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Old 10-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default RCScrewz? Decent?

I'm rebuilding my Losi LST and looking to replace the screw kit.

Are RC Screwz any good? I did some searches and found mixed opinion..

I don't want to spend $50 on Tony's, thats just too much imo



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Old 10-29-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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There really soft they round very easy. I would spend the money on getting the Tony screws having headaches with rounded screws and, snapped screws can be time comsuming.
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There really soft they round very easy. I would spend the money on getting the Tony screws having headaches with rounded screws and, snapped screws can be time comsuming.
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Just pay the extra for the tony screws and call it a day...
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You can also part together your own kit for cheaper, but it's more of a headache. The Protek screws are really nice IMHO.
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There really soft they round very easy. I would spend the money on getting the Tony screws having headaches with rounded screws and, snapped screws can be time comsuming.
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Tony's screws are far superior in quality and packaging. The Tony's kits come in individually marked bags, not all thrown together in a single box like the RC Screwz.

Buy once/right the first time or buy twice.
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Thanks for all the advice, cancelled RCScrewz order , ordered Tonys and the drill bit.

I agree that $20 is much better than stripped or bent screws in one of our priceless trucks
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There really soft they round very easy. I would spend the money on getting the Tony screws having headaches with rounded screws and, snapped screws can be time comsuming.
What everyone else said.
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You can also part together your own kit for cheaper, but it's more of a headache. The Protek screws are really nice IMHO.
Tony supplies Protek so either of those are the way to go
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Rc screwz sucks. Got a metric conversion kit for my losi scte and half the screws didn't thread right, very loose tolerances on the heads, and very easy to strip. I use the protek "high strength" screws and they are awesome.
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Tony supplies Protek so either of those are the way to go
Didn't know that thanks for sharing
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RC Screws = rubbish.
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Rc screwz don't send the correct set of screws for your car. i had trouble with my D8/Vorza. The best choice is grab your car's manual and go to a screws shop and build your own kit.
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TrakPower offers some really nice screw kits:
http://www.trakpowerusa.com/accessories/index.html

They are not for a specific kit, but they are high quality sets that has everything you should ever need.
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You can also part together your own kit for cheaper, but it's more of a headache. The Protek screws are really nice IMHO.
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