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How is weight distribution determined?

As the title asks. The most basic way I would think it is determined is having two scales, one for the front wheels and one for the rear. But I'd imagine manufacturers could skew it by moving the scales a few inches up or down.

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Re: How is weight distribution determined?

you put 4 scales, one under each tire. add the 2 weights for each front and add the 2 weights for the backs. you get the total weight from all those added together. take the total weight of the car, and take the total weight from the 2 fronts and divide by the overall weight. and do the same for the back.

to put it easier, the weight of the front and rear expressed as a percentage of the weight of the whole car.

like for example the 5g ludes weight distribution was 63/37. so the 2 front combined would weigh 1862lbs. give or take a few. which is 63% of 2956. iirc that was the weight of the auto 5g.
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Re: How is weight distribution determined?

Wow was the weight distribution that far off on the lude.
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yep. miraculous how well they handle for being that bad too huh...
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Re: How is weight distribution determined?

What about a manual 4th gen? Sorry if it's already in a thread, it just seemed like a good time to ask.
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Re: How is weight distribution determined?

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Re: How is weight distribution determined?

of course. ^^
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Re: How is weight distribution determined?

Dang no wonder s2ks handle so rigid. Theyre 50/50 weight distribution.

But its true though, the lude does handle well for that overweight front it has. Damn you FWD!!
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Re: How is weight distribution determined?

That's why a lot of guys do a battery relocation. Makes it a bit more even.
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