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Old 02-16-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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Anyone know the best place to buy Lunsford screw kits. The Lunsford site has an RC8 screw kit for $249.00. Thats alot of $$$ for screws, I know they are good and lightweight (main reason to me), but wow
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That is alot of $$. I have been using the stainless steel kit from RC Screwz.
Not as light as lunsford but the price is right.
I would have to know exactly how much weight I would lose before paying that much for a screw kit. If it was a good amount I could see it worth the money if you are racing competitively

Are the lunsford made of titanium or what???
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thats the right price, Ti is extremely expensive...


stainless steel screws are very weak, pick up some alloy steel 12.9 grade screws from Tony
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ya know the rc8 is plenty light already. i mean at what point is the weight loss countered by instability?

nothing against rcscrews but SS is kinda soft, not what i would want to use on a 1/8th scale.

now if lunsford made a chassis, i would be all over it esp if it was as strong as their turnbuckles.
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What makes them expensive is that they are machined, one at a time, each screw. Pretty cool actually.
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There really isn't anyone that's going to stock the Lunsford Ti screws.

They are indeed Titanium; they're quality; and durable.

But NOT a worthy mod for the $$ unless you're REALLY a top driver. It's not something that is going to give you a Superman edge on the world.

In basic terms though, they weigh 1/2 what steel hardware does without sacrificing strength. If you use them though; you MUST have a good set of machined wrenches (Like Hudy, Ofna, etc.)
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thats the right price, Ti is extremely expensive...


stainless steel screws are very weak, pick up some alloy steel 12.9 grade screws from Tony
+1 stainless is too soft, go with the alloy it's much harder and durable.
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The SS RC Screws do bend some, I usaully replace the bent screws with a stronger screw, but thats been rare. I was just trying to save some weight with the Titanium. I have the new Proline tools which are the BEST I have used so far. They fit perfect.
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http://www.tonysscrews.com
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i had a SS kit in my jammin and they were horrible.. the good thing about titanium is that they will outlast your car
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tonys screws are very very good qaulity ..ss not so much IMO
plus that sticker that comes with the tonys "i got screwed by tony's screws"
man thats kool
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2## for weight reduction is alot.....wow but if i had a stack of money to invest in screws i would go titanium....just not economic for me. would be nice though
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The only way to order the titanium screw is to call Kelly at Lunsford or send him an email, they are very short run items and distributers don't stock them
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Anyone know the best place to buy Lunsford screw kits. The Lunsford site has an RC8 screw kit for $249.00. Thats alot of $$$ for screws, I know they are good and lightweight (main reason to me), but wow

This may help.

Same with this

Not Lunsford... but a cheaper route to go. It's good stuff. Throw me a PM if you want more info.
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oh thanks for letting the cat out of the bag, now we will never be able to get a hold of the mugen mbx5/6 ti screw sets
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