I wrote this super awesome post about how Summit Racing and Rancho Shocks are terrific and how to weigh your car for $32, but I forgot to click the "remember me" box when I logged in and I lost all of it. So here is the condensed version.
One shock that fits the Jagvair is a Rancho RS9000XL from a Hummer H2 with a 4" lift. The shocks were purchased in February from Summit and raced in April (550 miles) at The Ridge. After the race the left shock does not respond the dial changes and acts like it is stuck on 1. I called Summit Customer Service and they are sending out a new shock in time for the PNW race and will pick up the bad shock the following week. That's cool. A warranty that actually warranties something and does not try to legal-eze out of issues. Good job Summit and Rancho, I will patronize you any chance I get.
Next I explained how to weigh your car using four $8 bathroom scales (Sunbeam) from Wally World, here are the high points:
1. Weigh car in level position (scales and cribbing should be as close to the same height)
2. Weight on scales should be evenly distributed (all readings on scales should be close to each other)
3. Four 300lb. scales are good for 1200 total lbs. (you can add or subtract scales as needed)
4. Use park or a parking brake or wheel chocks (safety first)
Here are the pics:
Take the sum of the four weights from the scales, that will give you wheel weight. Take sum of all four wheel weights, that will give you car weight. Take the sum of the front wheels and divide that by the car weight and multiply by 100, that will give front weight ratio, do the same for the back weight (using rear sum).
Now you can have neat racing conversations like "My car has 54/46 weight distribution" (better than GM did, even with that British boat anchor out front) and "My car is balanced within 20 lbs. side to side" (no driver, our driver swing is +/- one Scarlett Johansson). Now I do not know how these conversations relate to Lemons, but I am sure there is a Black Flag Penalty (using a bottle jack) in there somewhere.
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