Looking for recommendation on if I should purchase my own digital scales
I already had installed the Sector 111 RTD2Brace and just installed Nitron Doubles, V2 Arms, have V2 Shim kit, and the V2 Linx. (Love the quality of V2 parts
) My Lotus is still up on stands and my plan was to do my own alignment. (I have my own Longacre turn plates, toe in kit and Longacre Digital caster/camber gauge with quickset kit) I was then planning to take and have corner balance alignment done by a professional then myself
I am now debating buying my own scales and doing all myself and learn in the process. I found some used Longacre scales for sale for around $800 that I could buy(Retail over $1,100, told only used once
). But the budget is really at the limit with my new parts
I do plan on taking my Lotus to at most 5-8 open track days a year. I also am having a hard time scheduling my car at shop should I go the professional balancing route, but that's a result of my lack of weekday availablity
Should I buy my own scales or is balancing a car more of a onetime deal with the novice amount of track events I will be in?
I do like having my own tools but even at around $800 I would like to know I would use the tool more than once. But with this my first time doing the work I would hate to buy the scales and then end up taking to a shop to check my work.......