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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:14 AM

72 2 door sr20det bmw rack and front suspension r180. 2200 1/2 tank of gas

Edit!!!!!!! Full tank of gas 2200 pounds

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 10:38 AM

1971 2 door datsun 510. vg-30 powered,280zx brakes,rotors struts coilovers. rears 200sx calipers and rotors. z-tranny stock rearend vw radiator nothing in trunk or extra in interior. 2,280 lbs. :cool:Edit 1/2 tank of gas.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 12:50 PM

I took my 68 2 door over the truck scale and paid 8 bucks to find out it weighted 2160 with almost a full tank and a small parts supply in the trunk :)

Yesterday I spent 9$ to get the Gobstopper 510 weighted, it scaled 2060lbs, which is weird that it weighted less than my other car.... So all I can figure is that the lady that weighted my stocker must have hit the button when I was still in the car. Which would make sense. Subtract 150lbs then it's just a tad less than the turbo car. Which I'm amazed only weighs a hair over 2k!

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L20 EFI turbo'd with truck 5 speed and eclipse intercooler
intank Walbro
15" Panasports
sub in trunk with Punch 100 amp (not hooked up yet
Dynomat on roof with new headliner
all interior except carpet
over half tank of fuel
Subi diff

2060lbs certified truck scale +/-20lbs with printout 9$

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:22 PM


Came across this thread and had the weight scale printout for my 510 lying around, so here it is:

4 dr
Z31 5-speed tranny
280zx brakes/struts with coilovers up front
Subaru 3.70 LSD
no spare tire
roll bar
Integra front seats
Z31 300ZX gas tank (19 gallon)
full tank of gas

EXACTLY 2400 lbs. on the scales

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:44 PM

I might as well jump in too!

Weighed my dime earlier this year.

4 Door
200sx struts and brakes
Maxima / 200sx brakes out back
no back seat or rear door panels
no bumpers or spare
I don't remember how much gas

2060 +/- 20lbs

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:47 PM

'71 510 Wagon, gutted, 8-point rollcage, IRS, L20b, 280z 5 speed, 280/200 rotors, wilwoods, coilovers, r180, f/r sways, 12 gal fuel cell, plastic hood/hatch/fenders/windows, glass windshield, 14x7 panas - 2000# certified (meets min required for class)

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 06:02 PM

Finally weighed the 510 and its pretty heavy compared to what everyone else is claiming. I used a truck scale so not sure how accurate.


2 Door
200zx front brakes (I think)
Bolt-in rollbar and rear seat
100% full tank of gas

2520 lbs

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 06:05 PM

Finally weighed the 510 and its pretty heavy compared to what everyone else is claiming. I used a truck scale so not sure how accurate.


2 Door
200zx front brakes (I think)
Bolt-in rollbar and rear seat
100% full tank of gas

2520 lbs


That VGDE is a HEAVY motor. Like, way bigger than anything anyone else is swapping into dimes regularly. Most likely at least part of the problem you're having. 



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:01 AM

I just posted this in my build thread, but I figured I would put it here as well to add some info to the thread.
280zx struts w/Willwood calipers
4 point roll bar
Stripped interior (fixed bucket drivers seat, no rear seat, no carpet, no passenger seat, no heater)
No bumpers
All steel body panels.
Many other "useless" :hmm: things removed such as high beams, horns, misc brackets, spare tire well, etc.

I finally had a chance to get my car on a set of proper corner scales yesterday.  I'm very pleased with the result.  All it took to get the cross weights to 50/50 was two turns on the front right coilover.  Also pleased at the weight with me out of the car.  It would be cool to loose 50 lbs and get the car under 1900 lbs, but drastic measures might be necessary for that, and I'm not quite sure I'm ready to get that crazy.  Any weight loss measures will be concentrated at the front though, at an attempt to improve the F/R weight distribution.
All weights are with 1/4 tank of gas (~3 gallons, which is what I typically run when autocrossing).
Total weight without me.
36996274272_d60b83cfdf_z.jpgTotal_WO_Driver by Eldukerino, on Flickr
Total with me.
36331283374_09fc05c443_z.jpgTotal by Eldukerino, on Flickr
36996275272_b51c990ae7_z.jpgPercent_Rear by Eldukerino, on Flickr
36331283704_089d289f2f_z.jpgPercent_Front by Eldukerino, on Flickr
Right front/left rear cross weight.
36996275562_d5d796e3b9_z.jpgCross_RF_LR by Eldukerino, on Flickr
Left front/right rear cross weight.
36331284034_68f8c96125_z.jpgCross_LF_RR by Eldukerino, on Flickr
You may notice that there is a small amount of fluctuation in the weights, I just chalk this up to "noise" in the scales and ignore it.


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