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    How much does your car weigh?

    I finally took my car to a weigh station tonight so I could finally tell people for sure when they ask. I had been saying that my car was about 3 grand with me driving. Which was a guesstimate based on one of those silly 1/4mile calculators putting in my known WHP and altering the weight until it matched my proven track times.

    My Car + 1/4 tank: 2908
    2908lbs/188bhp: 15.46 power to weight ratio
    (BHP calculated assuming 17% DT loss and most recent dyno of 161WHP)

    Myself weighing 130~ turns out I was only 38lbs off. I basically get to ride for free compared to factory curb. 400lbs lighter and I'm officially gocart status (ie mini cooper curb weight). Anyone else know their car's weight?
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    Re: How much does your car weigh?

    where do people usually weigh their vehicles?

    i know if you go to some scrap metal places, there are scales that weigh the vehicles on entrance and exit.
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    Re: How much does your car weigh?

    Your local friendly truck stop. I did mine at the Petro up the street.

    To find one:
    http://www.bigrigjobs.com/Truck-Scales

    They shouldn't charge more than 10$.
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    Re: How much does your car weigh?

    1,4 ton...

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    Re: How much does your car weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by SElover View Post
    1,4 ton...
    metric ton?
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    Re: How much does your car weigh?

    well.. its 1426kg....

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    Re: How much does your car weigh?

    Ok I was about to be very impressed if you were only 1.4 american tons.
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    Re: How much does your car weigh?

    why yall gotta have a "american ton"?????

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    Re: How much does your car weigh?

    Because yall's tonne is a fraction in lbs. Ya'll get a clean number for tonne to kg why shouldn't we? :D Its not technically called an american ton in our defense. Its technically called a short ton.
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    Re: How much does your car weigh?

    yeah but our ton is shared world wide... yours only apply in the united states of america

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