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Old 03-21-2007, 11:17 PM
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Default A-Sedan Diet plan

like I have been whining about on here for a few weeks (again GREAT web-site) I am almost done with my '92 Fox 'Stang. here is my question- I have not been on the scales yet. (don't own any...yet) For all you fox guys, Did you have to add weight to your cars to make the minimum? I have a feeling I am going to be WAY UNDER..I'm guessing by previous experience with these cars...at about 2900 lbs.

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Old 03-21-2007, 11:40 PM
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Yeah, I do. I add about 280 pounds of dumb bell weight. It's would be nice to add it over the rear axle, but then it is really hard to reach the pedals...
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:37 AM
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If you have a Fox notchback you might be REAL close. If you have a hatchback you might find you are over. Notches usually end up adding and Hatches can't find anywhere else to subtract.
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:30 PM
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Default driver weight counts

Remember, AS weight is including driver. So depending on the weight
of your driver you might be right on the mark, low or high @ 2900.
Depends on whether you have already factored driver weight into the
2900 lb estimate you gave.

BTW, if you don't have race scales, you can use a truck weigh
station, if there is one nearby. I have taken an empty trailer,
weighed it, then put my completed car on it, weighed it,
subtracted, to find out about
where I would be when I made it to the track. Then I went and
bought 150lbs of barbell weights to allow some adjustment given
that the truck scales only read in 50lb increments, and I looked
(empty) to be about 150 lbs underweight. Once you get to the
track, tech has scales that they will weigh you on, and you can
get much closer then, including gas, etc.

I've also used similar technique to get rough front/back percentages
by taking it off trailer, and weighing only front/back, etc. Not great,
but surprisingly effective (in everything except time).
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:55 PM
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Sort of off topic, but related. Always take the time when you get to an event to run your car across the "tech" scales so you know what "they" say you weigh. You might be surprised to see the difference.

It's much better than it used to be, be we have been "surprised" to the tune of 50 lbs. If you're at weight or ballasting to make weight that can be bad news.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:47 PM
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Uh-oh....I am 6'3", 290 lbs. Maybe now I have a legitimate reason to go on a diet. Thanks for the informative responses guys.

Mark
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:16 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by as18
Uh-oh....I am 6'3", 290 lbs.
Remind me to never piss you off at the track! J/K

Actually, from reading the threads you've been involved with of late, I look forward to meeting you someday. You seem to no your .

-Kopp

BTW - I just shed 30lbs. of late (from 220 to 190). It's simple - less food and less beer. I'm just not sure if it's worth it yet.
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:38 PM
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At the rate I'm going, I may never finish the car!!! It's nickle and diming me to death. I am miking sure that the car is near flawless in set-up when I take the track, that way I know if I am getting my doors blown off, it's me and not the car.

If I ever make the Run-offs. I'll be the big guy wth the ear to ear grin.

Mark
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:57 PM
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Mark .... I hear ya ... feeling those nickles and dimes quickly exist my pockets on an all too frequent basis.
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:25 AM
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That is the reason E-Bay is our friend .
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