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#1 trackcar OFFLINE  

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Posted August 02, 2013 - 10:30 PM

I've seen how some have fashioned "homemade wheelweights" out of various things. Today I passed a sign along the road that said "Free Metal" and it turned out to be 4 rusty (but not corroded) brake rotors. I passed on it as I was in a hurry to return a loaner car to the inspection garage and did not want to hog it up.  I thought about it after departing and came up with a possible wheel weight solution.  I have a Sears 18HP GT Twin and could use wheelweights. Of course, when I came back for them they were gone. I snooze.....I lose. Is it possible to use rotors or drums in some fashion?  I know they aren't always the heaviest thing to use.

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Posted August 02, 2013 - 10:35 PM

I have a set of front rotors as weights, they are 15# each.
Some guys have filled drums with (cement/lead/etc)
Anything you can to enhance the gravity...
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Posted August 02, 2013 - 11:36 PM

I'm with MH81 (Alan). I made a set last year and they are working great. I put 2 together for each rear wheel, At some point I will probably fill the center with lead for more weight. They're about 32Lbs per set right now. Also mine are off the front of a 98 AWD Explorer and they fit the 12" GT rims great.

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 05:19 AM

I used a set of rotors, melted some lead to mount on them. Ended up with 75# weights.


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 05:26 AM

I use weight lifting plates and have brackets mounted to the wheels so they will slide on and off for easy wheel maintenance. 

Heres a link to a description and pictures of the brackets. http://gardentractor...eight brackets



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