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Old 01-28-2016, 01:12 PM
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I got my GForce setup station in the mail yesterday. Unfortunately I got home from work too late to even open it, I only took it out of the cardboard box that it was shipped in. I like the look of the case it comes in, and its really slim so it should be really easy to pack when I go out to the track.

I am off tomorrow and plan to spend some quality time using it and tweaking all of my cars for this coming race season.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:07 AM
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I wanted to give a quick review of the GForce setup station now that I've been able to use it for the past week and have properly setup all of my cars (about 6 total).

Not having anything to compare it to, I would say that the GForce setup station works great. It comes w/ all of the hardware including wheel nuts needed to properly setup any 1/10th RC car. It all comes in a nicely made slim carrying case w/ pockets for each part.

The setup station itself is made of really nice aluminum parts, measurement etchings are clearly engraved and are in high contrast to be easily read. The markings seem very accurate to me. Frame includes ball-bearing hinges for effortless glide and movement. The steering piece is made of thick 1/4" clear acrylic, it too is clearly engraved with markings for precise steering/toe-in settings.

Overall I am more than pleased with this purchase. It seems to be nicely made and high quality. It made setting up my car easy and very obvious.

I do not have other setup stations to compare this one too, but I am more than happy w/ this setup station. Thank you to everyone for your recommendations and in helping w/ this purchase.
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:42 PM
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You want the speed mind setup station
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I have owned Hudy's full set-up system and now the G-Force. The GF is just as nice just doesn't come with the droop gauge, droop blocks, and ride height gauge, or tweak station. The aluminum case was a bonus. G-Force's padded velcro case is nice too.

I think I paid $329 back in 2006 for the Hudy. $120 for the G-Force with a ride height/droop gauge purchased along side.
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:25 AM
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Why do you need two setup stations?
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:49 PM
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Seems that the skyrc/gforce unit is way off for caster angle and I did check both the skyrc and the gforce vs the hudy
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Originally Posted by Warren Weaver View Post
Seems that the skyrc/gforce unit is way off for caster angle and I did check both the skyrc and the gforce vs the hudy
Not necessarily as it depends on where the point of measurement is made from and how.
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A digital gauge gives me 4 degrees of caster and reads the 2 line on the hudy which is 4 degrees,the sky ends up around 3.5 on the lines so if I was to say to go to 6 degrees of caster it would show past the 10 degree mark on the sky,how do you figure it depends on where the point of measurement is that's way off from my measurements
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Originally Posted by Warren Weaver View Post
A digital gauge gives me 4 degrees of caster and reads the 2 line on the hudy which is 4 degrees,the sky ends up around 3.5 on the lines so if I was to say to go to 6 degrees of caster it would show past the 10 degree mark on the sky,how do you figure it depends on where the point of measurement is that's way off from my measurements

Ah ok then if your your putting the car on the setup systems and your getting different reading then well I would say the skyrc is wrong too then because your digital gauge give the same reading as the hudy. If your going just buy looking at the position of the markings on the gauges without putting the car on the setup then it may look to be different depending on how made.
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is there a better setup board than the hudy one? Mine for some odd reason looks like it has water damage with some of the edges ballooning, even though its sat in my dry closet for quite some time.

I can't seem to find the old Tamiya aluminum ones available. not sure if someone else makes a good aluminum or acrylic one that is dead flat.
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Question about Hudy Universal Exclusive Set-Up System #109305, does it come with wheel nuts? Or do you use the regular wheel nuts?
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by RoyB View Post
Question about Hudy Universal Exclusive Set-Up System #109305, does it come with wheel nuts? Or do you use the regular wheel nuts?
Hudy sells thumbscrew style wheel nuts separately. None are normally included with this setup station.

Part number is #109360 - Alu Nut for 1/10 Touring Set-up System (4).

Alternatively, you can just use the standard 4mm wheel nuts on the car, provided that they aren't serrated. Unless you're okay with marring the aluminum stands.
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Originally Posted by byteme909 View Post
is there a better setup board than the hudy one? Mine for some odd reason looks like it has water damage with some of the edges ballooning, even though its sat in my dry closet for quite some time.

I can't seem to find the old Tamiya aluminum ones available. not sure if someone else makes a good aluminum or acrylic one that is dead flat.
http://genesisrcraceway.com/pitboards.html
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Originally Posted by B. Santos View Post
Hudy sells thumbscrew style wheel nuts separately. None are normally included with this setup station.

Part number is #109360 - Alu Nut for 1/10 Touring Set-up System (4).

Alternatively, you can just use the standard 4mm wheel nuts on the car, provided that they aren't serrated. Unless you're okay with marring the aluminum stands.

So it seems the majority of people recommend the Hudy system as the go-to system on the market, although I have seen several posts where people have said they were just as happy with the Integy or Arrowmax stations. The Hudy system is probably also the most expensive, and it does not include any extras such as the thumb nuts. I am just curious why their nuts cost $20.

Any reason why not to use these instead?:

Amazon Amazon
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Amazon Amazon
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Nope
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