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Old 01-17-2010, 07:57 PM   #16
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Guys I use antisieze. The stuff I use on spark plug boots to keep them from sticking on the plug, and I don't crank them down. I use both fly wheels and I have yet to have them stick or strip out. I get the anti-seize at autozone or advance auto!
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:03 PM   #17
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get better tools. i use hudy, hell even when i went to proline tools i stopped stripping the heads. they dont need much torque, once they are screwed in thats it. they wont screw anymore, people try to give it the last little turn and thats what strips them
i havent striped any out just get good tools and dont overtighten there tiny screws
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:25 PM   #18
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Hudy = No Problems!!!!!!!!
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I did have a brand new hudy tip snap at the tip on the 1st use. I think I just got a bad tip. The hudy tools overall have been excellent.
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I did have a brand new hudy tip snap at the tip on the 1st use. I think I just got a bad tip. The hudy tools overall have been excellent.
I too have snapped them however the fit is amazing. When I did snap them It was due to me over tightening never coming out though.
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I did have a brand new hudy tip snap at the tip on the 1st use. I think I just got a bad tip. The hudy tools overall have been excellent.
Thats why I won't buy Hudy. Seen this happen to a few people.

I even have heard a Hudy rep personally say they would buy MIP/Thorp over there own stuff.

That says a lot in my eyes.

MIP/Thorp for me.

Life time warranty, and they regrind tips for you anytime you need.

Priced below the Hudy drivers as well.
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Ya hudys are expensive but I still think they are the best. Well see how these shepard drivers hold up.
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I agrre with slotting the pin and no loctite. I like the idea of antiseize, but wonder of it is necessary. I use EDS and have stripped out the head, but the EDS tools are great. I think my problem is overtightening. It doesn't take much on theose pins.
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Thats why I won't buy Hudy. Seen this happen to a few people.

I even have heard a Hudy rep personally say they would buy MIP/Thorp over there own stuff.

That says a lot in my eyes.

MIP/Thorp for me.

Life time warranty, and they regrind tips for you anytime you need.

Priced below the Hudy drivers as well.

The opposite happened to me. I've had the same set of HUDY drivers for 8 years with no problems and the tips still look great. When I bought a losi buggy I also needed some standard drivers so I bought 4 MIP thorp drivers. About a week after I started racing the losi I snapped a MIP 1/16in driver trying to loosen a driveshaft pinion coupler. I not saying MIP drivers are bad, Ive had no troubles with the others I bought and like them a lot. I just like the HUDY drivers better. The snapped MIP driver got replaced with a HUDY.

BTW, MIP would not warranty my driver. They just offered to regrind it for about the same price I could just buy a new driver for, and thats what I did, bought a hudy!!
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Yup... It's truly a personal opinion I have honestly heard stories about all different types of drivers including both sets that I own.

Like you said it's just my experience was opposite.

On the warranty part. Not sure why it was different for you, but I guess since I sent mine in through my LHS it was different or they have dealer agreements with them, but I did have to have my receipt to send with it as well.

I was just really no longer sold when a rep said "when I buy my persona
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I wonder what the hudy warranty is like. I have snapped 2 but I just bought the replacement tips for them. This was my fault as I was wrenching down to hard.
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Just for the record I didnt put them in there tight or loctite them. I bought the buggy from a local racer here and apparently he applied a good amount of loctite. It had come time for me to change the clutches and I stripped them trying to get them out not in.
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how long does the clutch shoes, they make last? its a nice clutch
Tc5 man,

I have been getting 3 gallons on mine as many others have. I could have gone some more but was going to be running an hour main so I changed them out. But with proper use 3 gallons is easy.

I have been around for a long time and as far as clutches go this is the easiest clutch I have ever worked on. I have it down to less than a minute to change the shoes.
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I have never used the Ascendency clutch. I would go with the M2C clutch 4 shoe. You can definately get 2 gallons out of there shoes. I had the same problem from time to time with the losi clutch. I don't think its a matter of the tools occasionally everyone strips those heads. The losi clutch is a good clutch just a pita to work with some days.
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don't laugh guys but i been using my cheap dynamite tools fors years w/o any problems
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