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Old 02-12-2009, 06:42 AM   #1
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Default Recommended Setup Items for 1/8 scale buggy and truggy

Well, I am starting to get into this more and need advice on the following:

1. Wheel Balancer
2. Setup Station that works with 1/8 buggy and truck
3. Setup board


Also, need advice on a good wheeled hauler since carrying the large duffle bags is putting a hurtin on the back.

If possible please post a link to the site where you can buy.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:07 AM   #2
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- digital callipers to measure droop ride height etc as droop blocks are overprices for being just small piece of aluminum

Venom race bag

same as trinity T8, team magic, proline and who knows who sell this type of bag. venom is the cheapest tho all the bags differ only in color

if you need to fit truggy only Wingtote haulers are big enough or HPI bag.

all u can get at tower
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I use the Dubro Balancer for my assemble'd tires....the Dubro Magnet version for doing rims.....Hudy station for doin base set-up and unfortunately i have yet to invest in a wheeled hauler..there have been a couple good thread on them tho...with Lots of choices.
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There are a couple different set-up stations available but IMO they are overkill.

I use a simple camber gauge and an AE ride height gauge on a flat pit board.

I tried a Hudy set-up station but when I used it the car didnt feel right on the track. The problem IMO you really need to drop the buggy before you check anything and with the set-up board attached you cant. I ended up selling it because it was hurting me more than it was helping.

This is the camber gauge I use it has the gap in the middle to go around the wheel nut for more accurate readings.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/11664

This is the AE ride height gauge.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/13177

For the toe setting you can use the camber gauge holding the car with the front wheels on a flat surface but I just use my eye and get it where it looks right and its never been a problem.
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The Team Magic Hauler is great but I dont think they are sold anymore. Proline is supposed to be coming out with their version sometime this spring.

http://www.prolineracing.com/p-624-p...e-pit-bag.aspx
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Well, I am starting to get into this more and need advice on the following:

1. Wheel Balancer
2. Setup Station that works with 1/8 buggy and truck
3. Setup board


Also, need advice on a good wheeled hauler since carrying the large duffle bags is putting a hurtin on the back.

If possible please post a link to the site where you can buy.
Since you have over 7,000 posts and over 20 deals on this forum, and you're "starting" to get into this more... I'm worried about my own future/cost in R/C at this point.
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Well, I am starting to get into this more and need advice on the following:

1. Wheel Balancer
2. Setup Station that works with 1/8 buggy and truck
3. Setup board


Also, need advice on a good wheeled hauler since carrying the large duffle bags is putting a hurtin on the back.

If possible please post a link to the site where you can buy.

http://www.wing-tote.com/pro_roller_truck_tote2.php
I use this for my Truggy and gear

http://stores.ebay.com/RC-Setup
I bought from here for 2 reasons 1 it is half the price of the Hudy system and 2 they have it. It is really hard to find the Hudy system in stock. I then printed the instructions for the Hudy System http://www.hudy.net/xhudy/products/p...8&kategoria=64 and I just use a flat piece of plywood as a setup board with a pair of digital calipers.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4870

I use this with modeling clay from the lhs for ballast. Do not buy the innovative adapters as they are a pita to get the little rubber o ring on and off of I just ended up using a extra wheel hub.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4354
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