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Old 08-20-2009, 05:33 PM
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Always use the right tool for the job, good metric drivers will making working on your car much easier than trying to stuff the wrong wrench in.

Everyone saying that the difference is minimal are not correct, there is nothing close to 2mm hex in SAE.

Also the MIP wrenches are a very good fit and long lasting without being as expensive as the Hudy set. Integy wrenches may seem like a good deal right now but in the long run you will be better off with MIP/Hudy.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeedyPenguin View Post
Everyone saying that the difference is minimal are not correct, there is nothing close to 2mm hex in SAE.
2mm = 0.0797"
5/64" = 0.0781"

that's a difference of 0.0016"!

how is that not close?!?!??!?!?
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:20 PM
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^ Tell that to any 1:1 race car mechanic.
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No matter what anyone says, the point is BUY THE RIGHT TOOL TO DO THE JOB YOU ARE DOIN.

For your info, being a mechanic has alot to do with it. Most mechanics have a better understanding of how things work and go together. Not that we are the best, just as a generalization. Not trying to put anyone who isnt down (honestly).

Also, on the subject of the integy wrenches, i have been using them for four years now. Sure i have to buy a new tip once in a while, but any wrench out there will eventually wear out.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:00 PM
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I bought Thorp drivers after wearing out a set of cheaper ones - when the tips wear and start to slip and round out screws its dumb cause now you got to fix the screws too.

I bought Thorp drivers way before Mip acquired them. Mine have not lost their sharp edge and are still like new.

I bought a set of Ofna driver tips for my elec driver and even though they were "hardened" the small ones stripped in less than a few months. I have a set of Eds driver tips and they are like the Thorps - no visible wear after years of use.
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I have a rc10t4 and a RC8t....do I need metric or SAE???
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Originally Posted by DG Designs View Post
Just make sure you make the guy who told you that pay for all the new screws you will need when you strip out the heads. what an idiot.
+100 uhhh yeah the difference is small but so are the screws
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Originally Posted by trap121 View Post
I have a rc10t4 and a RC8t....do I need metric or SAE???
unfortunately both. t4 is sae and rc8 is metric.
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Originally Posted by trap121 View Post
I have a rc10t4 and a RC8t....do I need metric or SAE???
T4 is SAE, don't know if AE went metric on anything ......yet
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So is sae 1mm,1.5, 2.0mm ect? Which ones are metric?
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^ metric is mm sae is inches
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Originally Posted by trap121 View Post
So is sae 1mm,1.5, 2.0mm ect? Which ones are metric?
no.... SAE is in inches..1/16, 3/32, 5/64, the most common on 1/10 scale are .050", 1/16 (pinions) and 3/32. Motor screws however are metric 2.5mm, pretty much standard for the last 20+ years
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I'm going to reiterate what most everyone said; don't buy cheap tools! I've had great service from my Losi, Associated, and Thorp/MIP wrenches and drivers.
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Originally Posted by grouch View Post
I bought MIP Thorps because they are the best you can buy. You have a good car, buy good tools to go with it.
+1 on the MIP drivers.
The tolerances are so tight they sell a 5/64 and a 2mm separately. There is a difference. I've measured my MIP 5/64 and 2mm drivers and noticed it. Even when using them I notice the difference in the driver's fit into the screw.
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Originally Posted by SMcpot View Post
I'm going to reiterate what most everyone said; don't buy cheap tools! I've had great service from my Losi, Associated, and Thorp/MIP wrenches and drivers.
+1 but a buddy had AE hexes and they were crap...maybe he got a bad one,who knows. I have Dynamites and even I was worried if they would hold up and they work great.
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