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Old 02-08-2014, 01:59 PM
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Funny how we all seem to have different "favorites". Guess it all depends on one's experience. Me, I found that phillips would strip out too easily. Unless you know you have a #2 phillips screw and you use a #2 phillips driver (which I think is very hard to eyeball) you're gonna strip the sucker. For that reason, I hate phillips, and I find that hex heads don't do that, providing that you have a good, un-rounded, hex driver. ANY fastener on the bottom of a car is gonna need dirt dug out of it before using the appropriate driver.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:54 PM
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ive not had a problem with phillips heads in anything... Subwoofers, vaccuum, redcat, those all have phillips heads. I just have everything from P0 to PZ3
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:44 PM
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i just got a losi again and remembered its std and all my good t tools are metric this sucks
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:28 PM
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ive not had a problem with phillips heads in anything... Subwoofers, vaccuum, redcat, those all have phillips heads. I just have everything from P0 to PZ3
Right tool for the right job, always makes a difference.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:40 PM
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Thats what my dad says!
Unless its a flat head and I dont have my driver out with me, then I use my knife lol.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:07 PM
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Hate to resurrect an old thread, but I had to come back.....not two days after I posted here, I went out to work on my car, and the first hex screw I went to take out with my hex driver stripped out! D'OH! Had to go get the dremel and carve a slot in it to get it out. I need to get some better drivers I guess.....
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:01 PM
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Oh man that sucks! Ive since had to modify a few more screws.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:01 PM
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Yeah, ain't it ironic? It's cool tho. I can still work it, and I flattened the end of my hex driver......
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How's.... I forgot to mention, I use to have a HPI E10 and swapped all the screws I could with the HPI alloy purple screws....

Now they are easy to strip... All it takes is a slightly worn hex driver

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Old 02-28-2014, 07:34 PM
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Oh wow. That looks really cool though.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:31 AM
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Aluminum has no business being used as a fastener......
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:36 AM
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Isn't it odd? I just stripped a screw on my MERV after reading this thread! NO ONE EVER READ THIS THREAD AND DO RC IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS!!
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Dot olive oil on them and wait a couple of minutes if they give you problems,my screws are titanium so I dont have to put up with that anymore.
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How's.... I forgot to mention, I use to have a HPI E10 and swapped all the screws I could with the HPI alloy purple screws....

Now they are easy to strip... All it takes is a slightly worn hex driver

the things you have to do to have an E10 not break from normal running lol
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Aluminum has no business being used as a fastener......
Its really good on touring cars, the weight saving is actually a fair but
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the things you have to do to have an E10 not break from normal running lol
Lol, I know right..... It's not that bad tho.... Not as bad as the B10 from what I've heard. But the e10 does use a different chassis, diff housings, etc etc.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:12 PM
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Lol collector. This thread is jynxed(sp?)
It should only be read if u plan on taking a vacation that way u dont strip screws! Hahaha
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