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Old 10-28-2009, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default Which hinge pin reamer for 8ight?

I want to get a hing pin reamer but what size do I need for the a-arms on my losi 8ight 2.0?
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I use the hudy ones. The 4mm one for the inner pins and the 3.5mm one for the rear outter pins. I know there are other companys out there that make them but you can't go wrong with the hudy tools imo.
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You can save yourself alot of money by just going to your local hardware store and buying some drill bits for under a dollar each.
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+1 Plus they seem to work better. The only one I've ever needed was the 4.1mm for the inner 4mm hinge pin



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So what size drill bits do I need?
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For the inner I use a #19 drill bit which equals 4.216 (only because I found it laying around in my drill bit drawer and test fitted it)

for inner
gauge inches mm
20 0.161 4.089
19 0.166 4.216

for outer rear
gauge inches mm
28 0.1405 3.569

Here is a link to wikipedia on drill bit size with conversions:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drill_bit_sizes
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What are these reamers used for? Sorry if this is a dumb question.
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It removes the material to the size of the reamer. Used to make sure the suspension arms move freely. Just make sure you use the right size. After you remove the material you can put it back.
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