R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-22-2011, 05:47 PM   #31
Tech Regular
 
jk1152's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 292
Default

Protek on amainhobbies are $1.99 packs of 10 screws plus they are 12.9 steel. That's what I buy the most.
jk1152 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 06:29 PM   #32
Tech Addict
 
Fatam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 534
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Some guys are going to some industrial supply stores like granger any thoughts on that. It just seems that $2 is a lot for 10 screws.
Fatam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 06:48 PM   #33
Tech Addict
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 667
Trader Rating: 36 (97%+)
Default Screw Kits

Any Screw Kits for a DNX408? Tony's Doesn't seem to have one.
__________________
I got stuff.
wichitafc98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 07:03 PM   #34
Tech Lord
 
wingracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 12,785
Trader Rating: 23 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigAlz View Post
So a titanium "screw kit" wouldn't make alot of sence. Cause there's only a few spots to use it. But I can still also think of alot of places it would be good. Just wonder if it would be worth the investment
Like I said, every screw in the top of my onroad cars are Ti or Al, while the under chassis screws are steel. Trying to keep that cg low.

Ti screws, while not as strong as a high grade steel equivalent are still quite strong and a good bit lighter. They are strong enough for probably 80% of the car's locations. But they are a bit easier to strip and offroad guys seem to love gorilla grips, gobs of loctite and cheap, worn out tools
__________________
Sean. Certified speed crazed mowron.
Team Shepherd USA
www.ashfordhobby.com
wingracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 08:21 PM   #35
Tech Elite
 
AlanHall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Watson ,Louisiana
Posts: 2,963
Trader Rating: 43 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to AlanHall Send a message via Yahoo to AlanHall
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fatam View Post
Some guys are going to some industrial supply stores like granger any thoughts on that. It just seems that $2 is a lot for 10 screws.
Lol. 2 bucks is crazy $$$ but on the flip side.. they have yo pay for the web site.. bags, labels, someone to bag and label.. staple it shut.. the staples. The stapler.. the water to flush the toilet when that workers uses the bathroom lmao. You get it. But that's tons of profit over their cost.
__________________
Alan Hall
AlanHall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 08:51 PM   #36
Tech Addict
 
Fatam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 534
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Ok smart a$$, What im saying is that if I need to buy a 15 to 20 different sizes of screws then now we are talking $30 to $40. If thats the case ill just buy the set of tonys for the d8 and be done. The reason I started this whole post was to see if anyone had any ideas of where to get this stuff way way cheaper. Ive seen them on ebay for $2 for 100 screws, the problem with that is I dont need that many of one. So $2 for 10 vs 100 is a big difference.
Fatam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 09:19 PM   #37
Tech Elite
 
AlanHall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Watson ,Louisiana
Posts: 2,963
Trader Rating: 43 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to AlanHall Send a message via Yahoo to AlanHall
Default

Of course. Screws get cheaper in bulk. To put 10 screws in a bag takes the same time as putting 100. I do it all day long.
__________________
Alan Hall
AlanHall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 07:29 AM   #38
Tech Master
 
TonysScrews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 1,660
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wichitafc98 View Post
Any Screw Kits for a DNX408? Tony's Doesn't seem to have one.
Hi wichitafc98,

I'll have the DNX408 screw kit in stock later this evening as well as the other Team Durango kits and a ton of other new kits. My day job has been keeping me very busy. The wife and kids have consumed me as well. Wife just had a recent surgery, my son fell on his skateboard and busted up his head and then my older daughter goes out with her girlfriend who just got her driver's license and they crashed into a tree. Parenting....ughh!!!

I'm finally catching up with the new screw kits though.

As for Titanium, you can search these threads and ones on other forums. The topic comes up regularly. They are lighter, and resist rust like stainless, but are much stronger than stainless. High grade alloy steel is stronger there and much cheaper. Problem with Titanium screws is they are VERY expensive. You can usually get a lot more bang for your buck (or more weight savings) with items like: tires, rims, foams, body (you'd be surprised at how much lighter a good paint job is), motor, pipe, header, LiPo Rx pack, etc). Plus many of the Mfg's offer light weight aluminum options in some areas (such as alum steering posts instead of steel) or carbon fiber (such as shock towers). The Titanium screws, if used, should be used in low stress areas. They will break easier than high grade alloy steel. Also be careful using them in places you use thread lock. I so like Titanium turnbuckles. Stainless steel is much softer than Ti and high grade alloy steel. Personally, I have only used them when I ran my old T-Maxx in the snow. Or on bead lock rims b/c they looked nice and didn't rust.

Best regards,
__________________
Tony P.

Tonys Screws LLC
http://www.tonysscrews.com
High Grade Alloy Steel Screws, Screw Kits and Mugen Parts
TonysScrews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 07:49 AM   #39
Tech Fanatic
 
mgtmadness2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bath, NY
Posts: 945
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

I am gonna try some Hex Head AP Screws for my SC8 and RC8T when I can. I already have them in my Monster GT .21 from many moons ago and they work great and dont rust.
http://www.hexcrews.com/hexheads-a.p.-screw-kits-2.aspx
__________________
George White
Bath, NY
Team Terribles!
Race Vehicles-SC8 w/ GRP .28 Tuned,RC8T FT-Reedy VR 121 .21, 2035 pipe, RC8B-Reedy .21
http://www.jerrysrcraceway.com/

Last edited by mgtmadness2007; 02-28-2011 at 07:55 AM. Reason: added link
mgtmadness2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 07:56 AM   #40
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 3,644
Default

Whats wrong with stock screws, do you guys really go through that many screws?
__________________
TLR - Spektrum - Horizon - TLR 8ight 4.0 - TLR 8ight-T 4.0 - TLR 22 4.0 - Orion
token is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 08:17 AM   #41
Tech Elite
 
AlanHall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Watson ,Louisiana
Posts: 2,963
Trader Rating: 43 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to AlanHall Send a message via Yahoo to AlanHall
Default

Nothing is wrong with 90% of the crap we waste money upgrading lol
f1reblade likes this.
__________________
Alan Hall
AlanHall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 08:19 AM   #42
Tech Champion
 
Trevor Williams's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 8,218
Trader Rating: 195 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TonysScrews View Post
Hi wichitafc98,

I'll have the DNX408 screw kit in stock later this evening as well as the other Team Durango kits and a ton of other new kits. My day job has been keeping me very busy. The wife and kids have consumed me as well. Wife just had a recent surgery, my son fell on his skateboard and busted up his head and then my older daughter goes out with her girlfriend who just got her driver's license and they crashed into a tree. Parenting....ughh!!!

I'm finally catching up with the new screw kits though.

As for Titanium, you can search these threads and ones on other forums. The topic comes up regularly. They are lighter, and resist rust like stainless, but are much stronger than stainless. High grade alloy steel is stronger there and much cheaper. Problem with Titanium screws is they are VERY expensive. You can usually get a lot more bang for your buck (or more weight savings) with items like: tires, rims, foams, body (you'd be surprised at how much lighter a good paint job is), motor, pipe, header, LiPo Rx pack, etc). Plus many of the Mfg's offer light weight aluminum options in some areas (such as alum steering posts instead of steel) or carbon fiber (such as shock towers). The Titanium screws, if used, should be used in low stress areas. They will break easier than high grade alloy steel. Also be careful using them in places you use thread lock. I so like Titanium turnbuckles. Stainless steel is much softer than Ti and high grade alloy steel. Personally, I have only used them when I ran my old T-Maxx in the snow. Or on bead lock rims b/c they looked nice and didn't rust.

Best regards,
Tony's stuff is hands down the best....period.
__________________
RC10-B6d | RC10-B64d
SmacTrac
#WeAreAE #ReedyPower #AE4Life
Trevor Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brand New 1/16 Merv Body and Stainless Steel RC Screws Set. Bmr4life R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 9 01-11-2011 09:17 AM
ARGE TAK MASUK AKAL..QUIT RC zargos89 Malaysian Forsale-Trade 10 04-23-2010 09:34 AM
John's out RC sale - Mi3/DX3r/HaulerBag/Tools/Chargers/Lipos/Slash/Crawler + cheap!!! guerd87 Australia For Sale/Trade 14 09-19-2009 06:28 AM
Huge Losi/Associated parts sell out. If you own a RC car get your parts here. DustinR R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 21 08-08-2006 07:11 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:53 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net