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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:08 pm 
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Has anyone had it done ?

Costs involved ?

Was it just weighed, or did they balance it too ?

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Weighting
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:20 pm 
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Do it the pikey way and get some scales and do it yourself :lol:

Ry had it done iirc?

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Weighting
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Ive got use of proper corner scales. None of this pikey shit.

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Weighting
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:49 pm 
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I got a quote of £60 + vat for a place up here, not asked whats involved in that, but assume thats just weighing.

Need to email them back and ask :)

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Weighting
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:16 pm 
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Thats quite expensive for something that takes about 10 minutes lol.

If thats the case, i will charge £30!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:42 pm 
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The geo setup / corner weighting process took a while in my experience, even though the guy did a great job and I thought it handled alright at first, the FSi trackday showed me more work was needed. I went back twice afterwards for a few more hours (FOC) fine tuning and tweaking over the course of a week as it wasn't turning in at certain speeds like it should and the oversteer wasn't as pronounced. It can involve a lot of work as everyone wants they car to handle differently and you pay for the vast experience these professionals have IMO.

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Weighting
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:53 pm 
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place near me that Fast ford used does it for just over £100 full geo setup corner weight and tracking.

Was gonna do it with the ZS if I had kept it.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:21 am 
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didnt realise a geo set up would cost that much. b

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I paid £90 to have some cowboy monkey fucktard hang off my rear beam with a spanner and he didn't have a clue wtf he was doing! :doh:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:59 am 
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Ry wrote:
The geo setup / corner weighting process took a while in my experience, even though the guy did a great job and I thought it handled alright at first, the FSi trackday showed me more work was needed. I went back twice afterwards for a few more hours (FOC) fine tuning and tweaking over the course of a week as it wasn't turning in at certain speeds like it should and the oversteer wasn't as pronounced. It can involve a lot of work as everyone wants they car to handle differently and you pay for the vast experience these professionals have IMO.


The person that owns the scales i have use of is an ex le mans race car driver. Drove for porsche and won Le Mans a couple of times in the 90s. He has more than enough experience with geometry and what does what. He now builds race cars including designing suspension setups.

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I paid £90 to have some cowboy monkey fucktard hang off my rear beam with a spanner and he didn't have a clue wtf he was doing! :doh:


You just paid for them to payback the massive debt they are now in after buying the hunter lol

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didnt realise a geo set up would cost that much. b


Proper geometry yes, none of this 4 wheels laser alignment bollocks. Proper geo checks so much more !

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:17 pm 
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yeah but thats all i have round here haha :(

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Pay for proper work, Ben ;) Like Alex's geo guy, my guy builds stunt show cars and has spent years helping advise and prep BTCC cars.

It really pays to have a proper job done by a properly skilled/experienced person.

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find me one Ry and ill do it :P but you are right, id prefer to have a proper job that some laser tracking shit

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Typical tracking and a full Geo' setup isn't nearly the same thing Ben. Don't get them confused :)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:00 pm 
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yeahh i know bud, i meant to say than instead of that :)

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Weighting
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:36 am 
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defo something worth doing on the box my gaz coilovers came in said its a good idea to get it corner weighted so will be getting that done when its back on the road in a few years

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