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cardr
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted January 19, 2003 05:07 PM  
Any of you guys know the best way to calibrate and check that your scales are working properly. It's not like I can just go grab a 500lb calibrated weight to throw on each scale!!!

Thanks

66jj
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 823
posted January 20, 2003 07:15 PM  
well i had mine checked (some old hyd) and thats all they do.

i paid a guy to toss on a certified wt.

50 lbs was the biggest they had avail even i think......

i have elect. now they were super inconsistent.......

tilley88
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 879
posted January 21, 2003 12:07 AM  
Please explain that last line.....

66jj
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 823
posted January 21, 2003 05:53 PM  
i bought electronic longacres and threw away the hyd. ones a guys sold me..


the hydraulics werent worth the oil to fill them. even after making sure they were right, if you moved them one inch any direction they read very different, not to mention in the cold they wouldnt work..

racinfool
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted February 18, 2003 04:53 PM  
Find the biggest guy you know. Check all 4 scales. If they all read the same your good to go.

If they differ, have them recalibrated. Or if you don't want to do that, find appropriate weight to add to the scales reading light to make them all read equally.

Even if they are not accurate it's OK as long as they all read the same.

This will enable you to set up your percentages. Weight is relative!

However, if your going for overall weight (down to the last pound) then you better have them recalibrated.

PS Don't add the 'weight' as spacers under the tires.....this will through off your corner weights.

[This message has been edited by racinfool (edited February 18, 2003).]

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