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Old 12-16-2002, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default TC3 Turnbuckles.

I was trying to take off my turnbuckles and I broke one of my steel turnbuckle. I was wandering, is their a way I can take them off without messing them up? I was just using pliers to snap them off, put couldn't quite do it without messing them up. And should I get the Lunsford Ti set, Associated FT TI set or just get the steel ones again?
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Old 12-16-2002, 06:22 PM   #2
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the factory team titanium set would be a good investment. they are 30.00 a set vs 15 for the steel. they will be lighter and you will probaly have a hard time bending one as opposed to the steel.
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You might price out the "un-blue" lunsfords. They're the same as the AE ones but just not blue. . .

And it's nice having them. Easier to adjust, smoother to adjust, yada yada yada. . .
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Old 12-16-2002, 09:04 PM   #4
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I like the lundsfords better then the associated, their easier to adjust with the baseball bat wrench.
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Old 12-18-2002, 05:25 PM   #5
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Default removing ball cups?

I was wondering how to remove ball cups, I always manage to remove them, but I always feel like I'm ruining them when I do. I don't actually know if I am, but it seems like it. I've only had the stock associated ones in the past, but I ordered a set of RPM nylon pieces for my tc3. I expect that they'll hold up better. . I've heard many times that you can make a tool to remove ball cups by cutting a groove down a flat head screw driver with a dremel, but I'm not that skilled with a dremel tool. Does anyone know of a ball cup remover tool?
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The best way to pop a ball-cup off is with a tuning fork looking device. Either buy one or make on. Something that you wedge between the ball cup and the ballstud and "pop".

The other way is with needle nose pliers. Yes-it makes a big ugly on the ball-cup-but I have never ruined a ball-cup doing that.
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