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Old 03-05-2021, 12:36 PM
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Can't find the answer in search. Any one know what size pins are used in associated 5M series dogbones? Looks to be 2.5mm x 10mm? Best place to get some?

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I don’t know what grade hardness the outdrives are on the AE 5M.

It will either be stainless steel, 52100, case hardened steel.

Steel Dowel pins, rounded end.
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Originally Posted by Andy Koback View Post
Can't find the answer in search. Any one know what size pins are used in associated 5M series dogbones? Looks to be 2.5mm x 10mm? Best place to get some?

If you still have a bone with the pins, get some calipers and measure them.
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Originally Posted by OffRoadJunkie View Post
If you still have a bone with the pins, get some calipers and measure them.
Did that. I come up with 2.5mm x 10.mm.
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Originally Posted by Andy Koback View Post
Did that. I come up with 2.5mm x 10.mm.
thats what I use
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Originally Posted by RazorRC View Post
thats what I use
Where'd you get them?
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Old 03-06-2021, 02:24 AM
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On ebay you can find all sizes needle bearing pins.
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Times past I used a dremel to cut lengths off a 2.5mm hex driver shaft to get 2.5mm pins. Admittedly, that was when I really needed one in a hurry. Worked well enough I never replaced it with a "proper" pin. Good luck. Cheers. 'AC'
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I believe they are 2.5 x 9.8mm which is common for most 1/10 cars, I've been very happy with 6MIK pins, they're hardened steel:

https://dialedhobbies.com/accessorie...-8mm-10-detail

More info here with some various tools to consider:
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Originally Posted by billdelong View Post
I believe they are 2.5 x 9.8mm which is common for most 1/10 cars, I've been very happy with 6MIK pins, they're hardened steel:

https://dialedhobbies.com/accessorie...-8mm-10-detail

More info here with some various tools to consider:
Why buying something from an RC brand while you can get 5 times as much for even a lower price:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-5mm-M2-5-...8AAOSwwWtcwVaE
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Thanks for al the info. guys.
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Originally Posted by Roelof View Post
Why buying something from an RC brand while you can get 5 times as much for even a lower price:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-5mm-M2-5-...8AAOSwwWtcwVaE
i bought some cheap ones like that off amazon. they started to flat spot after two track days. bought some from rcrenew and those are holding up MUCH better.
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Originally Posted by Andy Koback View Post
Where'd you get them?
I've got some RC renew pins, and I also bought some cheap Amazon pins, but you have to find the right hardness. There's another thread somewhere on this where I listed some specs on what I use.
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Originally Posted by Roelof View Post
Why buying something from an RC brand while you can get 5 times as much for even a lower price:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-5mm-M2-5-...8AAOSwwWtcwVaE

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i bought some cheap ones like that off amazon. they started to flat spot after two track days. bought some from rcrenew and those are holding up MUCH better.
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I feel that the pins from RCRenew are about the same quality as the pins from 6MIK, only issue I have with the RCRenew pins is that they have a coned end which can be problematic when pressing the pins and just doesn't look right to me... the 6MIK pins are perfectly cylindrical on both ends.
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Originally Posted by billdelong View Post
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I feel that the pins from RCRenew are about the same quality as the pins from 6MIK, only issue I have with the RCRenew pins is that they have a coned end which can be problematic when pressing the pins and just doesn't look right to me... the 6MIK pins are perfectly cylindrical on both ends.
i agree. that chamfered type end is annoying.
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