Need Car Weighed Per Wheel in LV

pjc

Chairman
Hi folks,

I need a truck weighed to udnerstand the weight bias on each wheel. Loaded, this rig is around 9000 lbs. I live in Las Vegas. Any help is appreciated.

PJCinLV
 

Eric_M

Well-Known Member
do you have a dump around you? we have one by me in so cal that you have to drive up on a weight scale to find out how much you gotta pay. maybe find a dump and just sit in line for a bit and pop your truck up there and ask the guy what the numbers were. all i know, hope it helps

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pjc

Chairman
Thanks Eric but, I need to weight the bias on each wheel. I have a new camper which is pretty light but a lot of it's weight is on the drivers side.

PJCinLV
 

FABRICATOR

Well-Known Member
There are truck scales all over the place. If they are not too busy, and you don't mind paying for each weigh (around $8 in LA) they will weigh anything any which way. You might get a break if you don't need an official print out for each one, as in weigh 4 pay for 2.

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billymanfroy

Well-Known Member
Pat,

Don't say I never gave you anything... And I don't even live there!!! Do you recognize this sign?

That's where you want to start. Just tell them it's NOT for the DMV and they only charge like $8. Make sure you put only one axle on each scale section, and then they can give you each axle's weight. Not sure if you can do it sideways to check side-to-side. Regular Longacre-type scale would probably explode. I did it for my truck and trailer in Lathrop this year, and it weighed 14,850 all told. Not bad for a 1/2 ton Suburban...

Here's some of their NV locations:
<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.catscale.com/cgi-bin/locgen.cgi?state=NV>http://www.catscale.com/cgi-bin/locgen.cgi?state=NV</A>

Here's their locator for everyone else:
<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.catscale.com/locator.shtml>http://www.catscale.com/locator.shtml</A>

Good luck!

Billy Manfroy
 

frankh

Well-Known Member
well I have scale's but live in ventura, I can bring them to the next MDR race. you can do it in a parking lot.

Frank
N2S Racing
 

pjc

Chairman
Thanks for the "Cat Scales" info. I did this when we did the springs the first time, i.e. "front" and "rear" axle weight. The problem is that the Ford SD's have a bias to the drivers side stock. Add a larger fuel tank and a camper that also has a bias and you can understand why I want a per wheel weight.

PJCinLV
 

Ryan B

Well-Known Member
If your still looking for scales to weigh your car you can do what I did. Order a set of the expensive ones from summit racing. You can use them and as long as you don't break them and return them within one month they will take the back even with a ripped box no questions asked. You'll just have to pay for shipping.
hope this helps.
oner355
 

robbie_goerke

Well-Known Member
If you know anyone in the NHP they have their commercial vehicle trucks that check the weights on tractor trailers and such. Their scales would be perfect. Or you could maybe take to race scales and put them side by side and put a piece of plate on top and try that. That way you shouldn't weck them. Just an idea. Robbie
 
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