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    Better open end wrench suggestions

    How everybody doing?
    I was adjusting my toes and the traxxas open wrench stripped so bad over time that now it just slips over the link.What do you guys use is there anything better than traxxas for a 5mm ?

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    Preferably a set

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    Check out the Losi TLR99102 wrench, it fits 3.5, 4 and 5mm. It is much wider so it doesn't wear out so easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgechrgr469 View Post
    Check out the Losi TLR99102 wrench, it fits 3.5, 4 and 5mm. It is much wider so it doesn't wear out so easily.

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    Looks like a good wrench. Gonna have to buy one of those soon Thank you

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    Regular end wrench fro auto store. Or use plyers or a crecent wrench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acidic01 View Post
    Regular end wrench fro auto store. Or use plyers or a crecent wrench.

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    I tried pliers, Imho there too much work. I may go check out the store though see what they have. I need reliablity.

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    I never had an issue with the Traxxas aluminum wrenches. Make sure you only use them for their intended purpose: adjustment of the steering and toe rods. If you want something else, most hardware stores sell individual wrenches for a few bucks a piece.


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    I have built close to 50 r/c cars/trucks/ buggys. The traxxas wrenches are not meant for that amount of usage. The Losi wrench I recommended can be bought for about $10 and has 3 sizes in one wrench. It has held up well for a couple years now. Eventually I will probably have to replace it too but so far it has been the best i've found. Most hardware store hand tools are just too bulky or end up marring your rod hexes because of poor fit.

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    I second the automotive wrenches. I do NOT buy "hobby grade" tools.
    I like real tools that are tough as heck and last generations.

    This is an example... https://www.amazon.com/Craftsman-pie...a-824341091001

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    Quote Originally Posted by dronenewbie View Post
    I never had an issue with the Traxxas aluminum wrenches. Make sure you only use them for their intended purpose: adjustment of the steering and toe rods. If you want something else, most hardware stores sell individual wrenches for a few bucks a piece.


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    Just strange it stripped for me. I was using it exactly as it was supposed to be used for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnuts View Post
    I second the automotive wrenches. I do NOT buy "hobby grade" tools.
    I like real tools that are tough as heck and last generations.

    This is an example... https://www.amazon.com/Craftsman-pie...a-824341091001
    Thank you for the suggestion. Looks like a good set. These are made out of steel vs the aluminum material traxxas use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgechrgr469 View Post
    I have built close to 50 r/c cars/trucks/ buggys. The traxxas wrenches are not meant for that amount of usage. The Losi wrench I recommended can be bought for about $10 and has 3 sizes in one wrench. It has held up well for a couple years now. Eventually I will probably have to replace it too but so far it has been the best i've found. Most hardware store hand tools are just too bulky or end up marring your rod hexes because of poor fit.

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    Thank you for your suggestion. I think I may buy the midget set suggested by gunnuts. I'm honestly trying to get the best bang for my buck because the rear toe links on my e revo are 8mm. Kind of on the fence though with your suggestion I feel like I'm still gonna buy it down the road because it does seem pretty durable and its only 10 dollars.

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    Snap on

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaront96 View Post
    Snap on

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    Not worth it for rc car, and I'm an auto tech... Tekton would even be overkill

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    Was more of a joke I just use my husky ones because I already had them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rico116 View Post
    Thank you for your suggestion. I think I may buy the midget set suggested by gunnuts. I'm honestly trying to get the best bang for my buck because the rear toe links on my e revo are 8mm. Kind of on the fence though with your suggestion I feel like I'm still gonna buy it down the road because it does seem pretty durable and its only 10 dollars.

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    8mm, wow! The Losi wrench has worked on everything i own but 8mm, that's a different story. Just ordered my second wrench, i find a little lube on the rod threads makes it a little easier to turn without making them too loose and it saves the wear and tear on the tools too.

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    Just whatever cheap auto stuff. Heck, you couldbprobably get one at the dollar tree

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