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Blind Barney
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted February 01, 2005 08:39 PM  
Would you prefer to run the car as close to the minimum weight rule allowed or would you rather add weight and be heavy and have proper weight percentages on the scales?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 466
posted February 01, 2005 08:44 PM  
I would rather be a little over weight and have good percentages.

neil rucker
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 799
posted February 01, 2005 08:44 PM  
id rather have the percentages right

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 278
posted February 01, 2005 08:52 PM  
I would lighten the car more and have both.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted February 01, 2005 09:33 PM  
build light then put it where you want it

Blind Barney
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted February 01, 2005 09:53 PM  
I was thinking of being a little heavy with proper weight distribution. What good is horse power if its not been planted to the ground was my thinking. Being light with no rear weight would give too much wheel spin. We are not allowed to add weight in our Hobby Stocks and there is not much you can gut out. We are 3100 with driver in and the rule is 3000. I raced all year on 43% rear weight and I have to get that up. We have just taken 90lbs off of the front by adding a plastic nose and should lose a bunch more by removing the stock steering column and then I am going to buy the fattest 12 volt battery I can find and put it in the trunk over top of the rear axle right now it is in the cab on the passenger back seat. What is lighter antifreeze or water?

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted February 01, 2005 10:34 PM  
try to put your weight as far back as possible behind rear axel to get more levrage and take off as much as possible in fornt of front axel think of it as a teter toter. ---o---

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted February 02, 2005 06:47 AM  
Antifreeze will not cool any where near as good as water. Just run straight water with a little water pump lube to keep corrosion down.

Don’t forget a “good” battery box mounted outside the driver’s compartment near the back. And by good I mean heavy, like maybe a 1” thick steel bottom. Just make sure the sides come all the way down outside the bottom to hide it. Also do a search on here for adding weight. There are a lot of good ideas that have been posted a number of times on here.

- When in doubt, hit the gas.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 474
posted February 02, 2005 07:11 PM  
read the other subject "Adding weight" about this question. Its running right along the same time frame as this one


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