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Old 03-10-2006, 08:16 PM   #1
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I've been offered a Hudy auto matic new at the lhs for $300. Still need the arbor so it's $330. It hit me then that Integy also makes an automatic for about $200 and it has a case with it. What do you guys think about it? Go with the Integy for the price or Hudy for the quality? It's for 8th onroad racing only btw and I wan't to go with something reliable and that will last and last.
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i will definitely buy Hudy if budget is not a major concern. Mine Hudy is a Serpent Label and it's been so reliable till now.
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I've had my hudy automatic for the past 3 years and it stil cuts 1/8th and 1/10th foams like it was day one . Never had any issues with it. Get the Hudy.
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I've been offered a Hudy auto matic new at the lhs for $300. Still need the arbor so it's $330. It hit me then that Integy also makes an automatic for about $200 and it has a case with it. What do you guys think about it? Go with the Integy for the price or Hudy for the quality? It's for 8th onroad racing only btw and I wan't to go with something reliable and that will last and last.
since your on 1/8 on road better get HUDY
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Thanks for the opinions. I'll definately get it then.
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Like Personal Transponder..........Tire Truer in general does hold its own value compare to engine or Rc car....so, a $300 Hudy Truer (is that the full automatic or the semi...? I believed I paid like $450 for my fully auto one with the fancy silver makeup case...) will hold its value, like you can probably get $200 back when you are selling it like couple years later...
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Ive got an integy on the way, the price was too good to pass up. Well under 200 thats for sure. Works with 1/10th , 1/8th.
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Like Personal Transponder..........Tire Truer in general does hold its own value compare to engine or Rc car....so, a $300 Hudy Truer (is that the full automatic or the semi...? I believed I paid like $450 for my fully auto one with the fancy silver makeup case...) will hold its value, like you can probably get $200 back when you are selling it like couple years later...
Hey Rookie long time no see! How's it going? Yeah I figure the Hudy would have a better resale value...though I doubt I'd get out of 8th for a while. ALso for a tire question instead of opening another thread, my LHS has SPider tyres..their brand of foams and IMO it worked pretty great for me..sedan wise. They have them for 8th and if I buy 5 Sets or so...I'd get them for $25 a set. Only problem is...they are 37 shore. I know most 8th guys like 35 shore, but I heard it's a preference. I have some 37 shore in my boxes now and will try them out if it's nice out tomorrow. Anyone think I should go for them considering it is basicalyl $6.50 a tire?
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Don't forget to buy the Hudy carbide cutter.
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It looks like it came with a cutting tool on it. Is that an optional tool? Anyone have any idea about the foams.
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I loved my AC Hudy but I am starting 1/8 and my Hudy only did 1/10 and 1/12.

I cost was to high for the Auto Hudy even the power Hudy was pretty spendy.

The 3racing is an exact clone of the auto hudy. Is it as nice? No but for $230 I could not pass. I kept my hudy arbors and carbide cutter from my old truer and the 3racing cuts great.

The only drawback is you will need to tighten the screws, thread lock ect........but this takes 20 min at best.


This unit is in the same price range as the integy ofna ect .........but a much higher quality truer. If you check out their website you can see that the basically just ripped off hudy's design.
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My only option is the Hudy. I'm still looking at the resale value and reliability. The LHS doensn't order from 3racing. Anyone have an opinions on the tires?
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I got my integy for $150 brand new shipped. Not even close to the 3racing price, and you can just use the hudy carbide on the integy just like any other tire truer can.

Your cut isnt going to be that much better in any event. Id just go with whats cheap. Hudy you pay a lot cause its good and the name means high dollar. Your not going to win a race cause you used a hudy tire truer vs an integy. Spend that extra money on a new radio or something.

There is no other reason for hudy product to be high dollar. Its not that much better or made out of platinum or anything. Just a name.
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I got my integy for $150 brand new shipped. Not even close to the 3racing price, and you can just use the hudy carbide on the integy just like any other tire truer can.

Your cut isnt going to be that much better in any event. Id just go with whats cheap. Hudy you pay a lot cause its good and the name means high dollar. Your not going to win a race cause you used a hudy tire truer vs an integy. Spend that extra money on a new radio or something.

There is no other reason for hudy product to be high dollar. Its not that much better or made out of platinum or anything. Just a name.
Keep in mind that Performance never comes Cheap. Right it down pal.
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Um , no. Like I said above , you wont win a race just because you used a hudy. Your just paying for the name and you can use the hudy carbide on the integy to achieve the same cut quality.

Oh well you can only lead a horse to water. You can "write" that down.

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