R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-08-2008, 12:44 PM   #1
Tech Fanatic
 
blanks596's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Los Angeles Dojo
Posts: 813
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default Hudy Vs Ofna Tire Truer

Just looking to get people's honest opinion on the performance difference (if any) between the Ofna Automatic tire truer and Hudy Auto Tire Tuer
__________________
Serpent/Desoto Racing
Max S
blanks596 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 12:51 PM   #2
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Switzerland, Europe
Posts: 124
Default

It's like comparing a Ferrari and a Hyundai,(both will get you from point A to point B) Both does it's job of truing a tire, but the Hudy has features that the OFNA does not have, also should condider budget $120.00= Manual OFNA, $250.00= Automatic OFNA, or $500.00 + Hudy Ultimate tire truer.
hello is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 01:03 PM   #3
ALG
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: LIMA PERU
Posts: 371
Default

It also depends how much work you will put on the truer.
and HELLO is on the money, is like comparing a Ferrari and a Hyundai

have fun!!!
ALG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 01:26 PM   #4
Tech Elite
 
LOW ET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: cleveland, ohio
Posts: 2,881
Trader Rating: 97 (100%+)
Default

i have the manual ofna truer because it's what alot of pro's recommended. i used it for the first time yesterday and it worked great. it made a nice cut and was very easy to use. i give it two thumbs up. on a side note my local track has some truers there to use and none of them are a hudy. these truers are used by regular racers to sponsored racers, the lower dollar truers work for the pro's and they should work for you.
LOW ET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 03:29 PM   #5
Tech Elite
 
lil-bump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Cold Great Lakes
Posts: 2,963
Trader Rating: 83 (100%+)
Default

Especially when you put a hudy bit in the ofna truer. I have ofna auto-truer with a hudy bit. Get's the job done everytime. I also modified my Bit holder So mine is accurate with hudy bit. No offset needed.
__________________
Elliott Hart
Serpent America
Desoto Racing Team
Chicky fan club member #9
One Eighth Racers of Toledo
lil-bump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 08:25 PM   #6
Tech Addict
 
kcrunchone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: WWW.MAXAMPS.COM
Posts: 527
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I would stand behind my choice of HUDY time afer time. Had a few ofnas but nothins like a HUDY
__________________
Rick Hill

"Failure Is Not An Option"
kcrunchone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 09:42 PM   #7
Tech Master
 
bigemike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: hamilton, oh
Posts: 1,750
Trader Rating: 35 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to bigemike
Default

I had the same question and I got an older hudy used for about the same price as the ofna and I don't regret it, the ofna is cheaper quality. Do you need the hudy, no, but it is the best and you can tell why when you compare the two.

Search aroung the for sale for a used one, there is one on there every couple of weeks, might be your best choice.
bigemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 03:48 AM   #8
Tech Elite
 
stefan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bavaria, Germany
Posts: 3,273
Send a message via AIM to stefan
Default

My Ofna fully automatic truer is now more than 10 years old and it`s been used almost every weekend for 1/8th and 1/10th tires.

It never let me down and it cuts tires as good as the Hudy machine.
The most important part of a tire truer is the bit anyways.
I bought one from a fellow at the 2004 winternats that looks like the Hudy, but it has gold colored surface treatment and it work beautifully.

You know guys, cutting tires is not a process that`s dependend on 1/100th of a mm and it's no rocket science either.

But if you want to pay Hudy`s ridiculous prices, go ahead!

Btw, just wanted all those Hudy deciples to know, that he`s not producing his tools in house anymore. they are now made by the company that also make XCeed and many other brands.

Luxury my a$$
stefan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2008, 05:34 PM   #9
Tech Initiate
 
NIXFIX NITRO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Cleveland,Ohio
Posts: 39
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lil-bump View Post
Especially when you put a hudy bit in the ofna truer. I have ofna auto-truer with a hudy bit. Get's the job done everytime. I also modified my Bit holder So mine is accurate with hudy bit. No offset needed.




Nice....I 've known you for years...now you let the secret out...after I spent $500.00 big ones....lol





Gooooo Hudy !!!!!









Race you later..........
__________________
The Don R/C King of : "R/C Racing Promotions"
NIXFIX NITRO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 07:48 AM   #10
Tech Master
 
dg8one's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: NELLYVILLE
Posts: 1,368
Default

i bought my ofna back in 94 and never let me down
__________________
Member of the CHEATERS CLUB
TEAM KAMIKAZE(MARYLAND CHAPTER)
TOKWA'T BABOY LTD
dg8one is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 11:48 AM   #11
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 115
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

The whole point of a tire truer is to do one job: true tires. Regardless if you get an ofna, hudy or whatever tire truer you decide, at least it'll be better than NOT having one or borrowing a buddies tire truer at the track. If you race r/c cars that use foam tires, then one of the REQUIREMENTS is to have a tire truer at your possession. Using a truer that will be less expensive will not make you any faster on the track. Goodluck.

Last edited by Zac Project; 05-04-2008 at 11:53 AM. Reason: gramatical
Zac Project is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 12:31 PM   #12
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 30
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stefan View Post
Btw, just wanted all those Hudy deciples to know, that he`s not producing his tools in house anymore. they are now made by the company that also make XCeed and many other brands.

Luxury my a$$
I usually do not get involved in discussions like this because I let the customers to speak about how they evaluate, rate and stand behind the products and service they get but this time I need to ask you for the source from where you got the information you posted above? Have you been in HUDY factory to see that they are not producing the products and to be able to give such a statement?

If you like other products is completely fine and correct, your money, your decision and at the end you get what you pay for but to give false statements is not correct. I am sorry to disapoint you but your source is completely wrong and what you wrote is completely not true. All HUDY products are manufactured by HUDY company in house, in Slovakia, Europe.

There are companies which produce for other companies and make tools and products which many of them look like HUDY but I can make you sure that HUDY is only one, manufactured in Europe by HUDY and HUDY does not produce tools for anybody else.


Thank you for your attention
Mario Hudy
mario is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 01:26 PM   #13
Tech Champion
 
asw7576's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,792
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mario View Post
I usually do not get involved in discussions like this because I let the customers to speak about how they evaluate, rate and stand behind the products and service they get but this time I need to ask you for the source from where you got the information you posted above? Have you been in HUDY factory to see that they are not producing the products and to be able to give such a statement?

If you like other products is completely fine and correct, your money, your decision and at the end you get what you pay for but to give false statements is not correct. I am sorry to disapoint you but your source is completely wrong and what you wrote is completely not true. All HUDY products are manufactured by HUDY company in house, in Slovakia, Europe.

There are companies which produce for other companies and make tools and products which many of them look like HUDY but I can make you sure that HUDY is only one, manufactured in Europe by HUDY and HUDY does not produce tools for anybody else.


Thank you for your attention
Mario Hudy

Thank you for clearing that.

So everyone now knows Hudy tools are truly HUDY.
__________________
On Road : Xray NT1 , RX8 , T4 || Mugen Seiki MRX4-R , MTX4 , MTX3 prospec || Tamiya M03 , M04 || Top Racing Sabre FD2
Off Road : Xray XT8 || Hobao Hyper 8
Radio : Futaba 3PKS || KO propo EX-10 eurus
asw7576 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 02:52 PM   #14
Tech Adept
 
nitrothugg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago by way of NY
Posts: 195
Default

what about the Integy?

http://www.integy.com/cgi-bin/webc.c...=2334&p_catid=
nitrothugg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 06:59 PM   #15
Tech Champion
 
Team Kamikaze's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: 我的名字是沈先生。我是中国人, 居住美国
Posts: 8,868
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitrothugg View Post
As mentioned earlier, "you get what you paid for"
__________________
Home of the Kamikaze Driver's Development Program = guaranteed podium finish
Kamikaze Toys and Hobbies Inc.
Follow us here on Facebook!
Team Kamikaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hudy set up station, Ofna tire truer and more mistercrash R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 3 10-06-2007 09:18 AM
Ofna or Hudy Tire Truer rcracer0 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 0 05-25-2007 09:42 AM
OFNA DC Tire Truer w/ Hudy Carbide Bit J_Longbrake R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 15 07-10-2005 09:53 AM
WTB: Hudy universal tire truer or ofna Rob Hochberg R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 10 02-10-2004 06:20 PM
Wanted Ofna/hudy tire truer Limester R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 1 10-24-2003 12:50 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:58 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net