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    Tools required

    Hello all,
    I'm new to the forums and new to owning a Revo 3.3. I just picked it up today used. The seller didnt have any of the tools that came with the truck.

    So my question is what should I put into a tool box so I can work on my truck. One thing I've noticed is the wheel nuts arent just a typical nut its splined. How can I make sure I have the right tool to remove the tires. Any other special tools that I will need.

    Thank you in advance any help is appreciated.

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    1.5, 2.0, 2.5mm hex wrenches, 5mm wrench, 8mm wrench and 8mm socket. You could download the manual and exploded views by clicking the Support button above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double G View Post
    1.5, 2.0, 2.5mm hex wrenches, 5mm wrench, 8mm wrench and 8mm socket. You could download the manual and exploded views by clicking the Support button above.
    Thank you Double G

    I have downloaded the manuals and started reading thru them. I even found and ordered the tools on ebay that come with the truck when new. Now I need to start tinkering with it to see what else I will need to put into a field box.

    Thank you again

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    If they are the blue wheel nuts, they are 17mm.

    If your in it for the long haul, spend a bit of money on your hexes as the cheap ones round off easily and destroy screw heads. MIP wrenches seem expensive, but they last years.

    I use MIP speed bits in an electric driver with a clutch so I'm less likely to strip screws or rip threads out. Makes wrenching go a lot faster/easier.

    https://www.amazon.com/MIP-Metric-Sp.../dp/B00D7DJVEI

    I have an older version of this:
    https://www.amazon.com/12-Volt-Lithi.../dp/B07K3V3J41

    Really does make wrenching so much faster/easier. Especially if you have arthritis.
    Expert rigging at it's best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by olds97_lss View Post
    If they are the blue wheel nuts, they are 17mm.

    If your in it for the long haul, spend a bit of money on your hexes as the cheap ones round off easily and destroy screw heads. MIP wrenches seem expensive, but they last years.

    I use MIP speed bits in an electric driver with a clutch so I'm less likely to strip screws or rip threads out. Makes wrenching go a lot faster/easier.

    https://www.amazon.com/MIP-Metric-Sp.../dp/B00D7DJVEI

    I have an older version of this:
    https://www.amazon.com/12-Volt-Lithi.../dp/B07K3V3J41

    Really does make wrenching so much faster/easier. Especially if you have arthritis.
    Thank you, will definitely look into getting some. Just getting back into the hobby. So right now I'm going to take it slow and learn the truck.

    Over the winter I plan on stripping it to a bare chassis and going thru the whole thing. According to the guy I bought it from, it's all upgraded. So no parts just clean and rebuild

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