Toe In/Out Gauge

Old 08-02-2002, 11:38 PM
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Does anyone know which LHS sells a simple toe in/out gauge? I don't want a whole setup system or anything. Just a gauge like the one RPM makes to measure toe in/out. Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Old 08-03-2002, 07:03 AM
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If a gauge is not accurate it is not worth buying.....why settle for anything cheap when you can have a Hudy setup......you one need to buy it once!!!
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Well RPM claims the gauge is accurate to within .5 degrees which I think is close enough for me. There's a big difference between a gauge that cost less than $10 and a setup that costs over $100. Right now, I only need something I can stick in my toolbox and make sure my car isn't tweaked after crashing into the boards.

I have no doubt the Hudy system is worth the investment, but it doesn't fit my needs right now, which is just something simple so I do not need to "eyeball" my toe-in if I think my setup gets messed up. Appreciate the advice though.
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One good way of testing a set of gauges is to set the car....take the gauges off....move all your suspensions up and down.....turn the steering etc....then put the gauges back on the check again, readings should not change....this will be able to sort out the 'men' from the 'sheep'!!!
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Old 08-03-2002, 11:13 AM
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I brought one of the R.P.M.`s toe gauge`s....

It`s not all that great, I read the instruction over & over .
Then still I don`t understand how to get it to work...

personally save your $$$`s cus that thing don`t work....

I guess if someone here could inlighten me maybe I could get some value from this tool.....Otherwise I will just give it to someone who`s thinks they can make it work....
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Old 08-03-2002, 08:45 PM
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This is odd. I have been using the RPM toe in/out guages for my 04 and 414, they work great! If you want to measure toe out:
a) Measure from the *front* of the car, e.g. bumper side (since it will be "wider") the distance with the gauge.
b) Put the gauge *behind* the front wheels, and see where the markings are. From there, you can adjust your steering tie rods.

Each marking indicates one degree, so you can tune from there.

I use the toe in/out guage with some Speedmind setting wheels.

The hudy setup plates or integy/eagle setup plates probably work very well to show the exact toe in/out, but IMHO for the hobbyist racer, don't really need to shell out the cash, unless the car uses pivot ball suspension...

Here's my setting equipment:
  • RPM ToeIn/out gauge
  • RPM camber gauge
  • RPM ride height gauge
  • Stick pack of old KO'ed batteries for dead weight
  • Lots of 1 cent coins to use as downstop gauge. Blue tac to hold them together.
  • Tamiya Caliper to ensure left/right tie rod lengths are similar.

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Old 08-03-2002, 11:44 PM
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Alvin, thanks for the advice. Do you know where I can find the RPM gauge in Singapore?
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DNQ: apologies, but no. I got my entire rpm racing setup tools used...
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Old 08-04-2002, 12:28 AM
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The camber gauges look a lot like the Serpent ones....
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Old 08-04-2002, 01:13 AM
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alvin ....... cool man ... i thought i was the only one using coins to measure droop and ride height and a kanon caliper to measure the settings on my car ...... hehe
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imataquito: Can work ok liao! But for ride height need the gauge lah, the SG 1 cent coint is 1.xxxx mm in height. Anyway, since I only need to equalise the left/right droop I don't bother getting a proper droop gauge.
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