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Old 09-01-2004, 04:55 PM
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hi guys, just wondering if calipers are essential for like getting shocks the same, measuring comms etc.

as i just came accross a few fairly cheap sets of calipers, just wondering if they are worth it.

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Old 09-01-2004, 05:05 PM
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isnt there a tool just for shocks?
I think a caliper is needed if you want to know how well your lathe is cutting and how much life is left in your armature..
I didnt need one until I bought a lathe..

the more you get, the more you need...
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Well, there are MANY things you can use calipers for in RC.....I find that they are essential tool.

Not only can you use it to help cut comms, but measuring shocks, tires, and other stuff makes them invaluable.....and for $20 or so at Harbor Freight, you can't beat what they do for you.

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Go digital, as you will look more professional and will scare the opposition.
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I didn't think that they were essential...until I finally got a set. Now it is one of my most used tools.
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thanks for the replies guys, i guess because i run 12th i will be measuring my tyres a lot..and shocks on the G4.

so i thought why not make an addition to my pit box and ordered a set

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Old 09-01-2004, 07:05 PM
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They are an excellent aid in measuring, commutators, brushes, length of your turnbuckles, even to see if a speed control or receiver might fit in a certain place.
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HeY!!!



I wouldn't really reconmend getting a digital caliper bcuz they're alot more expensive then just the reg. ones, and they're already pretty darn expensive.
i use mine for tires, comms, springs (shocks, and motor) and measure shocks.
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btw, ordered a digital set of course

its going to make life so much easier instead of trying to measure my foams with a ruler
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I havent really used mine much since I switched to electric. I used it all the time for nitro though. For foam tires & stuff. I got my digital one for $15 from a pawn shop.
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I have thought about getting one. But I wasn't sure if I should get digital or not. I have already thought they are very useful.

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you can get a set off ebay for around $20.....or from hobby freight as someone already said.

i got mine for 16 off ebay ...might not be the most accurate set in the world but they will do for what i need them for (mainly measuring tyreS)
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You will wonder how you got by without them...

BTW: If your car has droop screws, shock length is not important.
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Old 09-02-2004, 12:09 AM
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and where exactly can I get a pair of digital calipers online.......dankie vir julle hulp...ek waardeer dit tog so baie
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You can search around on ebay or goto the harbor freight website. Harbor freight has a 6" digital caliper for $16.00usd. Regular non digital $9.99usd or they have one for like $4.00usd I think there was.

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