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Old 06-16-2010, 08:20 AM   #1
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Default proper way to set camber/toe without setup station

How do you guys set you're camber and toe without a setup station? Please feel free to add your little tricks or whatever you got
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How do you guys set you're camber and toe without a setup station? Please feel free to add your little tricks or whatever you got
Camber is easy. Just get yourself a camber gauge. Setting toe is more difficult. You can use the camber gauge turned on its side to set toe. Just position the front wheels against a flat vertical surface(like a wall or piece of wood) and use the camber gauge horizontally to set the toe off of the flat surface. Personally I just eyeball the toe.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:30 AM   #3
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Yeah, eyeball the toe.
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and can you explain what toe and camber does on the track?
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:36 AM   #5
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This will explain it better than anyone here can, most likely.

Hudy Set-up Book. This is a zip file. It will explain every setup theory imaginable.

http://www.hudy.net/xhudy/showfile.p...252739b1ad8c24
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and can you explain what toe and camber does on the track?
Download the Hudy Setup Guide - do a google search

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Hi.

Here is my way to make those messurements (Make a Google translation):

http://rcfreaks.dk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8435
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:11 PM   #8
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with camber gauge and toe gauge
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Camber: Set the car at ride-height with the tires you intend to race with. Remove said tires/wheels; install naked-wheels w/no tires. Set camber to desired specs. (I do this because the tire sidewalls are always in the way of the camber gauge holding it off from the wheel face).

Toe: Rear is pretty much preset with bars on any car.

Front: Stand the car vertically on it's nose/front bumper. With the radio system on, read the toe as though it was "camber" now. Negative will be toe out; positive will be toe in. A carpenters square or square-cut board will suffice to hold the chassis against to ensure it's perpendicular to the work surface. Or you can just eyeball it by feel, you can feel it balance around vertical fairly well.
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beer can for camber and a long string for toe.
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IPHONE APP!!!
i use at the track when i can be stuff taking out the station

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IPHONE APP!!!
i use at the track when i can be stuff taking out the station

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lol i do the same with but with my DROID
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Camber: Set the car at ride-height with the tires you intend to race with. Remove said tires/wheels; install naked-wheels w/no tires. Set camber to desired specs. (I do this because the tire sidewalls are always in the way of the camber gauge holding it off from the wheel face).

Toe: Rear is pretty much preset with bars on any car.

Front: Stand the car vertically on it's nose/front bumper. With the radio system on, read the toe as though it was "camber" now. Negative will be toe out; positive will be toe in. A carpenters square or square-cut board will suffice to hold the chassis against to ensure it's perpendicular to the work surface. Or you can just eyeball it by feel, you can feel it balance around vertical fairly well.
Great tip! Thanks! Looks like my r/c toolbox is now gonna include a square LOL!

Also, +1 on the phone app, on my HTC it's called the bubble. I've checked it vs a traditional level and it's spot on. Mine tells me the degrees off of level so I can get 2 degrees negative camber using my phone instead of my camber gauge...pretty trick
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Great tip! Thanks! Looks like my r/c toolbox is now gonna include a square LOL!

Also, +1 on the phone app, on my HTC it's called the bubble. I've checked it vs a traditional level and it's spot on. Mine tells me the degrees off of level so I can get 2 degrees negative camber using my phone instead of my camber gauge...pretty trick
Just downloaded the bubble app. Thanks Guys!!!!!!!
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thanks for the app but can someone post pics on how to use it for front toe thanks im a little slow
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