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Old 12-10-2019, 01:03 PM   #1
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So I thought I'd paint my diff covers, unscrewing them I noticed that they were pretty rounded so no biggy I have tonnes of stainless m3 that would fit. Ha, the screws ar 2.4mm thick ffs
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:52 PM   #2
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I've also wondered about that weird size. What were they thinking? More genuine screw sales maybe?

Not really a big problem. Simply replace them with 2.5mm screws. They will be a little stiffer the first time you put them in, less stiff than when you're building a kit and threading screws for the first time. I've been told the stainless screw kits use 2.5mm to replace them as well.

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Old 12-10-2019, 08:17 PM   #3
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it is listed as 2.5mmx25mm in the manual.

It is very common for diff covers to be odd though many are 2.6mm
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Old 12-12-2019, 05:13 PM   #4
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Well they were a pain to get out as a few stones had damaged 2 of the hexes so out with the dremel to make a slot! In two years only the servo has been changed, she's getting a good service this weekend both diffs stripped cleaned and greased up ��
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Old 12-17-2019, 08:05 PM   #5
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What bugs me is that I can't seem to find longer bolts so I can use nuts on the back side of the upper link mounts.
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What bugs me is that I can't seem to find longer bolts so I can use nuts on the back side of the upper link mounts.

Another option to consider is the metal upper link mounts. These screws would thread into this metal piece. GPM makes some and I though someone else did too but I cant seem to find any others.


https://www.gpmparts.com/venture-toy...a-p-13184.html

EDIT: now I'm looking for a rear mount, I see Hot Racing makes one but I only see it with their link set https://www.amainhobbies.com/hot-rac...3plm01/p765919

Or you could try these screws, 2.5mm x 30mm https://www.amainhobbies.com/oxy-hel...0cs-10/p982581
I find Amain has a pretty big selection of screws.

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Old 12-18-2019, 09:06 PM   #7
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Thanks for the link to the bolts. I don't think I require an aluminum mount, but I sure would feel better about having metal threads from the extra nuts.
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