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Old 10-18-2004, 09:39 PM
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Hey guys,

A question for those experienced drivers.

Which is better, the Knife method or the Tweak Station method (MIP,Integy,Hudy)?


Just wanted to know if it was worth investing in the MIP tweak station. Or should i just stick to the knife method.

Thanx in advance,

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Old 10-18-2004, 09:53 PM
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Hey guys,

A question for those experienced drivers.

Which is better, the Knife method or the Tweak Station method (MIP,Integy,Hudy)?


Just wanted to know if it was worth investing in the MIP tweak station. Or should i just stick to the knife method.

Thanx in advance,

Nam
Try sticking to a knife method or better yet a Samurai sword as it might come in handy when you can't get rid of the tweak in your FK

I'll go if you go in the nats
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huh?? u talking sh*t again dan....

i'll let you know if im going to the nationals....gotta see when my exams are..
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what is a knife method!?
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the knife method is where you check the tweak of your car by lifting one end of the chassis with a blade........checking to see if both wheels lift off at the same time.
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the knife method (or use a pointed tool) is more than good enough. Just make sure its done on a flat setup board.
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The Xray's have a mark drilled into the chassis for thier special balancing tool, dont they?
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Originally posted by v0rtex
The Xray's have a mark drilled into the chassis for thier special balancing tool, dont they?
yea i used one of my friends the other week and i tell u that these xrays are perfectly ballanced. when i added the servo speedo reciever batteries and transponder all i had to do is put 24g's of the right hand side.

yeah nam the knife method is good. there is also another way which i use to check that my drop is equal but i'm sure it works for tweak aswell. what you do is you grab the top of the shocks where they screw into the up-rights. do this with your index finger and thumb.and press down with your other fingers on the tyres.(As dfc said make sure it is done on the flat set-up board) what your looking for is whether the tyres touch the board at the same time.

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yeah nam the knife method is good. there is also another way which i use to check that my drop is equal but i'm sure it works for tweak aswell. what you do is you grab the top of the shocks where they screw into the up-rights. do this with your index finger and thumb.and press down with your other fingers on the tyres.(As dfc said make sure it is done on the flat set-up board) what your looking for is whether the tyres touch the board at the same time.
that will only indicate whether or not your droop screws are set evenly.........doesnt tell you if your car is tweaked or not
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i think i'll stick to knife method....and ditch the idea of getting a tweak station....

yet to hear the advantages of using one....

i just want an excuse to get some new toys...

thanx for everyones advice..
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Originally posted by murfy
...and i tell u that these xrays are perfectly ballanced.... all i had to do is put 24g's of the right hand side.
this means it isn't perfectly balanced ..
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Originally posted by nam_tc3
i think i'll stick to knife method....and ditch the idea of getting a tweak station....

yet to hear the advantages of using one....

i just want an excuse to get some new toys...

thanx for everyones advice..
go all out and get the new ultimate ULTIMATE hudy station
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Default Re: Knife method or Tweak Station??

Originally posted by nam_tc3
Hey guys,

A question for those experienced drivers.

Which is better, the Knife method or the Tweak Station method (MIP,Integy,Hudy)?


Just wanted to know if it was worth investing in the MIP tweak station. Or should i just stick to the knife method.

Thanx in advance,

Nam
Nam,

I've got a MIP tweak station I want to get rid off. Hardly use it and it's still like new.

$70 and it's yours!

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Asimo,

SMS me the real price .....
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