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Corner Weighted the S2000

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by phunky.buddha, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. phunky.buddha

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    All about cross weighting / corner weighting: Understanding Corner Weights: Grassroots Motorsports Magazine Articles

    Getting up on the scales:

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    Starting weights, not too shabby- no spare tire, no driver:

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    Starting weights, me in the driver's seat:

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    Done with half a tank of gas:

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    Got really damn lucky- ran the front springs up 7 turns on the driver's side and 8 turns up on the passenger side, rear passenger up 6 turns; nailed the cross weights down to the pound:

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    Front 49.4%, rear 50.6%:

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    And just for argument's sake after juggling a few things around while packing up- the weight distribution with the top down (first pic) and the top up (second pic):

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    Looks like putting the top up moves shifts 10 pounds from the rear to the front, giving a 0.3% weight shift forward.
     
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    Fun stuff. Have you tested it yet driving? I've done this on both racing karts, never to a car though.

    Looks like the strike may be resolved.

    Nice looking ride. :thumbsup:
     
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    I've always wanted to try doing this to my car just to see how bad my weight distribution is...
     
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    1. Not yet- have to re-align after messing with the ride heights.

    2. Time to catch up on the news...

    3. Thanks! Haven't washed it in a few years. ;)

    Go for it!
     
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    :thumbsup: Always wanted to balance the Civic
     
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    There's nothing adjustable on the Civic I have now :)
     
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    We can put some "shims" in there. :)
     
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