Malekreza11 said:I corner balanced my own car with someone sitting in the driver seat that weigh roughly 160-170 pounds.
I set the Driver side front 1/8th of an inch higher than the passenger side without a driver, and once the driver is in, the car is leveled. My car is dead even all around with a driver. With a passenger, the other sides barely drops down any lower (thanks to the decent spring rates of the HA's).
edgy said:with this setup you are still equally corner balanced...?
did you invest in a set of 4 independent wheel scales..?
how did you balance it if not...
I dont think thats what corner balancing aims at at all. Equal weight distribution between left and right sides of the car. Just equaling the height can even increase the unbalance since the IS was a Right Handside drive and in the conversion to LHD, one side ends up a bit lower than the other anyway.Malekreza11 said:ive talked to many pro's who actually do this with thier scales and such. Corner balancing is basically making the car even. For example, if your driver side front is lower than the passenger side, there is more weight on the driver side. In order to compensate you slighly raise the driver front and then slightly drop the passenger rear. (independent suspension)
it took me a few hours to balance my car the best i can, and i would put my top dollar on it.
Handling improvement, yea it made a difference.
Glad to hear and interesting about the car weight. Was that with the driver?wat_it_IS said:I got mine done by West End Alignment w/ 4 wheel alignment.
Like IS JOE states that -Front Right + Rear Left = Front Left + Rear Right is the correct form of scaling.
Darin is the shiz, he also a cool kat to talk too and he'll ask you to be in the car and how much height adjustment you would like and then he'll put in his 2 cents.
My w/ system running on 19's w/ Tein SS EDFC, Hotckish sways, TRD frt brace, Cusco rr brace, Boxed arms, JIC strut bar, custom trunk braces, & boxed trail arms was weight out hefty 3602 and he balance out 1801 cross section as mentioned above.
Damn what a different how does the car handle!!!!
interesting, thanks +repYogi_TRD said:Uh, that could get really scary plus you would also need different shocks at each corner to handle the diff spring rates(another thread for that one).
When the car is on the scales(or anything for that matter) the more it "pushes down" on the scale the more weight the scale "sees".
So to add weight to a corner you would raise it. To remove weight you would lower it. You are trying to get the sum of opposite corners as equal as possible. Adding weight anywhere in the vehicle(driver, dead bodies, small woodland creatures, etc.) will change these totals. That is why alot of vehicles end up with one corner slightly higher/lower than the others.
I think you have that backwards. Raising the corner will reduce the effective weight of that corner. Lowering it increases the effective weight.Yogi_TRD said:So to add weight to a corner you would raise it. To remove weight you would lower it. You are trying to get the sum of opposite corners as equal as possible. Adding weight anywhere in the vehicle(driver, dead bodies, small woodland creatures, etc.) will change these totals. That is why alot of vehicles end up with one corner slightly higher/lower than the others.