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Old 08-16-2004, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default [help] want to buy tweaking tool set

hi guys. thanks in advance to help me out.
i have about a budget of $250 to $300 to spend.
what tools should i buy for 1/10 touring car?

want to go serious into racing. so might as well spend them all
at once and eat cup noodle for couple month

Accuracy > Easy to use > Price > Quality

setup board --> do i really need one
tweak station --> mip tweak station any good? or other kind?
Gauges --> want to buy a set so i don't have to worry about it latter. but what kind?
setup wheels --> people tell me to get one but can i just use regular tires?
Alignment station --> any recommandation?
and did i miss anything?

or i should just buy a Hudy Hudy Ultimate Set-up System
or any other kind of setup system?

thanks for the help! guys!
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Old 08-17-2004, 01:16 AM   #2
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Just buy the NEW and improved Hudy setup system. It comes with all that and a trick aluminum case for about $250.

http://www.hudy.net/xhudy/products/p...2&kategoria=64
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Just buy the NEW and improved Hudy setup system. It comes with all that and a trick aluminum case for about $250.

http://www.hudy.net/xhudy/products/p...2&kategoria=64
I have just put in an order for that setup system ... does anyone know if it has been released yet ... or is there going to be a long wait before it hits the shops...!
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forgo the gauges and the set-up wheels and definitely get the Hudy station, I got one and I wouldn'ty trade it for anything,
as for hand tools, Hudy makes some awesome ones also. I personally own losi, and Integy drivers. The losi are incredible the Integy are cheaper but still pretty nice.
Hope this helps.
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thanks for the help guys..
but i have read it some where that people were
complaing about how the hudy system is not
accurate after couple uses?? (correct me if i'm wrong)

yeah.. hudy setup is a nice one. but any other
setup system would you people recommand?

thanks for the help and keep it coming...

i'll compile a review once i get the system or tool for
noobs like myself that went to go into racing!

sincerely~
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Old 08-17-2004, 10:35 AM   #6
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aoizip:

There is another thread regarding the Hudy. Just like every other piece of equipment in this hobby, you will get an opinion. Some people need to justify thier purchase, others are p.o'd from prior bad experience, others trying to bash, and then those that are legit. You will have to weed through and see what makes sense to you.

Here is my opinion:

There is nothing wrong with the Hudy. Like many high-end pieces of equipment, there is a lot of information and you need to know what to do with all that info. The other question is, are you a weekend racer at a single local club, or do you plan on being competative at the regional level or national level and invest time in traveling to different cities and events?

If you are a weekend racer or just starting out, there are less expensive alternatives to the Hudy.

For instance, for a setup board you can get some clear acrylic plastic at most glass repair stores or some MDO or MSO plywood at home Depot. If you shop around you get that all for less than $20. Then purchase the hudy sticker for $14.

For a tweak station, I believe MIP still has one as well as Integy. Integy also has a less expensive camber/toe-in gauge. You can also get one from RPM. Just because its plastic does not mean it does not work.

For measuring droop, Yokomo has a combo droop/ride heigh gauge that you can find for $14 or less online or even at local hobby shops.

You will also need a Digital Caliper that does inches and centimeters. You can find this all over the net or even eBay for less than $20.

To find the balance of the car, two golf tees will work fine however if you look around in some flea markets you be able to find some small digital scales for under $15 and place one under each wheel.

Do you need all these things all at once? No. If you start with a toe-in and camber gauge from RPM or integy, that should be plenty. As your skill progresses and you become more competitive, then you can consider purchasing all these items as you see fit to needing them.
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thanks for the help guys..
but i have read it some where that people were
complaing about how the hudy system is not
accurate after couple uses?? (correct me if i'm wrong)
It's BS, it's just a rumor. Mine works perfectly fine.

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yeah.. hudy setup is a nice one. but any other
setup system would you people recommand?
Stick with the best.
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I prefer Hudy tools and equipment and it is just that, preference. Preference based on quality, and re-sale value as well. However, they are expensive and not all shops can or don't stock them.

The only item I have opted for a different brand is the set-up station; Integy. Only because it was easier to read the engraved, printed markings against a solid color versus the transparent plexiglass Hudy opts to use. I also felt a bit more comfortable using the aluminum, since I don't get the "feeling" to be more cautious with the plexiglass, especially with a soldering iron near.

I started buying what I could afford, and some of it worked and worked well. But as I stay in the hobby, I have started to replace & acquire more equipment with the logic of "buy it once".

Good luck!
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I started buying what I could afford, and some of it worked and worked well. But as I stay in the hobby, I have started to replace & acquire more equipment with the logic of "buy it once".

Good luck!
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