Weighing Trucks

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Weighing Trucks

Post by Speedster » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:45 am

Maximum Velocity has his 40% off until May 1st. If 3 scales are purchased they will easily weigh a 25 oz truck. They are designed to very easily do this. They even come with batteries.
Example: A 20 ounce truck
Right Front wheel - 4.775 oz.
Right rear wheel - 4.85 oz.
Left rear wheel - 10.025 oz.
Total - 19.65 oz.
The scales tell you the weight on each individual wheel which might become very important. If you're going for speed I suspect you want to keep the front as light as you can. Once the truck is built, probably because of where the wheels need to be positioned, it is very difficult to lighten the front end by placing weight in the back. There's very little room to generally put weight behind the back axles. If rail riding you do not want to drive a bunch of weight into the rail.
Yep, I make a lot of mistakes.



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Re: Weighing Trucks

Post by whodathunkit » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:13 pm

Sound like you got it rolling good speedster!


What type of automobile can be spelled the same forwards & backwards?

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Re: Weighing Trucks

Post by Speedster » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:25 pm

Not Yet. I'm working with different dfw axles and different drifts. I know I should leave "Well Enough Alone" but curiosity has gotten the better of me.



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