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Old 05-11-2006, 08:42 AM   #1
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Default PMB VS. Hudy VS Team Magic VS. Any Others

The differences in prices for these set up systems is drastic. PMB offers their set up systems for half the cost of Hudy and Team Magic. Has anyone had any experience with the PMB set up systems? I know the Hudy offers an alloy version, which looks good, but is it worth paying double for it (refrase-i know it is worth it for speed sake, but if I could get the same by a less expensive means, then shouldn't I?) Help!!
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The hudy alloy system is worth every penny. It is easy to read unlike the acrylic systems and the twesk syatem that comes with it is awesome and easy to use.

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I agree. Easy to read, very durable, high quality bearings, and it looks damn good! For $130 I got mine - just the setup gauges that is.
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I heard....ppl used PMB system were all having wrong reading....that explain the price (yes, they are below $50 for a whole set of 1/8th...) But I am really interested to know or find out what caused the wrong reading.....1 degree is always 1 degree, no matter what angle you are looking it or how far you look at that......
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:20 AM   #5
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i think i'll buy pmb because the price is better for me,but if someone sell a hudy for the same price i'll buy it......
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:35 AM   #6
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I still use the old purple integy system, the alloy know off of the original hudy system and it works just fine.

I did buy the new integy station when it came out bit I found it to be difficult to read, the marks were just too close togather due to the higher measurement point and altough the gravity system was probably more accurate I fount that the added inaccurace of my interpretation of its readings made it worse for me than the old system.

I have also used the original hudy system and it workds just as well as the integy station I now use but the clear gauges were harder to read.

The new hudy system is definatly the best and easiest one to use I have ever tried but for me its not work the cost difference between it and the integy I already have.

I haven't used the TM system but from the pics I have seen it looks like a knock of of the hudy at a better price.
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I have both the PMB and Hudy All in One (aluminum). I started with the PMB and quickly moved to a Hudy. My PMB system is flimsy, fragile, and inconsistent. So instead of being in set-up systems for $50, I'm in the hole for $320 (Hudy $270 + PMB $50 = $320)

This isn't universal towards PMB systems, but the particular one I had which is almost one year old. Most of the time when I cut corners it ends up costing more in the long run.
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Old 05-11-2006, 11:06 AM   #8
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The PMB is very poor quality. Never made it to my car. Went straight to the trash. Even the pouch it comes in looks like it was made cheaply. Glad I scored a deal on it. Like others have mentioned, the newer Hudy's are worth every penny.
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Thanx all!! I'm sold on the HUDY. I don't want to waist my time and money playing around with inaccurate gauges. Does anyone find the old Hudy plexiglass versions to be a problem? I've been using it on my 1/10 scale for the past 2yrs.
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The magic system is slick and is in the 125 range street price and it is accurate. The 1/8th system is even better as you can adapt it to any brand for 15 bucks without having to buy a new setup station if you switch brands
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I Have had Hudy for 1/10th and 1/8th... PMB for 1/10th and Now Team Magic's... There is no comparison at all, Team Magic has come out with the most accurate, easy to read, and all in all, slick setup system in a really cool case!

I love mine! Just my thoughts here!
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I tried the latest PMB setup system (the black one) and they are really good. Ligthweigth, strong, ballbearings and really good price. You can't go wrong. Check this out

http://www.pmbproducts.com/home.htm
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I must agree with the Team Magic setup system. I just started using the Team Magic system last weekend. It was very easy to use and proved to be very accurate. I have used other systems in the past and feel this one leads the way.
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Does anyone on the Midwest Series use the 1/8 Team Magic set-up system? I'd like to check it out in Toledo if I make it...


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Just an FYI, I use 4mm wing nuts from Home Depot for quick installation. Less than $1.00 for the nuts. Actually, I leave the wing nuts on in between race weekends for quick maintenance.
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