Car weights!!

Discussion in 'Track Prep & Tech' started by I V - mk1 16v, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. 16valver Forum Member

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    Mine was weighed recently at 837 KG's with half tank
     
  2. steved Forum Member

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    MK5 Golf track weight to follow soon, and guesses.
     
  3. Nige

    Nige Paid Member Paid Member

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    My MK2 weighed 995kg when tested on the Snetterton Scrutineering scales in March 2013.

    640kg Front Axle.
    355 Rear Axle.


    The extra cage bars, 02a gearbox, Electric windows, Flat floor etc all add up !!
     
  4. Pb81 Forum Member

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    Hello!
    I want to go down with weight, i was thinking about buying Pesch components and a set of ProRace 1.2..
    Has someone put wings, bonnet and trunk on a scale?
     
  5. steved Forum Member

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    Right ive just weighed this, 2005 MK5 golf race car all steel panels nothing has been cut or lightened, this included 15ltr fuel

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  6. GVK

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    No idea, looks smart though! Still road legal too?
     
  7. steved Forum Member

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    Almost, ive just got to finish the indicators screen wash.
    The first weigh in of a MK5 give you 1074kg so not as heavy as i thought.
     
  8. pascal77uk Paid Member Paid Member

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    Lol didn't see the post was on the last page, wasn't far off. Are you removing any more weight.
     
  10. steved Forum Member

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    I dont know i think if a touring car weighs 1200kg and can lap Brands in the 48's then money thrown on handling and setup i should be able to run atleast low 51's although it wont be 7k a corner. ive got a shake down on Sunday at Lydden so i'll report back tomorrow
     
  11. Jommanjo Forum Member

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    Anybody fancy having a guess what mine weighs? Apart from being interested, I'm trying to find a suitable tow car and need to factor in the weight.
    I'll be hopefully weighing it properly in a month or so, will report back.

    MK2 Trackcar 3dr 90H
    Stripped with bucket seats
    Welded cage to front struts
    PAS
    1.8t, VR6 rad, G60 IC
    No heater
    Carbon roof and bonnet
    Poly rear windows x3, glass up front.
    Normal battery
    Minus 4Kg from the loom.

    Think that's it.

    Cheers!
     
  12. jasongtr Forum Member

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    980kg
     
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  13. sparrow Paid Member Paid Member

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    I weighed mine today, just down at the local tip. Not sure how accurate their weighbridge is but it came in at 900kg.

    Non sunroof shell
    Multi point 1.5" cage
    2L 16v turbo
    02J gear box
    Perspex windows
    Standard doors (although completely stripped, nothing cut out)
    Carbon bonnet and boot
    No underseal or sound deadening anywhere
    A couple of brackets removed, but plenty more in there that could come out.
    VR6 radiator, Ralley intercooler and an oil cooler as well
     
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  14. Adey Forum Member

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    994kgs, more to be had
     
  15. Pb81 Forum Member

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    Update for my track car

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  16. carlg Forum Member

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    Last year my mk2 golf weighed 1000KG

    5dr

    stripped interior
    welded cage
    OMP race seat (heavy)
    full glass
    K04 1.8t
    no interior metal removed
    sunroof

    on the scales at the pod was 670KG over the front and 330 over the rear

    Being painted at the moment I have removed the sunroof, rear bench seat metal removed, most of the underseal removed underneath (didn't remove exhaust) new stripped out doors with Lexan all round (minus windscreen)

    will update next month once it has been weighed again
     
  17. carlg Forum Member

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    Right so after a semi successful weekend the new race weight (without driver) is .... 933 KG

    [:D]

    could make the seat lighter but now only have 300 KG over the rear wheels so quite happy with that - also bought some lighter wheels which should have helped ....
     
  18. Alex12345 Forum Member

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    My production gti mk2 8v is 842kg with no driver but fuelled up and ready to go. That's built within PGTI regulations so no Perspex or bits chopped off/Out
     
  19. mitlom

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    My Mk1 racecar is 725kg without me or fluids
     
  20. mk2mro New Member

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    A little bit of a different theme now...

    I am looking at structurally optimising a Mk2 control arm as part of a University project - For this I need to calculate the forces acting on the arm in certain directions.

    In order to do this, the centre of gravity is needed.

    Does anyone know (roughly) where the CoG is on a Mk2? Standard or stripped...

    I have estimated it to be 2550mm forward from the rear of the bumper and around 820mm up from the floor. This is the door swage line just beneath the window seal in front of the mirror.

    I cannot find any official information on this, and hoping that some one on here can help :)

    Cheers
     

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