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Old 01-20-2011, 01:10 AM   #1
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Is there a pacific tool that's use to setup the rear camber I've tried using an ellen key but its not the best thing anyone got any suggestions on tools I can buy or should I just stick with my allen key.

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Old 01-20-2011, 03:56 AM   #2
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I take it yours has the turnbuckle rod thingy as my V1rr ... is round with a hole in it big enough for a 1.5mm hex head.

I have never seen a special tool for this .... but there are a few for the turnbuckles that have a square section instead of the round one.

You could always change the turnbuckles over ....

Looky hear RCMushroom has some tools and turnbuckles on this page

http://www.rc-mushroom.com/index.php?cPath=48

I would love to see someone make a ratchet type one somehow so it could be quickly adjusted in those tight spaces .... but an open ended ratchet spanner in a small size doesn't exist .. YET!
I thought that was my invention lol ...but I see it was patented in 1951!
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Use a body clip...

Or place the allen key in a 1.5mm tool handle.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply like that idea.
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try doing it the way it should be done. HUDY SET UP STATION!!!!
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BTW did u mean SPECIFIC??
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Any Allen, T-Handle or Screwdiver allans. What ever feel better in your hand.
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If your turnbuckle is as NitoriousRC describes, (or like the Tie Rods on a Vone RRR), I use my Hudy Exhaust Spring (Hook) Tool. Works pretty good!
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I pick this up from lowes & works perfect & cheaper than any rc spring tool
Item #: 239658 Model #: 324621N Pick & Hook set
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Is there a pacific tool that's use to setup the rear camber I've tried using an ellen key but its not the best thing anyone got any suggestions on tools I can buy or should I just stick with my allen key.

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You can make your own tool for that part of the car. Just take the smallest L-shaped (1.5) allen key and cut the shortest side of the L in half. Now you have createde own you SPECIFIC TOOL .
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:52 PM   #11
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Stop by any Harbor Freight tool shop and they have a complete set of tools that cost less than $5.00 for the whole set.
There are approx. 5 to 6 different angle pointed tools that work perfect for the rear camber on any 1/8th scale car.
Some have 90% bends, some have 45% bends, some have hooks.
I have not used anything else sense I found these.
I have ran Kyosho, Mugen, and Serpent, and the tools worked great on all the cars. I dont have a part number, but they come in a small case like a set of jewelers screwdrivers, have orange plastic handles, with the different tools on both ends.
For approx. $5.00, you cant beat it.
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I used a piece of piano wire on my Evolva. Its soft enough so you can bend it for all the different angles, but stiff enough to be able to crank on the turnbuckle. Worked on the front too untill I changed over to Lunsford rods.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:07 PM   #13
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Hmmm very interesting!
I used to use an allen key in the beginning, but I got tired of that so I just grabbed it with a pair of bent pliers - works 95% of the time
I like the "make-your-own" options, Ill definitely try it out!
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