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Old 05-08-2008, 08:40 AM   #1
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Without going out an buying the Hudy chassis setup jig (at $100 bucks I just don't see it hitting my kit). How are you guys checking toe & camber? Do you just eye ball it and giver a few test runs? Any neat homemade setup tools or simple inexpensive devices out there?
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http://www.offroad-cult.org/Board/fa...rme-t7561.html

it's in german but the picture says it all..... (it`s titled "setup for the poor")
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEV13&P=7

this is probably what your looking for thier awesome
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this is probably what your looking for thier awesome
If you use this make sure you are at you static ride height as camber changes throughout suspension travel. Also, to be even close to accurate you need to do it with just wheels mounted up. No tires on them.
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Hey those are some good ones, I don't think I need to be able to tell someone that I have -2 camber and +1 toe just need to able to tell that each wheel matches the opposite side. I think the protractor thingy is interesting and cheap. Any other ideas?
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http://www.offroad-cult.org/Board/fa...rme-t7561.html

it's in german but the picture says it all..... (it`s titled "setup for the poor")

That is actually a really good idea. I suppose you would have to be very accurate on where you drilled the holes in the protracter to make sure they are perfectly even, but it looks like it would work really well.

Honestly the hudy setup is awesome and worth the money if you can afford it. I know I have had people offer to rent mine to set up theirs, which I just loan it for free, however it is a way you could recoup some of your funds. Just a thought.
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