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Author Topic:   chassis setting
posted October 21, 2002 08:04 PM

i was wondering if anybody uses a wheel load checker like the one in speedways book to set your car up.i bought my car used and never had it on the scales.

posted October 21, 2002 11:51 PM
Dont waste your $$$ on one, I had one and sent it back after I tried to use one time.

posted October 22, 2002 10:30 AM
Keith, Might want to go to the tool box and look at the scale plans, I built a similar set and they work pretty well. Good luck and have fun!!

posted October 22, 2002 09:37 PM
i have electronic sclales and a pogo stick i made and use both..

kthe key with the pogo stick is to lift it the same ht every time, i use just enough to slide a piece of cardboard under the tire. this takes a 2nd guy..

i made my own pogo stick with a torque wrench as the handle, the kind that has a pointer and pts at the torque.. all you need is to weigh your car once with electonics and pogo a corner to see what torque # equals actual weight..

one half in socket and a cheap wrench and about 3 ft of tubing and you can make one easy, i adjusted the lever ratio till i got to a even torque # like 10 lbs equals 100, it wont get too specific, but its all your budget..

posted October 23, 2002 11:23 AM
Wedge or cross weight is right front to left rear. Hope this helps! loojack

posted October 23, 2002 05:32 PM
to check your wedge or crossweight "po' boy" style, use a big 1/2" drive socket on the saddle of your floor jack. lay the socket down so it is free to roll from side to side. center the socket on your rearend housing and jack the car up. the RR should lift off of the ground first, followed by the LR. i have a short wheelbase car(99"), so i need more crossweight than a 108" car. a 108" car should have about 1 1/2" difference between the heights of the 2 rear wheels. for example: the RR should be 1 1/2" off of the ground when the LR is just barely touching the ground.

this is just a baseline setting and your driving style may need more or less.

hope this helps.

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