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Old 04-27-2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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I'm a 1:10 touring car newbie and was looking for setup tool suggestions. I'm familiar with the Hudy and Integy products, but I'm looking for something a little cheaper. An old product out of production that I can find used would be fine too.

In particular, I'd like something that would allow me to accurately/consistently set alignment/camber/toe on both sides, and I think that's pretty much it. Don't really care about tweak, a pretty case, or a flat surface. I saw some interesting bubble-based angle measurement devices at home depot, but those aren't likely to be good for half/degree precision.
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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Going inexpensive you can get an angle gauge (protractor) to measure camber. Toe in/out can be measured using the edge of a work bench by hanging the front wheels off the edge and comparing left and right wheel to edge angles.

Laugh all you want. This will get a car very close. I can set a car up this way and not need to adjust the steering trim once on the track.
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I'm a 1:10 touring car newbie and was looking for setup tool suggestions. I'm familiar with the Hudy and Integy products, but I'm looking for something a little cheaper. An old product out of production that I can find used would be fine too.

In particular, I'd like something that would allow me to accurately/consistently set alignment/camber/toe on both sides, and I think that's pretty much it. Don't really care about tweak, a pretty case, or a flat surface. I saw some interesting bubble-based angle measurement devices at home depot, but those aren't likely to be good for half/degree precision.
RPM makes camber and toe gauges that are fairly inexpensive.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:42 AM   #4
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your like every one of us that don't have disposabal incomes. at first I coulden't see spending the $$ to get a full set up kit but as said before RPM makes some cheap stuff but look on this site in Rc Items forsale and you will see Integy/Hudy set up kits for cheap. Now I don't go to the track without it.
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I have this tool for my pan car http://www.unitytool.com/tweakboard/index.html and wondering if I pick up a tc5r if I will be able to setup until more money becomes available to buy a hudy setup kit.

Here are some better pictures http://www.kimihiko-yano.net/Product...?gno=Unity-001
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:56 AM   #6
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Well looks like I can get away with the tweak station if Hudy's tweak station is able to work with touring than mine is no different.

Found this tonight and is why I know I can use my tool.

http://forums.radiocontrolzone.com/s...d.php?t=255000
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http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...up-boards.html

Ive a cheapy camber gauge: unusable due to poor design.
Use a metal Try_square for camber ( a bit of math to work out the angle
from dist from to of wheel to Try_square)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Try_square
Or maybee make some preset Camber gauges out of cardboard.


have a laugh while your'e here, extreme camber.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mi...berCar1960.jpg
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