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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted September 16, 2003 05:27 AM  
I have been looking at the plans for scales in the toolbox section of this site.

has anyone tried this ? Were they hard to make and how well do they work ?

I am open to any ideas. Really cant spend the 1000 plus for digital scales at this point. I have seen the ones from Speedway for less but based on previous bad luck with Speedway made tools I really would like to stay awayfrom these. Any ideas or thoughts are appreciated.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted September 16, 2003 01:57 PM  
I can't comment about the plans in the tool box but there has been a place selling them on ebay. They have one auction going now:

They have also had some less expensive non-roller bearing type set ups in the past.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted September 16, 2003 02:59 PM  
I have a set of these they are cheaper to buy through ebay then at thier web page, MADONE.NET. They seam to work fine to me the first time I put them on these scales they were off 40lbs from what the track said. However, I think this was from not zeroing them properly. If you use these don't zero the scale by its self to a known weight like the directions say. Instead zero them to a known weight using the arms like you will for the car. This will eliminate the weight of the arms themselves, I think this is were the extra 40 lbs came from.

- When in doubt, hit the gas.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 195
posted September 16, 2003 10:31 PM  
Don't get down on your system because you were off compared to the scales at the track. Ask anybody who races at different tracks on a regular basis, they will tell you that most are off by about 40lbs. Heck I can pick 10-20lbs on some scales just by deep or shallow placement. Good luck!

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted September 24, 2003 09:02 PM  
I have a set of the scales from the toolbox and they work great. Have compared my numbers to those on the electronic scales and they are within 2-4%. As long as you take your time and place everything correctly you wont have any problems.

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