set of 4 proportional beams for $250.00.
i have been using these for 8 years and have never seen any more than 1% difference from my numbers to the digital scales at three different tracks, a set of grain scales, and a friends digital scales.
i personally would have digital scales if i had the money, just for the ease. the hydraulic scales are more compact than the beams. the beams are cheaper yet than the hydraulic.

sideways
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 715
posted December 08, 2004 09:23 AM  
The way I feel about it is if ya can afford dig. great if ya can't then do what ya can to get the job done.In your means of funds.

juliaferrell
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted December 08, 2004 05:33 PM  
With a couple pieces of tubing, a couple pieces of angle and 4 sets of bathroom scales. 1 hour of your time you can be within few pounds of those 12-- dollar jobs. I can take 5 seconds of my time to calculate for 12-- bucks.

backofpack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted December 08, 2004 06:38 PM  
i built mine last year they work great for less than 50.00

sideways
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 715
posted December 10, 2004 07:48 AM  
There are some guys on here cant remember who that have a program for the scales in the tool box.Put numbers in and whoala we have percents.

Mikey14
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Total posts: 265
posted December 10, 2004 08:19 AM  
That would be me. I made a spreadsheet in excel that calculates everything for you. I gave it to someone else who put it on thier website too.

Anyone want it, just send me an e-mail at kcscouts14@yahoo.com and I'll send it to you. Its set up to do straight calculations and if you use the levers in the tool box and have to multiply the weight it does that too.

Happy to share.

sideways
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 715
posted December 10, 2004 08:23 AM  
God love ya Mikey.Well there it is folks another racer willing to help. thanks Mikey

Mikey14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 265
posted December 10, 2004 09:00 AM  
No problem. This is the way it should be. Racers helping racers.

OH and I figured out who put it on their website.....Jay116...here's the link.
http://www.rcracing-team.com/scales.htm

[This message has been edited by Mikey14 (edited December 10, 2004).]

robhbk24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted December 10, 2004 03:51 PM  
gonna try the scales in the tool box i think i can fig it out, as far as the math goes how many times do you have to multiply by to get the per wheel rate?is it by 4 is what i'm thinkin?

jay116
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted December 10, 2004 06:17 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by backofpack:
i built mine last year they work great for less than 50.00

i looked at the drawings in the toolbox (i need a set of affordable scales as well) can you tell me what the 6in piece of flat is for?

PEDDLER
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 446
posted December 11, 2004 05:08 PM  
To lay across the scales for the rack to sit on.

nolimit92
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted December 11, 2004 05:10 PM  
we purchased a program last year for our mod from Kyrox and it does all the calculating for you. It has tons of features. Check it out at http://www.kyrox.com/

Its a great program!! You can download it for a free trial still.

Mike

[This message has been edited by nolimit92 (edited December 11, 2004).]

lovin dirt
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted December 11, 2004 08:52 PM  
thanks peddler for clearing that up. i guess it keeps the edge of the angle iron from digging into the scale housing?

PEDDLER
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 446
posted December 12, 2004 07:15 AM  
Correct

    

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