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Old 02-02-2004, 10:29 PM   #16
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Word to the wise.......


I have a friend who ate his dinner on his Hudy board... after he lifted the aluminum tin the pasta dinner was in... there was a giant buble from the heat! lol....


So.... don't eat hot food on a Hudy board.
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Old 02-02-2004, 10:52 PM   #17
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I have a friend who ate his dinner on his Hudy board... after he lifted the aluminum tin the pasta dinner was in... there was a giant buble from the heat! lol....


So.... don't eat hot food on a Hudy board.
Not ever seeing one i'm guessing it's laminated particle board or MDF so yah, it'd definately warp or bubble with heat.

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can someone give me a link to the hudy board?
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can someone give me a link to the hudy board?
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Old 02-07-2004, 07:23 PM   #20
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www.hudy.net
I've changed my mind about recommending the Hudy set up system or any of their products because.............
I have sent 4 emails ( in a span of 2 weeks and the 2 receipt verification), and 2 phone calls (1 last week and 1 yesterday "I'll have someone contact you soon" was the response ).
I want to replace all the hardware on my set-up system and for some reason they do not my business. So I'm going to be looking for a new set-up system that the vendor will support. I like the system but enough is enough....

How is the Integy system?
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Old 02-07-2004, 07:39 PM   #21
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The Integy sestem is awesome and durable. Im not sure of thier customer support tho.
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I've changed my mind about recommending the Hudy set up system or any of their products because.............
I have sent 4 emails ( in a span of 2 weeks and the 2 receipt verification), and 2 phone calls (1 last week and 1 yesterday "I'll have someone contact you soon" was the response ).
I want to replace all the hardware on my set-up system and for some reason they do not my business. So I'm going to be looking for a new set-up system that the vendor will support. I like the system but enough is enough....

How is the Integy system?
I'd keep trying as the products are worth it. However, i'll never do business with Serpent USA again, it's too bad Hudy/Xray is associated with them.
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thats weird. when i got my hudy ultimate setup system one of the pieces came broken and i emailed hudy about my situation. they were very friendly and sent me a replacement immediately and also the instruction manual and catalogs that i requested.

i'd still recommend hudy tools to anyone, as i've seen an integy setup system and was not pleased with the quality compared to my hudy.
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I have had both. I bought one of the first xray's when it came out, it came with the set up station. I let the whole group use it where I race. It got LOTS of use, and seemed hard to read after a "very short" time. I now have the integy. I don't think the fit was as nice, but I sanded the bushings for a tighter fit on the bearings. It is now in my opinion much better than the hudy. Especialy easier to read...

As for the board, I still have both the original large and now a small board that I travel with. They have been around for several years and no complaints on them, at all...

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Old 02-07-2004, 10:35 PM   #25
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to make the hudy gauges easier to read, a good friend of mine used a lipstick to color the degree marks and it is much easier to read after you wipe off the excess lipstick, give it a try
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Actually I did use a black sharpie for the first five degrees + & -. That did help. But it got pretty scratched from all of the use. The only other thing was to repolish the plexi.
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I think the Hudy board is made of Corian, the same stuff you put in your kitchen. If you have ever priced Corian, you know why the Hudy board is expensive.
The Hudy board is made of MDF, not corian.
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I had been using the hudy board and sticker along with all of their setup stuff (plexi, droop, etc.)

I found that with the pillow ball cars, it was nearly impossible to align the chassis in the center of the sticker to get the width proper on both sides. I ended up drilling a couple of holes along the center line of the sticker and corresponding holes on the chassis. I put a pin in the board. This allowed me to align the chassis perfectly every time. I used to think that Hudy was silly for not doing the same. However, I soon realized that the pins were always in when I didn't want them and out when they needed to be in. Plus everytime I bought a new chassis, I had to try to line it up again.

Now I still have that Hudy board but don't use the sticker. I use a ruler to do the width. It is more accurate.

At this point I would recommend a piece of MDF with laminate or Plexi fo rthe setup board and stay away from the Hudy board and sticker.
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Old 02-08-2004, 10:22 AM   #29
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The X-Ray already has centerline balance holes pre-drilled (plus there is a small mark engraved from the factory on the rear end of the chassis to mark the center line and the front of the chassis is pointed). If you're using a car with a woven graphite plate chassis it's very easy to center the chassis on the sticker by getting the outside edges equidistant from the centerline. Tub or other chassis designs may pose a greater problem. Anyway for my situation I personally find using the sticker very easy and accurate; but, whatever works for you.

What I'd really like to do is make an acrylic board with the sticker embedded in the acrylic near the surface.

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i got the Hudy Ultimate setup and have had it for three years now...works great for me...no problems whatsoever
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