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Old 02-16-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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Recently bought the Hudy 1/12th setup station. Have used a setup station on my touring car before. The one made by Speed Mind.

Tried using the Hudy last night for the first time, noticed that when the car is on the setup stands that the ride height in the front is way lower than usual. The question is, will the difference in ride height affect camber and toe?

The front is at least a few mm lower than the rear on the stands.
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Set your ride height first with whatever tires you're going to use.

After that, set your camber and toe, in that order, because camber adjustment will affect toe.

The difference in ride height on the stands isn't going to make a difference, and the hudy stands don't measure caster, so the only measurement that might possibly be off a touch is going to be camber by just a hair.

If knowing that is going to bug you, I'd recommend setting your ride height and camber with the tires you're going to run, and use the stands to set toe, but I haven't found it to be enough difference to worry about.
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Awesome, thanks for the quick answer!

I needed it.
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what bout caster how r u measring caster on the hundy since the is nothing to show u on there marks.. im running the speedmerchant car so i don have to eas of changing the block.. thats why i bout this and it didnt do what i wanted it to do
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Caster is static in how many shims you use in front and behind the upper suspension mount. So most of us don't measure caster...we just go by the number of shims.
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what bout caster how r u measring caster on the hundy since the is nothing to show u on there marks.. im running the speedmerchant car so i don have to eas of changing the block.. thats why i bout this and it didnt do what i wanted it to do
i take the wheels off. put it on a car stand and us a camber guage to measure caster. you could pull the king pin and slide an antenna in. this will extend the caster angle so that you can measure it on the guages

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Caster is static in how many shims you use in front and behind the upper suspension mount. So most of us don't measure caster...we just go by the number of shims.
not on the speedmerchant
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