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Old 01-26-2010, 02:38 PM   #16
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For a serious racer its something that you would eventually end up buying so why not buy it now and drive better and have more fun and less frustration rather than buy it later. Its not like they will release a 2.0 and then this one would be like half off. It has stayed the same price for years.
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I hated setting up and tearing down my setup station all the time...so I did this:
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:17 PM   #18
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I hated setting up and tearing down my setup station all the time...so I did this:
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Now thats a great idea scoobie....
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:02 PM   #19
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I cant afford to loose a whole drawer in my box.I'll look at the Hudy bag,I saw an ad in old rc mag from a few months ago last night & their way cool & look like it will hold more than I got in a small package incl my quick camber & ride height guage. I have learned there is a price for convienence.
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I just got the carrying case for mine. It's nice and well made just like all hudy products, but way overpriced if you ask me. The truggy top plate barely fits and it's pretty thick with the 40mm support blocks in it.
I can't believe how far off my measurements were before I got the setup station. I was seriously shocked when I put my truggy in it the first time and I couldn't figure out how it even drove straight.
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I was looking at getting this. Is it easy to setup and use. Just want to get some info before I decide to get it. thx guys.
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I can't believe how far off my measurements were before I got the setup station. I was seriously shocked when I put my truggy in it the first time and I couldn't figure out how it even drove straight.
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It was ridiculous how far off my cars were when I put them on the Hudy. I won't say it made me drive faster or better. I do know that my Trug and Bug are setup correctly now. Which saves lots of time at a race (time is extremely valuable at a race). I set mine up before the race and never touch it again. It gave me more confidence in my cars knowing that they were set up correctly. The only thing I needed to do was concentrate on driving.
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:22 AM   #23
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Setup stations are good but over rated especially in offroad racing, and especially if you own a sloppy car but lets not go there. Nothing beats the station for toe but a good camber gauge and a flat board is as good as any setup station.

And dont start about buckled wheels/tires, just ensure you use a straight set and you are good to go.

To sum up, and yes I have a Hudy setup station, they are good but not necessary.
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It was ridiculous how far off my cars were when I put them on the Hudy. I won't say it made me drive faster or better. I do know that my Trug and Bug are setup correctly now. Which saves lots of time at a race (time is extremely valuable at a race). I set mine up before the race and never touch it again. It gave me more confidence in my cars knowing that they were set up correctly. The only thing I needed to do was concentrate on driving.
Same here, I didn't see where it made me any faster. But it did give me confidence in my setup and peace of mind. Racing is more mental than it is physical, confidence and lack of stress go a LONG ways when it comes to results.
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A lot of stuff is pretty self explanatory but I think someone should post a "how to setup your buggy (in the right order) using HUDY" video on youtube
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A lot of stuff is pretty self explanatory but I think someone should post a "how to setup your buggy (in the right order) using HUDY" video on youtube
Or just download the Hudy setup guide as it explains adjustments in much better detail than anyone could on a youtube video.
I personally have it in a PDF format and saved on my iPhone so I can access it whenever I need it.
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Although I have a setup station, I dont use it much.

I use it for setting up front toe after building/rebuilding my cars, but during races I use just camber and ride height gauges.

With all the play in offroad vehicles using setup station is almost useless. It is much better to measure camber with wheels on the car.
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Or just download the Hudy setup guide as it explains adjustments in much better detail than anyone could on a youtube video.
I personally have it in a PDF format and saved on my iPhone so I can access it whenever I need it.
I do it but... if a picture is worth a thousand words then a video running at 24fps is worth 24,000 words/second. So in an hour long video you are looking at 1,440,000 thats 1.44 million words
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:35 PM   #29
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Guys when you use the rpm guage to set camber do you put the car on the droop blocks? Or is better to have it at its right height?

Also i do own an mracing station which i left it in cyprus now and i am i london but i want to set my front toes..Is there any accurate way i can do it without the station?

They are very expensive..
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Tires on, car fully on wheels at ride height.
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