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Old 04-29-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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Losi 8ight t 2.0. Dynamite max life...2 silver springs and 2 gold springs. How do you get the shoe/spring/screw to all line up!!! I just can't line up to get in the last hole on the flywheel. Help!
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:29 PM   #2
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Gotta love youtube.

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Sharpening/rounding the screw helps a lot. If you are using hard springs, sometimes it can still be a pain. I personally have used a large ziptie tightened down around the shoes to compress the springs. Then the screws just go right in.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:19 PM   #4
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i learn this from dion @ battlefield rc when i had the same problem ..put shoes & springs on then wrap it with a zip tie til tbe holes line up
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wow I cant wait to try that zip tie trick now
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Just push the lower part of the shoe in with a finger, its not hard....
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Insert the clutch pin and with your hex wrench inserted in the clutch pin (as if you are ready to tighten the clutch pin in but dont yet) rotate your hex wrench in a small 360 degree circle while keeping the tip of the wrench in the pin.....this will cause the tip of the clutch pin to do a small circle and it will find the hole....you will be amazed how well this works and it will save your fingers some pain from pushing on the shoes.
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Insert the clutch pin and with your hex wrench inserted in the clutch pin (as if you are ready to tighten the clutch pin in but dont yet) rotate your hex wrench in a small 360 degree circle while keeping the tip of the wrench in the pin.....this will cause the tip of the clutch pin to do a small circle and it will find the hole....you will be amazed how well this works and it will save your fingers some pain from pushing on the shoes.
becarful cause when your bending the hex hole on the screw, you can stretch the hole out which will make it possibly strip out.....
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Yup...do it carefully, dont use alot of force.
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zip tie method is easier once sit the springs , shoe and the screws in...pull the zip tie and watch the screws fall into place...no bending or striping
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zip tie method is easier once sit the springs , shoe and the screws in...pull the zip tie and watch the screws fall into place...no bending or striping
+1 I've been using that trick for a while.
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This is how I fixed the problem.

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