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Author Topic:   POLL: Do you own digital scales?
SBS
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted July 08, 2005 11:12 AM  
Do you own your own set of digital scales?

A) Yes
B) No (because they are too expensive)
C) No (because I do not want them)

Thanks!

Speedway65
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 344
posted July 08, 2005 11:18 AM  
B

DangerZoneRacing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 176
posted July 08, 2005 11:47 AM  
B.
I built a set of dirt forum scales and now dont feel the need to own digital ones.

ARMallardSlayer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 175
posted July 08, 2005 12:26 PM  
B....

I have the use of another racers scales if I can just catch the shop empty.

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If you can't work em in close & git em in your face with their orange landing gear down, don't bother taking the safety off......

gahainsey
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted July 08, 2005 12:38 PM  
A $1000 on scales equals $3000 in motor on the track

Xtreme12x
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 874
posted July 08, 2005 01:18 PM  
A

Would never own a race car without a set. It's nice to scale the car, and then document what changes what so at the track you have no doubt, even though you know what it SHOULD do... Plus digital's are twice as accurate as any home made scale, but when you start using one just remember to use them consistently to get the best results.

340duster
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 195
posted July 08, 2005 02:13 PM  
A. started out with grain scales. and just this year have electronic ones. Scaling is important for adjusting wedge (especially after bending stuff!) and knowing where your car is at and why your handling has changed. They also will help you make decisions for getting your rear weight percent higher as most street stocks are too front heavy

Fomocosho
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 135
posted July 08, 2005 03:49 PM  

Ive been looking for some used ones but they sure are hard to find. Ill be buying some in the near future. Is it worth buying the $1200 ones or buy the cheap ones?

sc1 racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted July 08, 2005 04:20 PM  
no need to scale a car as much as most do. when i build a car ill set front end, set ride height get scaling close and go race. people spend way to much trying to change car every week. get it close then change springs shocks as necasary to fit your driving styles.

most hurt the car more by being a little lose or tight put it on scales redo everything then have to find the car out again.. just make a simple spring or shock change at DRIVE!

FlyNLoIMCA17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted July 08, 2005 09:17 PM  
A

I tried racing without scales and having other people setup my car, no one around would let me borrow their scales to set it up myself so I was at their mercy on setup.
When I bought my scales I learned alot from them alot more than a $1000 worth!

FlyNLoIMCA17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted July 08, 2005 09:21 PM  
I should also add that I run Open Wheel Mods so its alot more particular than a stock car can be. Making spring and shock changes and just driving doesn't quite work with these cars!
But when I ran stock cars I had a guy setup my car 1 time and that was it. I won races and done just fine! Like SC1 said its probably not as important to scale a car every weekend with a stock car as it is with a mod!

wastedmoney
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted July 08, 2005 09:22 PM  
A got lucky caught a latemodle guy getting out paid 600 for them wouldnt take 1600 for them . playing on scales you learn how to change car to track conditions. love mine later $$$

juni
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 184
posted July 08, 2005 10:43 PM  
A.... I bought a set with a friend and have used them and would be lost with out them and most of my fellow cheaterville racers would be lost with out them.

Tire Killer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted July 08, 2005 10:58 PM  
I have the privaledge of using a friends set! They are some great teaching tools! If you can afford them, I would say good investment.

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted July 09, 2005 04:35 AM  
A. I went in on halvers with a friend and bought a set. We got the ones with the smaller scalepads from a place in NC. They're Longacres and we paid $960 new. I have paid my share off scaling cars for other guys...set toe, set caster/camber, set ride heights, set wedge. $100. It's a pain doing that because the big percent of guys don't have any ballast, won't top off the cell before bringing it over, have a bent suspension part, or want to bring it about 10am on race day! It usually takes me about 4-5 hrs to get one set up, but I have never had a complaint after the race!

backwoodsracer
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted July 10, 2005 08:35 AM  
D. none of the above.I do it the cheap way I burrow them from my buddys pro stock team.If you cant burrow or own a set you might as well stay home.

    

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