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Old 03-31-2003, 09:32 AM   #1
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Are there any detailed instructions for using setup boards and gauges?
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are setup boards that important? LOL...a tissue box seems to work well w/ me well im thinking if i should get a setup board or not? any ideas?
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Heck yes!

If your bashing in the street, there is absolutely NO reason to buy a set-up.
For RACING, a Rookie/Novice Driver will probably not notice any difference, but in the more experienced classes of racing, you are better off with a set of Set-up Gauges and a nice flat Board for checking, correcting your suspension. Once you learn to stay off the boards, set-up can really make your car easier to drive faster.

I should add that I rarely use the set-up gauges on my electric car as most of the adjustments are done with blocks and hubs. On my Nitro car, I have pillow ball suspension and everything can be adjusted with a couple of wrenches, so the Set-up becomes a very useful tool, even at the track. I use a piece of Tempered glass for by Set-up Board.

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so are there any good step by step instructions to using them?
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Old 03-31-2003, 10:40 AM   #5
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omalley;

I hate to do this to you but, do a forum search using the words "set up" and see what you get. There was a VERY detailed discussion just a while ago, but I can't remeber what thread it was in.
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still looking for that thread
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Old 03-31-2003, 06:23 PM   #7
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A setup board/system is an investment, similar to a good charger for your expensive batteries.
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Old 03-31-2003, 07:01 PM   #8
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Example: 1 degree toe-out and 1 degree toe-in at the front, well, by numbers it doesnt seem like a big difference. But for many people, it's the difference between they can control the car or not. With a set-up system, you can check this in a few moments. It can also be done with the eye-ball method, but it's way easier and much more precise with the set-up system.
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Its nice to be able to use a set-up system track down problems as well. Before I got one I just blamed my set-up for my poor driving, now its obvious.......its just my driving and not the car
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I don't think that they include a set up guide with the station. I got mine a while ago but the one's at the shop don't seem to have any guides with them. They are very easy to use though once you get the hang of them.
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do you need a full setup station? depends if you race or bash and size of your wallet, and type of car you own. any car that has pivot ball suspension i would highly recommend a setup station regardless of bashing or racing. the car handles very poorly by eyeball method. if the car has traditional hub suspension, you can get away with buying just a cheap camber gauge.

the hudy system is by far IMO the best out there as far as quality, precision, and accuracy. it includes a good reference guide for setting up cars with their setup system. i bought mine from overseas and one of the pieces were damaged. they were nice enough to send me a replacement immediately. so needless to say i was very impressed with the customer service.
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you can buy two Integy stations for the price of a hudy.
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I race both electric and nitro but i use my set station and board very often on the eletric car it makes a big differnce. Before i got the set up station and board i always wondered if it was worth it all... when i got it all it made a big difference with my driving. so i will say its a good investment.
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If you get the Integy with the case, Part #C22305, there should be an illustrated instruction sheet that shows you how to assemble the pieces and how to measure the angles.

This set comes with standard wheel nuts for cars like the TC3/XXX-S. If you want the 4mm metric one the Part # is C22305M.

BTW is it useful? YES.
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I think Hudy has a guide, at least for the X-Ray, which can be downloaded.
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