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Old 04-19-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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Hey Guys. I got a major prob. Been trying to do a mod on my 8T outdrives. I bought the Xray Hudy outdrives and was going to install them. Problem is, the drive pin holes on the Xray outdrives are too small(2.0mm) and the Losi pins are 2.5mm. I tried like 5 bits and ALL either got dull or snapped! Can anybody help with this? Maybe a link to bits I need? I tried searching the net....but only came up with the bigger size bits. I think it's a solid carbide that I need? Anyway, any help would be most appreciated. Thanks, Curt

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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/8638
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gonna have to use a cobalt drill bit or a diamond dust bit for your dremmel.

i had to do the same thing on my outdrive's for my matrix and i chewed up a few titanium and hardened HSS bit's before i got smart and whipped out the dremmel! i'm not gonna spend cash on a drill bit/set that i only need to use once every 2 year's....
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Hey Maxx. Yeah, I don't need a whole set. I really just need a 2.5mm if I can find it! I'll go ahead and try the bits you suggested and see how they do. Thanks Maxx!

Till then, if anybody has any other suggestions....please chime in! Just in case I screw this up!
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