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Just weighed my squared up on digi kitchen scales and.... 1736g total with 629g up front and 1107 on the rear. Thats not far off and that was done on handling experiments and testing. I was unaware of the ideal distribution figures until 10 mins ago. Proof if it were needed for me that these boys know thier onions/cars! Mine has tons of steering and traction and balance seems almost perfect. I just need a rear roll bar now, and that will help my weight distribution even more. Its win win here.
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So where ish is the balance point for the 65/35 front to rear?
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So where ish is the balance point for the 65/35 front to rear?
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So where ish is the balance point for the 65/35 front to rear?
Approximately 174mm back from the centreline of the front wheels.
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Approximately 174mm back from the centreline of the front wheels.
is that the balance point mate
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Now thats what I call an answer cheers chap
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yeah if you have 35% and 65% weight distribution it will balance at this point
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yeah if you have 35% and 65% weight distribution it will balance at this point
if it dont your in trouble haha
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Well I don't run an x6 and to get to 1740g I would have to run 420g of ballast which simply wouldn't fit without a redesign of the chassis (unless anybody has a load of spare tungsten they don't need.)

I currently have a 65 / 35 weight distribution at the minimum weight limit.

It sort of seems counter intuative to be running that much ballast on a racing car.

Dan / Body Paint. Out of interest what sort of tracks were you testing on to come up with that weight?

Were they particularly bumpy?

The reason I ask is that yes heavy cars generate more grip but they also generate more momentum and higher lateral loads too. - So I can see weight being an advantage on rough tracks., but on a smooth track I would expect cornering speed to be worse than for a light car.

This is certainly what you see in touring cars and 1/12.
This thread is about the optimum weight/balance of the X-6/X-6 sqaured but the general principles still apply to all cars.
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lol i should of put "should" balance at this point !!
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lol i should of put "should" balance at this point !!
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if it dont your in trouble haha
I just measured the balance point on mine with a tape measure and it seems to match my maths so fingers crossed I will not incure the wrath of Bert
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I just measured the balance point on mine with a tape measure and it seems to match my maths so fingers crossed I will not incure the wrath of Bert
your ok mate i have a welsh relative thanks for your help and yes im another harris
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lol there is nothing wrong with welsh people
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If you want to keep the neutral feel, try to keep the weight around the balance point of the car.

Under the speedo and lipo seems to be a good place for the majority of the weight.
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lol there is nothing wrong with welsh people
your to close to the border u dontknow what u are
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lmao i was born in wales and have welsh parents its noy my fault i have to live this side haha
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