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Old 06-15-2005, 10:28 PM   #31
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You guys might check out our locking shock shaft pliers at www.teamtamale.com on the RC Car Tools page. These hold the shock shaft of just about any shock securely without fear of damaging the shaft.
I don't know how good your pliers are, but I have yet to see any that work properly. I have tried a couple of brands now and they all slip or do damage to the shaft if used forcefully. Even a slight slip of the shaft can cause a nick or abrasion (That may not be all that noticeable) that will eat away at your seals.
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No complaints so far. I have quite a few sets out there and have been using them myself for a long time. I use them on my Xray shocks and have not had a single leak yet.
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Old 06-16-2005, 03:13 AM   #33
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This hex idea is better idea than dremeling a slot, but it leaves the top of the shaft pretty weak.
The method I use today is to tap the cups about halfway in and use wire cutters to hold the shaft at the top of the thread. It has worked perfectly, except the one time when I cut the thread of the shaft with the wire cutters.
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hold the shaft without damaging it:
but something like a shred around the schaft and then you are able to hold the end without damaging it!
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Old 06-16-2005, 06:50 PM   #35
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What if the shafts where made of titanium? Would the stress issue be a problem then?
I know they would become expensive, but if I'm willing to pay $35 for 1 alum c hub and another $35 bucks for a 1 knuckle, whats $40-50 bucks for a set of 4 titanium shafts with a hex?
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