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Author Topic:   Scaling the car with or without the driver?
jammin
Administrator
posted March 18, 2000 09:06 AM
I have heard several chassis companies telling people to scale their car without the driver in the seat, what do you think? I have always compensated for the weight of the driver in the seat. I think it is mandatory to get the proper weight distribution. Anyone else got any thoughts?


Pickel
Member
posted March 18, 2000 09:58 AM
I was told to do it with out driver but always had to adjust while at track..I did try it with driver in car and it did not seem to work as well.. thanx john


jammin
Administrator
posted March 18, 2000 10:06 AM
but if you don't do it with the driver, then how do you know exactly what you have? The driver is in the car when it goes around the track!


SCOOTER M40
Member
posted March 18, 2000 11:13 AM
I always scale my car the way it was after the feature with out me in the car. have done it this way for 20 years so i know the numbers with out me in it. That way If I'm there alone or I want to be the one to make the changes its easyer for me. I guess if you had your car fast and started scaling w/o the driver after you were use to doing it W/D
you would get use to the new numbers


modified
Member
posted March 19, 2000 11:20 PM
my chassis builder and I have just had this discussion... he told me that the set up he gave me with the car was just a base line set up to get started with. when you get to the track you adjust and when you make the car do what you want, then when you go home clean it up and scale it w/o driver. that way you can set the car up with out any help..


jammin
Administrator
posted March 20, 2000 01:51 AM
I dont know about you guys, but I can lose ten pounds in a week.


X-1R Guy
Member
posted March 20, 2000 08:45 AM
Thats exactly the way I think too. I have to put a tad more, but at least I know exactly where I am at.


jammin
Administrator
posted March 20, 2000 12:30 PM
If you have digitals, you can run them over and put the display on the interior of the car so you can see it when you are in the car. then you can write them down or whatever. Me,I put them in our chassis setup software in our laptop while I am sitting in the car. This way I know EXACTLY what I have. No guess work.


4b316
Member
posted March 20, 2000 10:06 PM
If you set it up first with you in the car and get your numbers rite then just get out and check numbers then and just scale back to these numbers.(as long as car handles where you want)This way is as close as putting your weight in one place in the seat


jammin
Administrator
posted March 20, 2000 10:52 PM
But my point is, I am a pretty big guy, I can lose 10 lbs in a week, that is almost 1/2 a percent difference. If you don't scale with the driver in, then you dont know exactly. See?


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