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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old March 4th, 2012, 10:01 Thread Starter
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Bathroom scale corner weight

Plans I found on the Internets for making the brackets to use 4x bathroom scales.
I picked up 4x scales at a dollar store for $5 each.
They are analog.

I still have to do this... I need a few more bits for the brackets. I have the angle and 1" square tube...

People, kinda dumb people... say this is not accurate and really stupid and will cause your car to run like a hondah or mustang. The idea is to get the same repeatable numbers. Just like a dyno, you have to use the same equipment every time you make a change to see what the change has done.

and that is my goal.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old March 4th, 2012, 10:40
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That is an old trick. I am suprised that you have not already done this. You seem to have tried most of the home remedy solutions.
I have raced (auto-x) against people who used this and a home string alignment and if you get proficient with it, it can be very effective.
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I knew about, I just did not want to build it until I got some good numbers as to how to get the weight and the math.

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Fancy pants.

The most difficult thing I've seen with corner scales is getting them level. I can see that becoming more difficult with your setup.
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as long as you use the same exact spot every time, you should have no issues.

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This is a Carrol Smith approved method of corner-balancing. I've seen a bracket or bit of angle that's sized to the tire to make tire location repeatable and the whole frame made as a triangle so only one point of force is applied to the scale.
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