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jammin
Administrator
posted December 09, 2001 03:59 PM
Driver included.


jammin


jammin
Administrator
posted December 09, 2001 04:00 PM
The Shaw we have with my big rear in it weighs 2605 with me in it full of fuel and 75 lbs of lead on the rr.



modified37
Member
posted December 09, 2001 05:20 PM
My car with me in it full of fuel and 50 pounds of lead weighs 2160


modified17
Member
posted December 09, 2001 06:13 PM
2,160?? Have you had any frame problems? Seems very light. I would think it would not hold up in an accident and maybe the frame flex would be high.


MOD # 8
Member
posted December 09, 2001 06:15 PM
my SBR mod is 2450 empty on fuel with driver.


mod27
Member
posted December 09, 2001 06:47 PM
Mine weights 2440 with driver, 1/2 tank fuel


CNC DOC
Member
posted December 09, 2001 07:11 PM
mine was 2550 with me in it and full of fuel 32 gallons and lead 120lbs 58.5 rear,1976 chevelle frame 065 moly front bars steel water pump cast iron trans no light weight stuff I mean.


bbracer17
Member
posted December 09, 2001 08:43 PM
My old homemade car weighed 2477 with 22 gallons of fuel and driver. 40 lbs of lead. Cast iron trans, nothing lightweight on it. Not sure what my new one will weigh yet.


dirtracers
Member
posted December 09, 2001 09:36 PM
I know a guy whose car weighs about 2100 pounds and wins alot and the frame doesnt flex but he always out front and no compitition


CHAMP00
Member
posted December 09, 2001 10:03 PM
My CHAMPS Chassis is 2342 full of fuel with driver. 58.8% rear. CHAMP


FS93
Member
posted December 09, 2001 11:39 PM
Mine weighed 2475 with me in it, no lead, and roughly 25 gal of fuel. 53.7% left, 56.5% rear, and 48.2%cross. Chevelle front stub.


andykmod
Member
posted December 09, 2001 11:49 PM
I have a 97 k-mod full of fuel and driver 50 lbs of lead on the lr 2425 lbs total


Todd0117
Member
posted December 10, 2001 12:35 AM
quote:
Originally posted by dirtracers:
I know a guy whose car weighs about 2100 pounds and wins alot and the frame doesnt flex but he always out front and no compitition

What kind of chassis is it?

wfoondirt
Member
posted December 10, 2001 08:31 AM
Most weight savings isnt in the chassis itself, most bare chassis weight roughly the same. The weight savings comes from all the bolt on parts. My cars weight right at 2300 with a 200lbs driver and 32 gal of fuel. I have gotten one car down to the 2000 lbs range using alot of lightweight parts, but with most sanctions have a weight rule now so it seems pointless.


RangeRover
Member
posted December 10, 2001 10:13 AM
With driver & 20 gal fuel 2550. Won't say without driver, he may be watching.


devil wrench
Member
posted December 10, 2001 07:29 PM
RangeRover...there's a guy up here in western PA that has run Buick 3.8's for years. The car sounds awful, but when the track slicks off, he's tough to beat...flat footed all the way around the corners. Just a guess, I would say you would save about 75-80 pounds off the front with a 6. Our track requires a 2bbl carb, so I don't think he's really giving up any HP, definitely some low end TQ though.


rockit
Member
posted December 10, 2001 08:51 PM
alright alright i think that a diet is in for next year.would like to see 2450 but that a lot to ask for.when drive 285 or so .car is at chassis shop with new 3 link.hope to lose 50 lbs on car with new susp.and a aluimmin transmisson with only 4th and reverse that should be about 40 psi their.


Racer111
Member
posted December 10, 2001 08:54 PM
2375-22 gal fuel-190 driver-70 lbs lead-58 % tail-2350 weight rule


millerlt3
Member
posted December 10, 2001 09:30 PM
2450 with #200 driver full of fuel and #75 of lead


BHD43
Member
posted December 12, 2001 03:59 PM
2225 lbs with 15 gallons and driver


Matt418
Member
posted December 12, 2001 07:21 PM
Todd0117 The chassis is a Hot Chassis

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