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Old 01-08-2014, 06:20 PM   #13276
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Trailing? In regards to steering?
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:14 PM   #13277
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yes the inserts in the steering knuckles
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is there a place I can buy thumb nuts cheap? I am not paying 6 bucks for 2 plus shipping and I keep losing them..
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yes the inserts in the steering knuckles
Depends, track size, grip, driver preference will determine where you'll end up. I am usually in trailing 3 in Rm3 configuration, but it may not work for you or your track..
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is there a place I can buy thumb nuts cheap? I am not paying 6 bucks for 2 plus shipping and I keep losing them..
I am assuming you're looking for the plastic ones if you lose them often-lol?
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I am assuming you're looking for the plastic ones if you lose them often-lol?

I bought the red ones but lost one of those and like 3 of the plastic ones.. is there something I'm doing wrong?
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is there a place I can buy thumb nuts cheap? I am not paying 6 bucks for 2 plus shipping and I keep losing them..
m3 lock nuts+washers should do the job, or mcmaster carr to the rescue, #91175A061 I think those will work, if they are captured you might need to play with the threaded rod length to get everything right
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:51 PM   #13283
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i made my own thumb screws out of old screw style wing mounts
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I am using lock nuts now.. but it's hard to get them off in a hurry thumb screw would be much easier.. does anyone know what the rod size is? would I just look up m3 thumb screw?
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So. factory aluminum chassis or Dimec+8? Which is better overall?
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:10 PM   #13286
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I bought the red ones but lost one of those and like 3 of the plastic ones.. is there something I'm doing wrong?
idk, I haven't lost one yet, but I do put a little countersink in my battery plate, and add 1mm to the chassis post so they actually tighten and not just flex the plate. Not sure if that's why your losing them.?? The plastic ones usually thread on fairly tight..
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I am using lock nuts now.. but it's hard to get them off in a hurry thumb screw would be much easier.. does anyone know what the rod size is? would I just look up m3 thumb screw?
Yeah, they are 3mm. I know that the HPI ones are metric, think for a firestorm or something, they are gunmetal in color.
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Thanks Batman! I've been wanting to come to San Diego for some big track action anyway. for now I'm headed to Seattle and I will possibly check out Scott Browns track TRCR…my old home track!
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idk, I haven't lost one yet, but I do put a little countersink in my battery plate, and add 1mm to the chassis post so they actually tighten and not just flex the plate. Not sure if that's why your losing them.?? The plastic ones usually thread on fairly tight..

Yeah, they are 3mm. I know that the HPI ones are metric, think for a firestorm or something, they are gunmetal in color.

perfect thanks! I found 100 4-40 plastic thumb nuts that converts to 3mm for 11 bucks on ebay.. figured I will give them a shot. Plus I can dye them any color I want
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perfect thanks! I found 100 4-40 plastic thumb nuts that converts to 3mm for 11 bucks on ebay.. figured I will give them a shot. Plus I can dye them any color I want
Sounds like you got a plan..
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yes the inserts in the steering knuckles
I generally run them inline. This is typically best in low grip loose conditions. It is also good on higher grip surfaces with slower motors such as 17.5 blinky mode. The faster the motor and the higher grip the track, the more trail should be run. This is my general guide though and not any set in stone rule.
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