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Old 06-30-2022, 05:21 PM
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Hello, I just got a RC10GT and I'm going through it and Im wanting to restore it enough to run at the track. Anyone know of any after market hinge pins that can be used with the truck? I would love it if I could get rid of the e-clips
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Old 07-08-2022, 03:22 PM
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Hello, I just got a RC10GT and I'm going through it and Im wanting to restore it enough to run at the track. Anyone know of any after market hinge pins that can be used with the truck? I would love it if I could get rid of the e-clips
none out there that I know of.
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Old 07-08-2022, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ceh329 View Post
Hello, I just got a RC10GT and I'm going through it and Im wanting to restore it enough to run at the track. Anyone know of any after market hinge pins that can be used with the truck? I would love it if I could get rid of the e-clips
Circle clips are better than e clips.
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Old 07-08-2022, 05:26 PM
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I always had problems with the e clips falling off and having the pin slide part way out on my RC10GTs. What I finally ended up doing is tapping a 4-40 hole in the mount where the hinge pin goes through and flatting a small spot on the pin so the grub screw hits the flat spot on the pin. I still lose e clips but the pin stays in. This is on the inner pin. I didn't do the outer ones. I always seemed to lose only the inner ones.
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use a drop of shoe goo once the eclip is on
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Old 07-19-2022, 02:37 AM
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Just chuck the stock pins up and cut a thread on them with a die set. Add locknuts a la losi.
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Originally Posted by Licklobster View Post
Just chuck the stock pins up and cut a thread on them with a die set. Add locknuts a la losi.
Only downside is they are soft steel and will bend on impact.
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I don't think they're long enough to put a locknut on the ends. At least mine aren't.
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I don't think they're long enough to put a locknut on the ends. At least mine aren't.
measure the diameter, order pins in the length you need, cut threads. It's only as hard as you make it.
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Originally Posted by Licklobster View Post
measure the diameter, order pins in the length you need, cut threads. It's only as hard as you make it.
why would I do that? I've got titanium pins with a set screw plus e clips. If I was going to do anything more I'd put a drop of shoe goo on the e clips like HaulinBass suggested.
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Originally Posted by Licklobster View Post
measure the diameter, order pins in the length you need, cut threads. It's only as hard as you make it.
You can't cut harden steel with off the shelf threading dies. Only mild steel. If you don't like e-clips get the full circle clips.
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