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Old 05-12-2004, 10:52 AM   #10591
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Nearest track to me is over an hour away. Sucks living in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 05-12-2004, 12:08 PM   #10592
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well thats screw #2 broken off in my chassis. Ill never fucking ever buy aluminum screws again. why they are even made is beyond me. I even had enough hanging out that i should have been able to just grab it with pliers and twist it out. but no, aluminum is too soft and it just twisted and snapped off.
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Old 05-12-2004, 12:12 PM   #10593
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Thats why I use TI
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Old 05-12-2004, 12:12 PM   #10594
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well thats screw #2 broken off in my chassis. Ill never fucking ever buy aluminum screws again. why they are even made is beyond me. I even had enough hanging out that i should have been able to just grab it with pliers and twist it out. but no, aluminum is too soft and it just twisted and snapped off.
You should try grease on the screw next time.
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Old 05-12-2004, 12:16 PM   #10595
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I use aluminum screws all over the car and never had a problem with snapping or bending... you gotta tap the holes well and not put too much torque on the screw.
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Old 05-12-2004, 12:17 PM   #10596
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thing is, i really shouldnt have to (grease i mean). the stainless kit i have worked just fine. This alum set was fine, they went in with no trouble at all. I even set them in loose. I was taking them out to change bearings and the head snapped off one for the read diff cover. the holes have been well used as i have taken the car apart alot. like i said, they went in super easy, for some reason some didnt like to come out :shrugz:
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Old 05-12-2004, 12:28 PM   #10597
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When using aluminum you do have to use grease, you are going to a way soft screw... You know what happens now if you dont use grease on the threads.
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thing is, i really shouldnt have to (grease i mean). the stainless kit i have worked just fine. This alum set was fine, they went in with no trouble at all. I even set them in loose. I was taking them out to change bearings and the head snapped off one for the read diff cover. the holes have been well used as i have taken the car apart alot. like i said, they went in super easy, for some reason some didnt like to come out :shrugz:
Using such a soft screw and no grease will make it snap pretty easily. The grease doesn't just help with the smoothness it should also help with the heat created when you screw it in and out.
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Old 05-12-2004, 12:46 PM   #10599
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true enough, i didnt think of the heat aspect of it
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Old 05-12-2004, 01:23 PM   #10600
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A tip I got a long time ago with AL screws is to use chapstick. Tap the hole first then touch the screw thread on the chapstick and you're all good.
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Old 05-12-2004, 01:58 PM   #10601
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Thanks Randy! When is the best time to go watch touring action over at So-Cal Raceway?

What is there website??
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Saturday is the best time to go, they race at 6pm and since Reedy is coming so close, there will propably be at least a full heat of pro mod and a couple heats of 19t. socalrc.com
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Hey Randy!!!!!..............Thanks. Can't wait to get down there!
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you guys see these:
http://www.teamlosi.com/newprod/2004...-shortneck.htm
whats the advantage of the short neck, other than space?
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These balls aren't as tall as their old ti balls. I believe their old ti ball studs were like a black ball stud. I'm guessing these are similar in height to the silver ball stud.
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