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Old 05-02-2001, 11:39 AM   #1
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Exclamation Had my car weighed today, 2,700 lbs.

So, the subject says it all.

I took it to a truck-stop, with a Certified Scale. It's in Petaluma and it only cost $6.

The Total came to 2840 lbs., but I weigh 130 lbs. and I had about 10 lbs. worth of misc. including the stock Jack, no spare and the Fuel gauge was on Empty, but no gas light on (so at least 2-3 gallons)

Does this sound right to anyone?

It's less than I woulda thought

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Old 05-02-2001, 06:36 PM   #2
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Anyone know how accurate those things are? I don't think they topically need to measure to a high tolerance.

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Old 05-03-2001, 05:47 PM   #3
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SLR,

I know what you mean, but I'm not sure how accurate they are.

I have a mechanic friend who races 510's, he said he use to go them often and that they were accurate, but who really knows?

I suppose we could take something that we "know" weighs a certain amount to check it's accuracy.

Well, just an idea
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Old 05-03-2001, 07:10 PM   #4
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That would be interesting. Now if I can just remember to bring a 25 pound weight with me next time I head north. I don't know of one around here; actually, I could check out the accuracy of the scales used at the recycling center, they have you drive on with your load before then after unloading to calculate their divvy, hmmmm...


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Old 05-03-2001, 09:00 PM   #5
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That's IT!

I bring my spare someday and test it, the spare weighs 25 lbs. I believe. I'll weigh it on my "doctor scale" at home, then take it up there.

Shiiot, it's only 6 bucks!

My brother, who's kinda training to become a truck driver, says that those scales are VERY accurate, especially if they're Certified.

We'll see
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Old 05-03-2001, 09:57 PM   #6
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Interesting... Keep us updated, especially once you have put it to another test.

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Old 05-03-2001, 10:04 PM   #7
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Hey adam you are here in sunny Novato as well? I am supposed to geting my WRX in about 3 weeks or so (forever). but I would not mind meeting up and you could show me the scale if you have the time and I ever get my car...

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Old 05-04-2001, 09:58 AM   #8
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Will Do!

Rob,

Yeah, I'm in Sunny Novato, seems like we have at least 4 of us now. Myself, James(RS25.com), Andrew From Bianco Subaru, and now you.

Soon we can have a meet and more people will come here

That scale is Rhinehart's Truck Stop @ the Petaluma exit on NB 101. Seriously, about 5-7 min. from Novato.

I told the guy, that I might know more people interested.

BAM @ the Scale

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Old 05-05-2001, 06:04 PM   #9
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The scales are made to be accurate around the designated weight. So if most of their business is weighing 20,000lb trucks, a little error is OK. Weighting a car might be a little off, but not really enough to concern us. Using a 25lb weight, should have a lot of error.

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