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Author Topic:   lf.- vs- rf. wheel weights
posted June 15, 2002 02:31 AM
I was told never to run with my lf wheel weight lighter then my rf wheel weight when we scale the car.I can only get 120 lbs of bite before the lf wheel weight becomes lighter the the rf and want to run more bite.I know i could get it by adding lead but i'am already at 60% tail. ANY IDEAS??
Also i scale w/out driver do they mean never to go lighter on the lf with the driver in the car?

posted June 16, 2002 02:44 AM
well i think if you have to be in the car to race it you should scale it that way

posted June 16, 2002 08:01 AM
Al long as you find somthine that works it doesn't matter whether you are in the car or not. In fact most chassis manufacturers i have tolked with recommend scaling without the driver. otherwise you will always have to have the driver or someone or something aof similar wight in the drivers seat.. AS long as you do it the same everytime there is no problem.

posted June 18, 2002 10:26 PM
I agree with Dirtbuster.
DirtWorks says to scale without driver. Those guys know a **** -of- alot more than I do.
However, We always scale "WITH" the driver.
I am a 250lb. War-Hog. When I slide in the seat, my ride heights and percentages change drastically.

posted June 20, 2002 01:45 AM
I too scale the car with me in the seat, but then I write everything down without me in the seat also.........ride heights, bar angles, corner wieghts,wheel base,......EVERYTHING Then if I'm not there the guys can get the car spot on without me........

back to the original question.....if you only can get 120 pounds of bite before the right front starts getting tooo are stuck with only 2 options.......EITHER ADD LEAD, OR START MOVING THINGS......

You CAN NOT change left/right side weight without physical change........the only thing jack-bolts due is set ride heights and change cross wieght........

let us know which way you want to change the left side wieght.........

posted June 21, 2002 11:52 AM
wheel offsets (on the front and rear) will change those weights! something you may want to play w/ on the scales.

posted June 21, 2002 08:28 PM
I guess I will be the first to point this out. Scaling is not how to make your car fast. You scale it to have a base point to start from and adjust your car from therre at the track. Once you have that great setup, you scale your car to have as a record in case you get tore up and must rebuild. It doesn't matter if you scale with or without the drive as long as you do it the same every time. If you are just trying to compare numbers with your buddies, give it up...they are lying anyway!!!