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Old 01-22-2019, 01:38 AM
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Hey guys, I am trying to put some parts together for some tracks that don't have hobby shops at the track. Mainly 1/8 stuff. I went through the front of the manual just to see what it would cost on AMain, and it comes out to around $275 for all of hex screws and nuts/bearings!! I thought that was crazy!!

Anyhow, my question is - is there an RC website/company with nice price and nice quality replacement hex screws bolts and bearings to basically have on hand in case I ever need it? I know I don't need everything in there, but some or most would be nice. Any recommendations?
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Do not look at RC shops, bearings and screws can be found in many hardware shops as also on ebay/aliexpress
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Do not look at RC shops, bearings and screws can be found in many hardware shops as also on ebay/aliexpress

where do you shop for your stuff normally?
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For screws, you'll get them cheaper at your local hardware shop. If you're not in a rush, you can get them even cheaper by buying those M3 or M4 sets of screws from ebay. You get a bunch of screws, organised in a small box, for a few $. They are pretty good quality too. Search for M3 screw set and you'll find them, just choose your prefered screw head type.
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The best srews are the 12.9 steel spec screws.

There are plenty of stainless steel to be found but they are not the stronges although they do work for most parts and look nice.
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Is Tony,s Screw still open. Been a couple of years since I ordered from him.

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Best site that I've found: BoltDepot.com. You can pick how many screws/bolts/set screws you'd like for a good price.
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Originally Posted by 071crazy View Post
Tony's screws
At my local hardware shop I can get 500 pcs stainless screws in the most common M3x10 size for just 10 euro, why would I buy overpriced screws from an RC company who also buys them cheap in large quantities probably from an Asia manufacturer?

Really, outside the RC world ther is a lot to get for much better prices.
I have 5x10 bearings for my clutch costing 25 cent a piece when buying 50 pcs. I have 25 rubber sealed bearings 12x18 for most shafts in my car for 70 cent a piece. and I have bought 25 rubber sealed bearings 5x8 just costing 20 cent a piece. Just by doing some searches on Ebay and compare the founded results.....
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thats pretty shame, those company killed themselves with those price,, people will look around for any reasonable price, especially screws, bolts, clutch, even an o-ring
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Can get a screw kit for most cars, but if you want bulk. Some places like monster bolts I think is one. eBay you can type in any screw or bearing size and a bunch of stuff will come up. Some hardware stores will have screws most Iíve checked havenít had what I needed though. McMaster Carr has a lot of screws bolts.
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Don't get stainless steel you can't pick them up with a magnet.
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Originally Posted by bphil49 View Post
Don't get stainless steel you can't pick them up with a magnet.
So do not get Aluminum and Titanium also because of the same reason........
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I order everything from Ebay. If u have Tekno, The manual will say what size to get for your car ex. m3x20 cap head screw. or 8x16x5 bearing sizes..Ebay is the cheapest i've found for great quality. I buy stuff all the time, most likely it'll be comming overseas so allow 2weeks atleast to get to you if you're in the US. Even the clutch bearings are from China with great results.
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Example bunch of screws for less than a beer , no wait
https://www.ebay.com/itm/280Pcs-12-9...aBYr:rk:6:pf:0

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