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cardr
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted March 09, 2004 04:27 PM  
I'm needing some help! I need to purchase a new set of scales. My buddy is taking his back. I have been looking around, and have heard that the 12X12 pad scales are no good that I should go with the 15X15 pads with the 1500lb capacity and thus those come with a lot better cables. I'm leaning toward some Rebco's that I found on the internet (part# 110-1111) but don't know if Rebco is any good or if I shoud go with Longacre. Obviously I want to go as cheap as possible to get a quality scale.

Please help me out with your comments on your scales and suggestions.

Thanks

udecide66
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 229
posted March 09, 2004 04:45 PM  
I have been researching this same subject for two months, just waiting for a good deal to come around.
I am going with the Intercomp E-Z weigh scale system, it has 15 x 15 pads rated at 1500plbs each.
I looked at all the systems and just feel the intercomps are a better deal, cheaper than longacre comparable models.
If you want the rebco 1 weigh, I would buy them from speedway and get the scale pad box free with them, only $999.95
I would expect to pay at least $1000 for a good set of scales in any brand.

2nd2none
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted March 09, 2004 05:47 PM  
speedway motors offers a free storage box for the pads if you buy their $999.95 Rebco 1 weigh scales. These are the same scales I have and they are wonderful. 2 buttons, one to zero the pads the other to switch screens.

The screen is easy to use, it shows all 4 wheel weights on one screen and the other screen shows all the percentages.
www.speedwaymotors.com

[This message has been edited by 2nd2none (edited March 09, 2004).]

cardr
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted March 09, 2004 07:44 PM  
2nd2none,

How long have you had them? Also what do you do about leveling them? Did you buy the levelers that the scale pad sits in or are you just setting them on the garage floor?

Thanks

NJantz
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted March 10, 2004 07:12 AM  
I bought a brand new set of Intercomp 650 scales for $950 from a guy that owned them but never used them once.

As for the leveling system, I haven't done it yet but I was thinking about using a laser and shooting a beam from scale to scale onto a target at the opposing scale.

GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 366
posted March 10, 2004 09:05 AM  
I've been using the Intercomp SW1 scales for the last 5 years & have been super happy with them. As far as leveling, I scale the car in the exact same place every time (the concrete was worked over to make sure it's level) so I don't mess with it anymore.

R26MOD
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted March 12, 2004 05:18 PM  
Have had the Rebco scales for two years, and they have worked great. Would recommend them to any body.

UNVRNO
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 136
posted March 14, 2004 06:22 AM  
look on longacres website, or call them they often have used trade ins. or close outs.

I have longacre #5263, which show everything at once on one screen and can calculate center of gravity. I saw them advertised recently by longacre with a scale cart for 1600.00 I paid more than that for just my scales..

Before buying mine I used some of the above mentioned scales and all seamed fine but I didnt like switching screens at all, and longacre is located in washington state and also supports all levels of racing so I chose to support them.


cardr
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted March 15, 2004 07:07 PM  
Thanks guys for all your input! It makes me feel better knowing that I'm going to get what I pay for!

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted March 26, 2004 09:22 PM  
I have used Quantum's for years. www>behrents.com

cruiser88
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted March 31, 2004 06:49 PM  
I have a chance to buy some used Deco scales that Speedway sells new for $599.95. They are not electric, but have a liquid filled gauge on each scale that measures weight from 0-1,000 lbs. in 20 lbs. increments. Has anyone used these scales before? Are they good enough to use for my hobby stock? Speedway makes it sound like it's real important to have them perfectly level, do they really need to be any more level than the electronic scales? I think i'd be able to buy them for $200 to $300 whitch is about half of what speedway asks for them. Just hoping if people have had real bad experience w/these I'll get a heads up and wont even bother with these scales and just keep savin up for some electronic ones. Thanks for any advice.
Darren


CLBaker33x
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted April 30, 2004 02:24 PM  
We bought a set of Longacre scales and have been extremely happy with them.

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