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Old 03-22-2010, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default Essential Tools 1/8 truggy / Buggy??

Just wanting to know peoples thoughts that have been in and around the scene for a while in regards to what you would have as ‘ESSENTIAL’ tools for a 1/8 Buggy – Truggy, eg. Clutch Shoe install tool / Flywheel spanner etc..

As I am fairly new to the racing scene, just wanting to know what tools I should make sure I have with me or purchase to ensure my time racing is enjoyable and not running around trying to utilise makeshift tools to do stuff that would have been easier with the right gear

If it makes any difference to the tools i should consider, i have:- Xray 808B / RC8T
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A good hex set is vital. 17MM wheel nut wrench, flywheel wrench, a tote of sorts to pack stuff in, Dremel with assorted bits, arm reamer, needle nose come in handy, picks to get dirt of of screws. EZ Up,folding table, chair, power strip, and extension cord all come in handy especially if you travel....the list goes on and on.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:29 PM   #3
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Allen Wrench Set (EDS or Hudy))
Nut Drivers
Needle Pliers Channel Locks
Adjustable Pliers Channel Locks
Flywheel Removal
Clutch Spring Tool
Flywheel Wrench (Ofna)
Infra Red Temp Gun
Glow Plug Wrench
Tuning Screw Driver (Long)
Turnbuckle Wrench
Reamer
Exhaust Spring removal Wrench

This will get you started
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i am lost without my heat gun.


it is handy is so many ways.

also, don't forget the old L shaped allen wrenches. They come in handy to.

Dental probes as well.

good set of cleaning brushes.

oil injecting needle, and another for grease.

Go to harbor freight and get some long handled instrument screwdrivers (they are good and cheap) good not just for tunning, but for servos/recievers and such.
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Thanks for the feed back.. Appreciate it all!!!

Will get onto all the relevant shops and improve my tool supply..

As far as setup tools go?? I have Camber, height, and toe in gauges.. That would be about it??
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Cant forget about the most key element in 1/8th scale racing.




a very, I mean very................















heavy wallet. Because this hobby will milk you dry every year. There is always something you will want
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Cant forget about the most key element in 1/8th scale racing.




a very, I mean very................















heavy wallet. Because this hobby will milk you dry every year. There is always something you will want
hahaha... To help combat this, I would recommend an eBay account. You can find good deals on shop's parting out kits. Also, I would sign up for Tower or Amain so you can get discount deals - actually, there is a link of running codes for these places.

As for tools, I love my power hex driver.
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I would recommend some digital calibers as well for setup tools. Good for setting droop, tie rod lengths, etc. You can find them in any hard ware store for $10.
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A good car stand is important. You can always use a chunk of 4x4 at first. Next is but not a must have is a pit man or lady.
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