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Old 02-08-2004, 08:50 PM   #1
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Which set up tools do you think are essentials for a nitro 1/10 racer?
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Old 02-08-2004, 09:26 PM   #2
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depends on how serious you get into it. a good set of allens are always recommended, and if you want to completely setup your suspension for touring cars you'll need a setup system like hudy, integy, or yokomo. i would also recommend a ball 2.5mm allen for setting up the pivot ball suspension as its easier to work with.
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Old 02-08-2004, 09:30 PM   #3
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Well I allready have a good set of allen drivers and I was thinking about getting the Hudy Ultimate Setup for 1/10 touring cars but dont know if it has everything I need for a good set up.
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Old 02-08-2004, 09:43 PM   #4
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it has everything! just add a tweak station and you have nothing more to worry about but driving! ..i just wish i had the mpney to buy the ultimate setup system.. as for now, i just borrow from fellow racers.
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you should still get a set of calipers (micrometer) for yourself to compliment the hudy setup system. a tweak station will help, but not enough so in gas touring as in something as sensitive as pancars.
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you should still get a set of calipers (micrometer) for yourself to compliment the hudy setup system. a tweak station will help, but not enough so in gas touring as in something as sensitive as pancars.
If you race on foams I would consider a good tyre-truer an essential part of your set-up system. Of course there's the ultimate Hudy again but there are others which are cheaper.
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Do tire truers really make that much of a difference? Do you true the tires once when there new and then run them down or do you true them after every race?
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Fioroni Offers a nice setup system.

http://www.gsracing.com/gsracing/pag...rid=1&rootid=0
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anyone knows where the Yokomo setup station can be bought?

I cant seem to find anywhere (online stores) that sells them
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Do tire truers really make that much of a difference? Do you true the tires once when there new and then run them down or do you true them after every race?
Yes tire truers really do make a difference.

Typically the rear tires will wear much faster than the fronts and this can play havoc on your handling. You won't need to true brand new tires because they are the same diameter, but after just one day of racing, you will find all four tires will be of different diameter. That's when a tire truer becomes very useful.
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are there other good tire truers other than Hudy? Don't want to break the bank if I don't have to on a tire truer!
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I have this setup system from rc mushroom and it works just as well as the Hudy. It does not break the bank. Only 7-9 days to ship it right to my front door.
http://rc-mushroom.com/product_info....oducts_id=1071
Just go to rc-mushroom.com and look up the PMB setup system. Works just like the Hudy on a flat board.
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