Corner Weight Scales

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Gc285

1,203 posts

134 months

Saturday 4th May
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I spent 4 years religiously doing corner weights between every outing. I stopped last year and hey ho I came second.


Steve H

3,871 posts

136 months

Sunday 5th May
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But were you first or third previously?

Kraken

949 posts

141 months

Sunday 5th May
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Corner weighting after every meeting seems a bit extreme. What would have changed to affect it?

Camber, toe and caster I can understand as they're easy to tweak on kerbs etc.

andygo

5,333 posts

196 months

Friday 10th May
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Different tyres will alter the corner weights- a tyre that is slightly taller than its predecessor changes things. I used to run a front running FF1600 and checked the weights after every session- they nearly always changed.

geeks

4,302 posts

80 months

Friday 10th May
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andygo said:
Different tyres will alter the corner weights- a tyre that is slightly taller than its predecessor changes things. I used to run a front running FF1600 and checked the weights after every session- they nearly always changed.
A Formula Ford will be much more sensitive to corner weighting vs a Mustang, I would have to agree with the other posters and do it pre and mid season and leave it.
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BertBert

12,594 posts

152 months

Friday 10th May
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andygo said:
Different tyres will alter the corner weights- a tyre that is slightly taller than its predecessor changes things. I used to run a front running FF1600 and checked the weights after every session- they nearly always changed.
Nah, just give each front wheel a lift from time to time biggrin
Bert

bucksmanuk

1,060 posts

111 months

Thursday 16th May
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To those who have their own corner scales, may I ask a favour on behalf of the eligibility scrutineer community?

If you are taking them to the circuit, and someone (like me) is weighing the cars, every now and again, could you bring the scales to the bay, find a flat spot, and cross check them with the circuit scales/scales of the day? Obviously check with the chief and/or eligibility scrutineer beforehand for timescales/availability etc…

Most circuit scales don’t shift anywhere near as much as people think, but it’s always genuinely useful to us to have another reference, and I suspect more so for the competitor too.

Thank you for the idea of the parcel scales, I had no idea they were as cheap as that!

Steve H

3,871 posts

136 months

Thursday 16th May
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I recently compared to the scales at Donny and mine were reading about 30 lighter than the circuit ones.

We then raced at Snett having taken weight out because we knew the car was heavier than we thought and found we were a bit marginal on weight on their scales banghead.

I didn't have my scales with me to compare with that day but strongly suspect that there was a difference between the readings at the two circuits.