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F/R weight ratio for a +2

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:04 am
by mn1
Anyone know what it is?
The Elan's are close enough to 50/50 depending on fuel and occupants but +2 spec. has been elusive so far.
Tks

Re: F/R weight ratio for a +2

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:21 am
by jono
The answer is here but it will cost you ?16 :D

http://www.wilko.com/bathroom-scales/sc ... m%20scales

Re: F/R weight ratio for a +2

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:08 am
by john.p.clegg
But

"0) Out of stock"

John :wink:

Re: F/R weight ratio for a +2

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:18 am
by rgh0
and you would need 32 pounds as 2 for each wheel with each reading a max of 130 kg :lol:

Re: F/R weight ratio for a +2

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:39 am
by jono
...good point, I meant to link to the US version :lol:

Re: F/R weight ratio for a +2

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:06 pm
by tcsoar
...or use the James Bond method :D

james weight distribution.png
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Chris.

Re: F/R weight ratio for a +2

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:54 pm
by Bud English
jono wrote:...good point, I meant to link to the US version :lol:


I wanted to take umbrage with that remark but sadly you're right. :oops: Nationally, of course and not personally. I'm fortunately the elan version of the average US citizen although, even at 151lbs, my F/R ratio has shifted slightly over the years. :D

Re: F/R weight ratio for a +2

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:05 pm
by andyelan
Hi There

When I had my Plus 2S130/5 on the scale I got weights of 405Kg front and 410Kg rear so that's a distribution of 49.7/50.3. That's with all fluids plus 1 gallon of petrol but no driver.

Hope that helps
Andy

Re: F/R weight ratio for a +2

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:14 am
by mn1
Tks Andy,

Close enough......

....and to all you comedians............

Mike

Re: F/R weight ratio for a +2

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:02 am
by bengalcharlie
yes and that is just one of the reasons why the elan is such an awesome car!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D
I am a lotus owner since 1990 and everytime I have a spirited drive in it confirms why I love this car so much.
no big SUV's for me thanks but no thanks.
cheers robin

owner of a plus two, a very under rated car but I do not care, it is quite nice to fly under the radar of all the classic car hype nowadays

Re: F/R weight ratio for a +2

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:51 am
by john.p.clegg
Ditto

John :wink: