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Old 12-07-2009, 11:19 AM   #1
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I am starting to get back into this with VTA, and I am curious what are some of the tools I should look into picking up?

I got a droop gauge and Ride height gauge, I am thinking of the following items:

- Setup board
- Setup station
- Tweak station

Anyone got recommendations on these? Also, if there are some that are also good for other classes (like 1/10 offroad) please recommend too.

Thanks!
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I am starting to get back into this with VTA, and I am curious what are some of the tools I should look into picking up?

I got a droop gauge and Ride height gauge, I am thinking of the following items:

- Setup board
- Setup station
- Tweak station

Anyone got recommendations on these? Also, if there are some that are also good for other classes (like 1/10 offroad) please recommend too.

Thanks!

you will need all of the avobe, for which brand...get the originals dont surpport any copycats.

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Old 12-07-2009, 11:49 AM   #3
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Why should there be monopolies in the setup board community? I have the integy pro and it works just fine, for a fraction of the Hudy price.
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Get a nice set of hex drivers and nut drivers as well as some nice turnbuckle wrenches. A camber gauge is also very helpful. The setup station will do camber but a hand held guage is much easier and quicker to use at the track.
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Thanks for the info.

I went ahead and picked up a MIP Tweak station.

I also have the following already from what I use in offroad:

- Mugen Style Camber Gauge
- RPM Toe In Gauge
- Team Magic Droop and Ride Height Gauge with Blocks

So who has a setup board that is reasonably priced, maybe even one that would work all the way up to 1/8 scale?
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Why should there be monopolies in the setup board community? I have the integy pro and it works just fine, for a fraction of the Hudy price.
yes you may save $$ but if so convinience just copy someones Idea (stealing IMO) and make quick bucks keep continueing who want to sepnd there effort to create new things?? the Hudy was originator of set up board and they do alot for this hobby to grow, they should get paid for what they doing.

for Integy....I dont remeber they sponsor any drivers or events. most of their stff is OEM or copy.
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Thanks for the info.

I went ahead and picked up a MIP Tweak station.

I also have the following already from what I use in offroad:

- Mugen Style Camber Gauge
- RPM Toe In Gauge
- Team Magic Droop and Ride Height Gauge with Blocks

So who has a setup board that is reasonably priced, maybe even one that would work all the way up to 1/8 scale?
simple camber gauge is good to have around but RPM toe in gauge is not precision enough for Sedan racing.

not many ppl measure droop with blocks nomore. just do droop over riding height by measure Riding height, list a shocktower with tires holding on the borad then measure again, deduct first measure from second measure you get your droop. once you get used to it you can do it very quick.

I dont know if any one makes setup station to cover all scales...
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yes you may save $$ but if so convinience just copy someones Idea (stealing IMO) and make quick bucks keep continueing who want to sepnd there effort to create new things?? the Hudy was originator of set up board and they do alot for this hobby to grow, they should get paid for what they doing.

for Integy....I dont remeber they sponsor any drivers or events. most of their stff is OEM or copy.


If you use that logic then we should only be driving one car, one radio, one esc?


Anyways, Integy makes a good setup board/station combo for a decent price.
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Anyone got a link to the cheapest place they have found the board and setup station combo?
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yeh as much as Integy has some nice stuff, I've spent the extra on Hudy. The ends are made out of spring steel and never round off, and rarely if ever break. Honestly look at your car, you'll probable only need 3-4 drivers, and 4 Hudy drivers will cost you around $30 give er take for the Pro-fi tools, by far your best bet. IMO
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If you use that logic then we should only be driving one car, one radio, one esc?


Anyways, Integy makes a good setup board/station combo for a decent price.

I don't know which part of my repy said that, what I 'm saying is drive a genuine tamiya 416 not an exact copy that some chinese company made for 1/2 price same for a Xray copy car, to me that s what Integy and most other aftermarket company did on setup board, took an short cut for quick $$.

thats not lets drive 1 car 1 ESC or 1TX.

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I am selling this tool set for $120 shipped in the US.

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