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Old 07-05-2009, 08:14 PM   #1
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I am looking into the Hudy 1/8 Scale setup station and was just wondering what you guys think about them? are they worth the money?
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if you are 1/2 way serous about it then yes it will take all
the guess work out of your set up it's a good tool to have
use mine all the time easy to use and it's a HUDY
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:25 PM   #3
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Some say yes, some will say No. I like to know for sure that my setup is exactly what i need it to be so I say Yes!! Great tool to have.
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I have one. If you are serious about racing, it is absolutely worth it. I setup my buggy and truggy with it and it is spot on every time. It also comes with the ultimate setup guide that teaches a person everything they ever wanted to know about the subject. You will need to buy a seperate toe-in plate for a truggy though. The only draw back is the price, very expensive. Hope this helps.
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The first time I strapped my truggy into a hudy station, I saw that the camber was off between 1-3 degrees from where I had set it with a regular camber gauge, I think it is worth it for sure. Also, in their manual, they call for you to buy their 24-25mm block and tell you to push your chassis flush to them when you set your camber, I think that is total BS, if you do that then you are setting you camber to where it will be at 24mm, not where it is at ride height. Other than that I like it a lot. Also, very nice to know what my toe out on the front end actually is, rather than having to eyeball it like I did for years.
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I had one for the last 3 years. Great tool. I had to sell it to raise funds so I could keep racing this year. I'm just using RPM setup tools now, which get the job done. The least you can do it to get a setup board (not necessarily the HUDY one, but something flat and durable at least). If you can afford the Hudy setup station go for it as they are really nice and they last forever.
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Now I wonder why the top US pros just eyeball toe and use a cheap camber and ride height guage? Any ideas? Certantly money isnt an issue there.
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that's why they are pros and we are not so all us mortals need all the help we can get
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I am looking into the Hudy 1/8 Scale setup station and was just wondering what you guys think about them? are they worth the money?
You can check mine out the next time we are at the track together. I will be at The Pit Saturday for the endurance race, then back out there for round 2 of the point series. If you would like to see it before you buy it. Marcus will introduce you to me
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You can check mine out the next time we are at the track together. I will be at The Pit Saturday for the endurance race, then back out there for round 2 of the point series. If you would like to see it before you buy it. Marcus will introduce you to me
Are you going to be around ET anytime soon? The Pit is a long haul for me.. I am right down the street from ET.. But I might just man up and come out there this weekend. I will let ya know. Thanks Jaz

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I live in Gilbert, you can come see me anytime you want. I PM'd you my phone number
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I like my setup station. Its easy and takes all the guesswork out of the setup. You get it right the first time every time.
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I got one about 3 months ago, and yes it is worth it!
Since I'm not a pro, this really helps me to get my car set up perfectly.
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I have a Hudy set up station and think that it is a great tool yet it is a little costly at first when have to buy everything you need. The board, the board sticker (not needed but useful) the truggy top plate (if you are going to do truggies) the blocks (I had a set made to fit my buggy and truggy ride height) but I believe that they pay for there self over the long run. I also bought the Integy set up station to compare the two and I think that the Hudy is built better and will last longer but for the price of the Integy unit you can't go wrong.
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In racing, some sort of setup station is a must. Whether it's integy or Hudy. They help get your vehicle 100% and a repeatable feel for different track situations, if you keep track of your setups.

Hudy product are top notch and you can not go wrong. The only part of the whole station that I would not buy is the board. Go to the hardware store and buy a 3/4" sheet of malmaine.
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