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Old 02-09-2014, 12:39 PM   #16
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Styles, what do you use to cut your 5s foam?
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Still being rather new to the racing side of this hobby, I soon realized how important it is to have the correct tools, having them well looked after and organized.



I made a conscience effort to invest in tools before investing into anything else. Some of my other tools I keep at home, such as soldering iron, soldering tools and some spares plus some wheels.

Great thread once again.

Thats what I'm talking about!

What wrench set are those with the colored ends?

Thanks for the posts guys. I hope we can get more. Ill get some pics of mine going too.
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Styles, what do you use to cut your 5s foam?
That image is just an example, its from Wikipedia when you search 5S on the web.

Great question though! Maybe someone has some insight on precision foam cutting?
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What wrench set are those with the colored ends?
Those would be Dynamite's range of hex wrenches, nut drivers and screw drivers.

Their colour coding goes as follows:

* Hex Wrenches (Metric)
* Nut Drivers (Metric)
* Hex Wrenches (Standard)
* Nut Drivers (Standard)
* Screw Drivers

I'm very happy with their tools, I also own a body reamer and suspension arm reamer of theirs. Those are in the Dynamite roll-up tool pouch on the left side of my pit bag, which holds some various other tools as well.
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Here's my pit table. Sorry but from the iPod I seem to be able to post only one pic at a time.

This is a few items from the my first pictures posted. MM Power supply, Twinspec charger, pit clock, car, Datavac and a few wrenches are in a later coming picture. The daily med reminder holds upto four TC springs in each slot.
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The foam is usually cut using a hot wire foam cutter like this:


It's labor intensive, time consuming and frustrating when you make a mistake.
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Bottom left drawer of my T-8 bag. Far from neat but the space is maximized. Holds oils, jeweler scale, lighters and three small Plano boxes small parts, weights, heat shrink, Deans, 4mm, and 5mm bullet ends.
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This sloppy picture holds a soldering iron, Hudy setup station, setup wheels, Dremel, and Dremel accessories. The Teflon tape roll actually has solder rolled on it.
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This picture holds one big blue box full of hand tools used on certain occasions. Say a few paint brushes, body gauge for ROAR sanctioned events, small vise, dikes, pliers, Vise Grips, big screw drivers, and not so often used tools. The small blue box holds tweezers, for small screw picking from spacer and Plano boxes. Ride height gauge, Xacto knives, needle nose, and other more often used tools. A black box holds digital calipers. And a couple of folders holding all manuals of my gear, setup books, setup sheets, and so on.
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Same drawer, just the folders on top.
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A typical top drawer for most. All the nut/hex drivers, body reamer, arm reamer, markers, spare button and AAA batteries, body tape, eye drops, and three small cardboard boxes. One holds zip ties of many different colors. One hold spurs, the other holds pinions.
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The top drawer holds tire warmers, a scale, multimeter, tire balancer, TC tire jigs, shock pump, various sets of tires, shop towels, lighter fluid (excellent for cleaning onroad tires without drying them out), Datavac, strapping tapes, pit towel, car stand, and a few small items.
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No one else going to post images of their pit bag? Are they really that disorganized?
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Well Here are my two Xray Hauler Pit-bags.

I've specially been searching for small oil bottles, small additive bottles, exc.. so everything will fit in these two haulerbags.


Every box is labeled. What's in there. And also has a corresponding brand sticker


I've gone indoor 12th scale. So six Team Orion 1S lipo's and 2 LRP Pulsar Touch chargers. Again, got rid of the LRP Boxes which are huge, but orderd some snug fit soft cases/bags.


Here you see my oils. I've been looking for small tubes and oils bottles so they'll fit in my bag. Also a Hudy set-up system. Got rid of the box and just put them together.
Also these Xenon boxes are awesome! Small, thin and fit really nice.
Under the Xenon boxes is my Tamiya tools case with al the tools.


Here you see a lot. Two LRP 14 Amp Power supply's. A MuchMore car stand. A Weller digital Soldering Iron. Underneath it all is my Tamiya box (same as tools box) parts case. And a 220V power distributer. A lipo safetybag and last but not least 3 xenon boxes with all pinions and spurs.

So everything fits. My spare bodies, my car, my transmitter. Everything I need for a day of racing is in these two hauler bags!

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The thread is a great idea. I had the intent to get ideas just as I was reading your post. That is a shop toolbox rather than a pit or hauler bag though. I will try to snap a pic or two of my pit tomorrow after setting up. Here is one of my bags. Bottom drawer has Power supply, charger, pit light, pit clock, Li-Po sacks, & 12v power strip.
What is and what does a pit clock do?!!
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