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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 429
posted March 14, 2005 09:09 AM  
Ran My new car for the first time this weekend. I did not get to scale my car before this run because it is scheduled to be weighted out this week. However when I ran it, It was great. It did not have any problems(loose,tight, etc) that I could point out. The problems is I have to weigh 3500 with driver, I was only 3200 with driver and 22 gallons of fuel. MY question is when I put it on scales should I try to keep the pecentages the same or if they are off should I adjust them with the weight. I have never scaled a car so I dont know what pecentages I need but I would assume they are close but the way it drove

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted March 14, 2005 10:19 AM  
Scale the car as it is. Note the percents. Add the weight to get up to minimum, trying to keep the percents the same. NOTE WHERE IT IS PUT. Then continue moving/shifting weight around, getting differrent numbers. Like try for more rear percent or front, cross ect. It kind of depends on where the numbers first come in at, before adding the weight. The idea in getting different scaling numbers is for future reference. Just in case you decide to change something and see how it works on the track. With your scaling session notes, you can make "educated" changes and know what you actually did with the numbers.

I try to spend as much time scaling as possible, trying different things. It can be time consuming, but once done you have a whole group of options to look at. Don't forget to play with ride heights, and tire offsets and tire pressures. Found out through my last scaling that a one or two pound difference in left front tire made my percents change a whole bunch, and made a hugh difference at the track! Good luck and Race on.

if it ain't fun, then don't run


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