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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted February 08, 2005 04:46 PM  
We run at a track that has some tough rules. I need to add weight to the car, but It is technically illegal for us to do so. So everyones big game is where do wee hide the weight this week, and not get caught. My question is which spot would be better, under the fuel cell in the trunk area, out of sight out of mind. Or in between the shock towers right be hind the rear firewall. These are about my only options. My upper control arms are already lead filled. My car for some ungodly reason is and always was very light. Any response would be great


Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted February 08, 2005 06:29 PM  
Why not try using a 1/2 inch plate to bolt through to hold your seat down. Battery box can be made of plate with thick bottom,etc. BIGG C

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted February 08, 2005 06:59 PM  
make a very thick box for your fuel cell ie 1/2" or 3/4" what ever you need to come up with to get your %

if every thing is under control your not fast enough

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted February 10, 2005 12:07 PM  
I would say under the fuel cell if they don't check that alot. The seat and battery area is also good. Maybe consider cutting some bars in the chassis and fill them with lead and weld them back on the car. Hope it helps. Good luck

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted February 10, 2005 05:10 PM  
drill 1/2 hole in your cage heat your lead pour in reweld smooth out repaint.scale it first so ya know where to put tech man will find it

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted February 11, 2005 11:34 AM  
A good way to add weight is to use solid round bar or thick wall pipe for your rear braces. The rules say no added weight, but do they say anything about using heavy materials to build the car???? 1 1/2" OD round bar weighs 6.008 lbs per foot 1 1/2" x .095" tubing weighs 1.462 lbs per foot.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 111
posted February 17, 2005 12:56 PM  
New weight rule for the hobbys here, and I quote "no bolt on weight". WTF! Everyone will have to add weight to meet the new 3300# min(some over 400#). It doesn't say it can't be welded. You guys got any more ideas as what to do.

-stand on it-

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posted February 17, 2005 04:58 PM  
We built a fuel cell can and a battery box out of 1/2 inch plate steel once. It had to be put in with a cherry picker. It was safer then the regular fuel cell can but it was a heavy *** . Where are you wanting to add weight and what is the race car doing as it is without the added weight?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 194
posted February 17, 2005 06:03 PM  
Fill the back bumper up with lead. It'll hook then

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted February 17, 2005 06:21 PM  
Thought I would share this story with ya...We once had a guy at our track fill the trunk of his mini with concrete and painted it black hoping no one would notice! LMAO! The truth!


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