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Old 04-16-2008, 12:14 PM   #1
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I wanted to get a list of set up tools I need for my chassis.

Currently I have the Integy alignment tool set and droop/Ride Height gauge along with a set of balance buttons. I am not sure if I need something else or if these would be sufficient.

I was thinking about getting the Hudy set up system. Will this come with everything I need or will I need to purchase equipment to go with this? People at my local track are not very knowledgeable in set up equipment but I think I can find some help in learning to use the equipment from another track that is alot further away. The problem is I can only get to the track once a month or so.

Basically I am asking for a check list of what I need to get serious about my TC set up. Recommendation of brands and specific tools are very welcome as well.

Thank you for your help.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:34 PM   #2
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A flat board is good to have.
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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A flat board is good to have.

I am currently using a cabinet door I had left over from a remodeling project. It is as flat as can be so I think I will be good on that end. Thanks.
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Then you are pretty much set.(up)
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Tweak station
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All you really need is a flat board, ride height gage, tweak station, and camber gage. The rest is all to make life easier. The huge set-up stations are nice to get toe set-up or to try to trouble-shoot bent parts. However, the rest can usually be done with the simple tools mentioned earlier. I have the Integy station, and have also used the Hudy in the past. After initial set-up, they collect dust.

If you really need a droop set-up, then I guess you should invest in that. Most of the set-up sheets now are listing droop over ride height, so all you'd need in that case is just the ride height gage.
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Did a re-model on the kitchen a few years ago. Where do you thing the slab granite cut out for the sink went?
Talk about a flat surface, easy to keep clean too.
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Did a re-model on the kitchen a few years ago. Where do you thing the slab granite cut out for the sink went?
Talk about a flat surface, easy to keep clean too.
I bet that added a few pounds to your pit box.
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Several of us have a 1/2" thick piece of glass we haul around at my local track... It works awosme to say the least
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something not yet listed but is handy for everything including checking droop equal shock length etc is callipers, often underated they are really handy
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