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ryan
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posted February 25, 2002 12:18 PM
This will be my first time scaleing my car. I'll be putting 400lbs of lead in and I need to know where to put it. Up high or down low? In front of the rear end or behind it? What about Baseline percentages? If you need more info just ask. Thanks


champ
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posted February 25, 2002 12:33 PM
I've always been told....as close to the front of the rear axle as you can get it. Is this weight you need to add to make you legal or is 400lbs the amount of weight you will be playing with for set-up at the track? As far as fixed weight that you need to meet requirements I wouldn't know.
I have a special lil handy dandy mounting system I scrounged up out of some pipe and all-thread. I mount it up against the rear firewall on the driver side, where the back seat use to be. I relocated my batter to the floor board behind the drivers seat. If you do put it in the "cab" of the car, make very very sure you mount it well and very secure...don't want one of those weights anywhere near you if you do roll over. "knock on wood"


ryan
Member
posted February 26, 2002 12:23 AM
3500 minimum weight. the car with no lead and no driver weighs under 3000. As far as mounting the lead that is no problem for me I work at a steel warehouse and I made weight hangers to go on the rollcage


racer17j
Member
posted February 26, 2002 12:24 PM
where to put the weight you won't know tell youput it on the scale i was always told that the weight you add should be added from the center line of bolth axles. so if you need tail weght put it behind the rear or if you need weight up front witch hopefully you won't lol you put it in front of the front wheels. and you should always try to keep the weight as low as you can unless you like alot og body roll


millerlt3
Member
posted March 01, 2002 10:41 PM
During your scaleing procedure move the wieght around to achieve the percentages you want thats best for you and your car


SLEEPY GOMEZ
Member
posted March 07, 2002 12:04 AM
quote:
Originally posted by ryan:
This will be my first time scaleing my car. I'll be putting 400lbs of lead in and I need to know where to put it. Up high or down low? In front of the rear end or behind it? What about Baseline percentages? If you need more info just ask. Thanks

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SLEEPY GOMEZ
Member
posted March 07, 2002 12:08 AM
quote:
Originally posted by ryan:
This will be my first time scaleing my car. I'll be putting 400lbs of lead in and I need to know where to put it. Up high or down low? In front of the rear end or behind it? What about Baseline percentages? If you need more info just ask. Thanks

For weight to make class in a 3000 lb stock car should be added as far to the rear and left as possible. In this car the pendulum effect of the rear weight is negligible. I like the weight to be above the trunk floor. you need body roll to make the car work. Now with this weight decide wich springs to use.

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