Practical Corner Weighting

One of the most overlooked aspects of optimising the balance of your car is corner weighting.

This car setup technique can dramatically improve your lap times and boost the amount of confidence you have behind the wheel on race day.

It should go without saying that many elements make up a well-balanced car. Hardware components such as your dampers, springs and anti-roll bars are all critical, and likewise, your alignment plays an important part.

Corner weighting, balancing, or scaling has been standard practice in any professional race series for years, and is one of the most crucial techniques required to set up a well-balanced car. But until now, enthusiasts at the grassroots level have struggled to learn corner weighting properly. HPA's Corner Weighting course will teach you all you need to know.

In this course, you will learn the key techniques and knowledge you need to balance your car the right way. Whether you are a circuit racer, drifter, rally driver, or oval track racer, it doesn't matter. This course will teach you a 6 step corner weighting process that you can apply to your own car, regardless of the motorsport you're involved in.

*Corner weighting is often referred to as "Corner Balancing" or "Scaling."

What you will learn
  • How to use corner weighting to optimise the balance of your vehicle
  • The essential equipment you'll need for corner weighting
  • How to setup a flat patch to ensure accurate results
  • A 6 step corner weighting process that you can apply to any car or motorsport discipline
  • How to assess your car's performance and know where to improve

Common Questions

Do I get a certificate?

Yes, we provide a digital certificate of completion with every course you complete. This is great for the workshop wall or CV.

What skill level is this course aimed at?

This course starts right at the beginning making it ideal for beginners with no experience what so ever. It also provides great information at a more intermediate level for those who have already had some experience tuning.

Can I watch the course videos whenever suits me?

You can access your course material via our website, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Will this technique work with my car?

Yes, this course covers all types of common suspension designs. It's applicable to all makes and models of cars.

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Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 01.59
  • How To Use This Course 01.32
  • Disclaimer 01.32
  • A Quick Clarification 00.52
  • Camber 04.44
  • Corner Load 02.09
  • Roll Centre 02.43
  • Centre of Gravity 03.55
  • Rake 03.00
  • 50/50 Weight Split 04.13
  • Left Weight Percentage and Rear Weight Percentage 05.38
  • Left Weight Percentage Practical 03.05
  • Cross Weight Percentage 04.09
  • Cross Weight Percentage Practical 02.46
  • Car Balance and Predictability - Performance 05.44
  • Adjusting Ride Height 03.49
  • Engine Position and Driven Wheels 04.30
  • Wet vs Dry Conditions 03.39
  • Corner Weight Scales 03.06
  • Ramps 03.02
  • Adjustable Levelling Pads 02.23
  • Ballast 02.44
  • Slip Plates 02.33
  • Setup Hubs and Wheels 02.53
  • Measuring and Adjusting Ride Height 03.11
  • Setting up a Flat Patch 06.52
  • Configuring and Setting up Scales 06.55
  • Knowing Whats Wrong on Track 10.22
  • Measuring and Adjusting Ride Height 12.07
  • Understeer 04.39
  • Oversteer 02.50
  • Driver Induced Handling Issues 02.21
  • 1. Equipment Setup 02.46
  • 2. Preparing the Car 02.07
  • 3. Initial Corner Weight Measurement 01.33
  • 4. Making Ballast Adjustments 02.30
  • 5. Making Ride Height Adjustments 05.57
  • 6. Testing Your Results 02.47
  • Conclusion 01.33
  • Introduction 01.14
  • 1. Equipment Setup 02.54
  • 2. Prepping the Car 02.49
  • 3. Initial Corner Weight Measurement 01.49
  • 4. Making Ballast Changes 01.00
  • 5. Making Ride Height Changes 05.04
  • 6. Testing Your Results 05.31
  • Request Certification 00.07

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