For only 9.99$/year you can upgrade your account to RCTen Factory Team Member. Click for all benefits.
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Setup board???

Discussion in 'Suspension and Shocks Section' started by AERacer, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    9,288
    Likes Received:
    2,028
  2. tmail61

    tmail61 Well-Known Member Factory Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Messages:
    4,378
    Likes Received:
    905
    I have a flat board with a RPM camber gauge and toe gauge! BUT I don't race on road or 1/8 scale.
     
  3. LeeSc10

    LeeSc10 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    299
    I also have the RPM camber gauge and toe gauge.
     
  4. Martijn

    Martijn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    214
    How does that toe gauge from RPM works actually?
    I'm looking to buy it but don't really understand how it works ^^
     
  5. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    9,288
    Likes Received:
    2,028
    I have one far deep deep deep somewhere in my toolbox

    I don't understand too ! LOL
     
  6. Martijn

    Martijn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    214
    I thought that you have to look at the ribs on you tries or something like that :s

    Just run 0° toe :D (on the front)
     
  7. LeeSc10

    LeeSc10 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    299
    A friend of mine gave mine to me. (he had 2) And I haven't even used it yet. Lol
     
    Martijn likes this.
  8. tmail61

    tmail61 Well-Known Member Factory Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Messages:
    4,378
    Likes Received:
    905
    Toe gauge How to!!!

    With your RC sitting on a flat surface. Place the TG in front of the front wheels, adjust to fit a rib as needed. Same rib on both wheels makes it easy to see how your toe is.

    [​IMG]


    Now move the TG to the rear of the front wheels. IF your toe is 0 degrees the TG should fit to the same rib without moving the wheels out ward or inward.

    [​IMG]

    Notice mine has toe out!!!! Got to change that!!!!

    Toe (top of page is front of RC) should be >>> | - | for most 2wd No toe in >> /-\ or toe out \-/
     
  9. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    9,288
    Likes Received:
    2,028
    Sounds good but it is not accurate because the taller the tire is, the more toe you'll read on the gauge, right?
     
  10. tmail61

    tmail61 Well-Known Member Factory Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Messages:
    4,378
    Likes Received:
    905
    TG is made for 1/10 scale ST and Buggy so put spacers under the TG to raise it as needed for SC.

    RPM has instruction on how to do Toe setup for 1/8 buggy, truggy and monster trucks.
     
  11. Martijn

    Martijn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    214
    Oke, still don't get it how to use it..

    Guess I'll run the stock length for the steering links :D
     
  12. Martijn

    Martijn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    214
    Just managed to measure my toe! :D

    Only needed a wooden plank (2-3 cm high)
    A clamp to clamp the plank on a table and my RPM camber gauge.

    picture:
    [​IMG]

    Like you can see it's 0° toe :D
    [​IMG]
     
  13. tmail61

    tmail61 Well-Known Member Factory Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Messages:
    4,378
    Likes Received:
    905

    Looks GREAT!!! Does the board/plank fit in your pit box?

    By the first picture you have/had a LOT of toe out.
     
  14. Martijn

    Martijn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    214
    The car wasen't against the plank
    I already did 0° of toe.. Just make a picture afterwards to show you guys :)

    The plank is the same lenght of the my car maybe 1cm longer at both sides. Haven't looked if it fits my pitbox but I can always lay it in the car and if I need it I'll get it..
     
  15. Voltage_Drop

    Voltage_Drop Well-Known Member Factory Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2013
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    14
    The RPM camber gauge also works as well for toe in or out degree adjustment. You just have to lay it on its side and put a 2x4 placed up against the front tires so you have a level surface to measure from. I found it to be much easier than the RPM toe gauge and you can hit degrees with it as well, unlike the toe gauge itself. To get the most accurate readings tough you should measure with rims with no tires mounted on a flat, level surface such as a workbench. Also make sure that you trim any excess plastic on the edge of the rim as not to diturb the reading.
     
  16. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    9,288
    Likes Received:
    2,028
    RPM camber gauge is a good alternative but never as precise as a setup board.

    I've received my adapters for AE 1/10 offroad, I gonna try them tonight
     
  17. Martijn

    Martijn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    214
    What setup station do you have?
     
  18. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    9,288
    Likes Received:
    2,028
    Integy
     
  19. Voltage_Drop

    Voltage_Drop Well-Known Member Factory Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2013
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    14
    You are absolutely correct, they are not as precise but so much easier to use than the toe gauge in my opinion. I noticed as I just read through the thread that martijn uses the same method as I. That is the poor mans substitute :D

    Integy makes great parts and I know you are enjoying it, cant wait to get a pro set up station.

    On a side note: have you guys ever used HopMeUp.com to order parts? They are super cheap and deliver fast. Definitely check them out when ordering parts.
     
  20. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    9,288
    Likes Received:
    2,028
    I never been a fan of Integy parts but their setup board is fine, not a Hudy but does the job well
     
    Martijn likes this.

Share This Page

For only 9.99$/year you can upgrade your account to RCTen Factory Team Member. Click for all benefits.
Pro-Line Racing