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Old 01-25-2016, 11:31 AM
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This past season I got to check out a fellow racer's setup station. I had been using droop and camber gauges, but not a setup station. I must say that the setup station was much more accurate and I was easily/quickly able to solve some steering issues pretty quickly using one.

So, I am looking for my own setup station.
It is important that I get one that is built well and is accurate. I am impressed with Hudy's products (own an X1, and some of their tools, etc). ...but before I get a Hudy, I saw a few others that look pretty good, curious what other's thoughts are on these, if they've actually used them?

Arrowmax 1/10th on-road setup station:
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...170040/p441339

GForce 1/10th on-road setup station:
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...fc0109/p440234

Both of these are $40 less than the Hudy one, ...i would like to keep the amount I spend closer to $100, rather than $150. Thoughts on these???
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:47 AM
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..sounds like the Hudy system for $145 doesn't come w/ thumb screws and such which is a bummer. There is another Hudy set that comes w/ everything but its like $300+ (which is way out of my budget).

I also saw a 3Racing version for $60
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3Racing-1-10...3D381464030219

-so confusing!
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:52 AM
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This past season I got to check out a fellow racer's setup station. I had been using droop and camber gauges, but not a setup station. I must say that the setup station was much more accurate and I was easily/quickly able to solve some steering issues pretty quickly using one.

So, I am looking for my own setup station.
It is important that I get one that is built well and is accurate. I am impressed with Hudy's products (own an X1, and some of their tools, etc). ...but before I get a Hudy, I saw a few others that look pretty good, curious what other's thoughts are on these, if they've actually used them?

Arrowmax 1/10th on-road setup station:
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...170040/p441339

GForce 1/10th on-road setup station:
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...fc0109/p440234

Both of these are $40 less than the Hudy one, ...i would like to keep the amount I spend closer to $100, rather than $150. Thoughts on these???

I owned the inteegy,arrowmax tried the skyrc, hudy and a no named one. it was hudy hands down. The others are not as smooth or accurate as the hudy i sold the arrowmax and gave the integy one away and buying the hudy one.
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:58 AM
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A bunch of us locally use the Gforce one. It works just like the Hudy. I actually picked up the Gforce because it was easier to pack around in it's own case. Now my Hudy stays at home and the Gforce travels to the track with me.
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:14 PM
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Thanks guys,

For the Hudy setup station, I see two:

There is one that is about $150, ...and another that is called "the ultimate setup station". It sells for $300.

Your comparing to the $150 one right?

hmm, tough decision! That GForce setup station looks nice for the price and I like the carrying bag it comes w/ too. -As I am always lugging my RC stuff around.
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The $150 one comes with 4 stands and the toe plate, you have to buy the thumbscrews separately. The $300 one comes with ride height gauges, droop gauges etc. The Gforce one is just as durable and as precise as the Hudy. It's just like the $150 Hudy with a carrying case and thumbscrews.
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I got a cheap second hand clean Integy 1/10 setup station for $40.
The way I see it is, yes, Hudy may be the best tools for accuracy, but I think it is all about consitency and you can always measure the toe/ cambers multiple times to make sure it is what you want.
Plus, how many times will you put the car on station?
I value my time at track, and I am not gonna wrenching my setup all day at track.
I can always take my sweet time at home and make sure things are aligned properly.
If I do need to do a quick setup, Integy does the job.

But if money isn't a problem, by all means, go for the most expensive tools(which most of time, is the best tool).
This is a money sinking hobby, I would rather keep the money and spend it on car maintenance.
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Thanks guys,
these are all great points you bring up.

I think I will go w/ the GForce setup station. $100 is really my budget. I didn't want to spend much more. I like that it will be easy to carry/bring w me and like mentioned it should provide more consistency w/ measurements that I am currently getting w/ no setup station.
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I had a universal Integy, mainly made for offroad, did not work well with my 1/10 touring car. I was going to buy the Hudy, but could not find any in stock, so got the copy made by Yeah Racing. Works great.
http://www.rcmart.com/universal-syst...d-p-62025.html
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thanks! ...i have a mixed opinion about Yeah Racing. Some of the stuff i've bought from them has been good, other stuff not so.
But I think I've ruled the Hudy out ...mostly on price.
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I picked up the new Yeah Racing setup station version 2 a few months ago. Very pleased with what I got for the price. The ball bearings allow for super smooth adjustments and the quality of the machined parts and measurements is great. Everything packs away in the carry case and keeps it protected from damage.
I've used a Hudy before (never owned one) and honestly, unless you're really, really serious about your RC racing, it's more of a "I've got this" factor than anything. If you're really serious about RC racing, have several chassis and will use it constantly, Hudy is probably a good investment.
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I did a ton of looking around before getting my 3racing V2 setup station and it works great. I got it on sale for $59 and it easily compares to the $150 units, and much better than the integy one. If you can find the 3racing one on sale, pick it up!
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Used Hudy over 10 years ago. Great product. With today's newer tolerances and simplified (or copied) manufacturing, the new brands are just as good at a fraction of the price. Today, I happily use the 3racing setup station.
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awesome, this validates my purchase of the GForce setup station. $107 shipped.
Can't wait to get it delivered.
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Originally Posted by eR1c View Post
awesome, this validates my purchase of the GForce setup station. $107 shipped.
Can't wait to get it delivered.
I use this one and it works just fine.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...System_V2.html

The V1 model is on sale for $42
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