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    1. #21
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      1979 c10 5.3l,4l80e,10 bolt, all steel fenders, bumper, hood. With my 260# butt in it. Going to be stripping weight where i can.

      Last edited by Mtrhd329; 02-13-2016 at 10:28 PM. Reason: typo

    2. #22
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      This should be an interesting before/after! Here's the weigh sheet on my El Camino before I started the LS swap. Going from a cast iron block / aluminum head BBC to an all aluminum LS3...



      In addition to the LS3, I removed about 200 lbs or so of stereo components.

      Anyone care to speculate on the final numbers?
      Herb

      1966 El Camino LS408/T56Magnum
      1966 Chevelle 509/T56Magnum
      1963 C10 454/4L80

      PHR CHP CHP youtube


    3. #23
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      Quote Originally Posted by Yelcamino View Post
      This should be an interesting before/after! Here's the weigh sheet on my El Camino before I started the LS swap. Going from a cast iron block / aluminum head BBC to an all aluminum LS3...

      In addition to the LS3, I removed about 200 lbs or so of stereo components.

      Anyone care to speculate on the final numbers?
      3620 lbs
      55% front
      45% rear
      -Mitch
      G8 GXP, White Hot, Auto, bone stock
      68 Firebird, 428 Pontiac, CNC'd KRE Al d-ports, hyd roller, EFI, TKO600, TCI Eng complete chassis, Ridetech, Kore3 C6Z brakes, C5Z 18" with 315 rivals x4, C6zr1 mufflers
      RRR, NASA HPDE https://youtu.be/DPp1l9-FuNE

    4. #24
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      Late post, but just recently got a set of scales.
      69 Camaro
      LS3/TKO600
      AME front / Speedtech torque arm rear

    5. #25
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    6. #26
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      Since the thread is back from the dead, I'll post a few additional values.
      I tried out my new Longacre scales...

      68 Camaro RS/SS, 396 w/ iron heads, 4 speed, manual brakes & steering, no spare tire, 1/2 tank fuel.
      3374 total, 1996F/1378R, 59/41%

      91 Firebird, LS3/T56/S60 AC, PW, T-tops, no spare tire, 1/4 tank fuel
      3420 total, 1930F/1490R, 56/44%

      02 S10 Xtreme, 4.3 V6/5 speed, regular cab, full options, 1/2 tank fuel
      3499 total, 2042F/1457R, 58/42%

    7. #27
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      I hope everyone realizes that if you're trying to balance your car to handle on an autocross or roadrace course, you need to weigh with the driver's weight and your car in race trim before you adjust your corners to achieve the 50% crossweight. Otherwise its meaningless without the driver's weight.
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      Kenny Mitchell
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    8. #28
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      camaro ls3

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      camaro 69
      ls3 6l80e
      2010camaro rear
      with 80kg driver and full tank 112L
      and without driver
      in kg
      camaro69-l92 with 6l80e considering mast ho cam 530hp - speedtech(LCA)-ats Street-Comp AFX-unisteer r&p - VariShock coilover QuickSet2-Hydratech Brake Booster - 5gen rear suspension
      movit brakes 380mm 6piston front-465mm 4piston rear - 275/30-19 front-325/25-20 rear 19x9f 20x12r cray scorpions

    9. #29
      Replaced some parts with carbon. And this is a completely different car. I plan to put all-wheel drive and the engine from the Audi.

    10. #30
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      (These are rough numbers off the top of my head. Its been a while)

      Lets see. My Evo is...

      3150lb
      60% F
      40% R

      My Bug is...

      2100lb
      40% F
      60% R

      Who needs 50/50 distribution!
      1970 VW Bug - Just your average mid engine Bug
      Track toy - 06 Evo - E85 and lots of boost
      Newest track toy - 2021 Supra

    11. #31
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      This is before a carbon hood and nose. A few other odds and ends are missing...headliner, rear interior panels, trunk carpet, etc.



      71 Firebird Speedtech Xtreme, Ls3, 4L60E, factory 10 bolt, SFC's, Recaro's, mostly factory interior.
      1971 Firebird
      2017 Slipstream SS

    12. #32
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      I would like to know how my car weighs out. Does anyone have scales I could borough up here in New England? Specifically around the seacoast NH region.
      1969 Camaro (Small Tyre Restomod/mild Protour) 245/40/18 F, 275/35/18 R, stock frame, full Ridetech suspension, LS engine, T56 Mag, Wilwood Brakes. A driver car.

    13. #33
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      Weight

      Mine with full interior dynamat, closed cell foam, 4 point DSE cage and custom trunk enclosure. LS2 battery in the trunk
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      69 Camaro LS2, ridetech 4 link fikse wheels yada yada yada
      17 Grand Sport

    14. #34
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      My 66 Chevelle is 3260 lbs with a full tank. F/R is 1760 lbs/1500 lbs so 54/46 bias.
      All steel, battery in stock location, full Dynamat.
      Without 122 lbs of fuel the weight would be 3138 lbs.
      1966 Chevelle, 3.6L/217 CI, 4 cam direct injected V6, 6 speed auto, full Hotchkis suspension, 4 wheel Wilwood discs, white w/red interior, cowl hood. 3260 lbs w/full tank. Built for 35 mpg. So far 32.

    15. #35
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      Adding weight

      I have a 1985 Monte Carlo SS. Is it worth adding extra weight to the rear of the car to get a better front to rear weight bias or would it be counterproductive? Weight vs performance? I realize that the lower the better but I think you would have to add way to much at or in the frame like we did in nascar cars. I was thinking you may not have to add very much ballast if you added at the bumper.

    16. #36
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      Quote Originally Posted by Scott3106 View Post
      I have a 1985 Monte Carlo SS. Is it worth adding extra weight to the rear of the car to get a better front to rear weight bias or would it be counterproductive? Weight vs performance? I realize that the lower the better but I think you would have to add way to much at or in the frame like we did in nascar cars. I was thinking you may not have to add very much ballast if you added at the bumper.
      Unless you're trying to meet the minimum weight of a specific race series, I'd advise against adding ballast. There are other, better ways to balance the car's handling if that's the issue.
      - Ryan

    17. #37
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      Quote Originally Posted by Scott3106 View Post
      I have a 1985 Monte Carlo SS. Is it worth adding extra weight to the rear of the car to get a better front to rear weight bias or would it be counterproductive? Weight vs performance? I realize that the lower the better but I think you would have to add way to much at or in the frame like we did in nascar cars. I was thinking you may not have to add very much ballast if you added at the bumper.

      no is the simple answer... and no to placing the weight at the bumper.... any weight that far back creates a pendulum effect and make handling unpredictable



      balance the car with components that help... add a cage and scale, reduce nose weight, fiberglass or carbon nose cap, hood, fenders, inner fenders, use aluminum heads, radiator, block, aluminum or tube core support, move comments that can be moved, battery, trans cooler, ect


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