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Author Topic:   car weights
posted August 26, 2001 10:49 PM
I am racing in the boomer class at our local track, in a 78 monte. The problem is that I have on idea what the car weighs. I only have access to a scale that weighs total weight. If I weigh first the front then the rear will this give me accurate front, rear weights? Is there any way to figure corner weights and cross weight, with only this info? If not is there any cheap way to have a car weighed properly? I'm sure there is somebody out there that has gone thru this before. Any help?

posted August 27, 2001 01:51 AM
all i can say is ask around i'm sure somebody at your track has a set of scales they will let you put it on

posted August 28, 2001 11:02 AM
If you can get a rear weight, a front weight and a left weight (or right) you should be able to calculate corner weights using basic algebra (and then cross). As long as the car is reasonably level (within 2"should be OK, but within 1" of level would be ideal) your numbers should be pretty acurate.
However, there is a lot to be said for finding someone locally with a set of real scales as they would probably be able to share some useful info about set-up for your track. Look for someone who has moved up after being sucsessful in your class, they will probably be happy to share most of what they learned.

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