Originally Posted by 37racing
Hello all, I'm new to carpet road racing (raced dirt oval for a few years) so i'm now coming to see that exact car set up is very important. I have purchased and am using an Integy setup station and am getting an Integy setup board to better aid me with the setup station. My question is, what is a tweak board? What does it measure/adjust? Do I need one?
You have a good start with a setup station and board. The board will get you level and the station will let you set all the geometry accurately. I don't recommend the Integy setup board with the built-in tweak station, mainly because it is very difficult to read when trying to set the front of a car that has a bumper, since the bumper hides the level. I have one and have to use a dental mirror and flashlight to read the level from underneath. Just get a plain board and add a tweak station for $30. As a dirt oval guy, you put crossweight/wedge/tweak to work for you to load the right rear, etc. In road racing, you want equal side-to-side wheel weights. The tweak station measures that with good accuracy and is an important setup tool. It's a little hard to explain exazctly how to use it, but once you get the thing in your hands it's pretty easy to figure out. If you go to the Integy or Hudy web sites, you can download the manuals.