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    Global Moderator Mark Christopher has a level 1 reputation Mark Christopher's Avatar
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    ok hand tools

    im a metric man, what do i need tool wise for a Calandra?
    allen and socket drivers and any one recomend a good set, but not too dear!!
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    Calandra, Trinity and Associated all need the imperial drivers. Sorry.

    I mainly use the 2, 3 and 5 stripe Hudy ones. I think each stripe is 1/32 of an inch (someone correct me if I am wrong). Then of course a nut driver to tighten the diff, pliers and all the other stuff a car needs.

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    If the calandra is the same as the associated, you'll need;

    0.050" allen driver
    1/16" allen driver
    3/32" allen driver

    3/16" nut driver
    11/32" nut driver (for diff nut, same as TC3 wheelnut)

    Youll also find a decent philips screwdriver useful for the front suspension screws under the chassis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Stiles
    If the calandra is the same as the associated, you'll need;

    0.050" allen driver
    1/16" allen driver
    3/32" allen driver

    3/16" nut driver
    11/32" nut driver (for diff nut, same as TC3 wheelnut)

    Youll also find a decent philips screwdriver useful for the front suspension screws under the chassis.
    cheers fella
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    Just to confirm the Sizes of allen keys required:

    0.050"
    1/16"
    3/32
    and always useful is the 5/34 (Which is 2mm)

    Nut drivers as above.

    I can highly reccommend buying a set of Ground Allen Drivers, made from hardened Stainless Steel.

    I have only ever purchased one set, the associated ones and that was about 5-6 years ago.

    They have never rounded the ends, all types of screws round their heads first and (Should you ever need one) you can buy replacement tips.

    Buy a good quailty set, and you will not need to buy another allen driver for a long time.

    And it is a lot easier with Allen drivers than using Allen keys on a 1/12 car!!

    Clive.

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    I've got the team magic ones, and find them great!

    I find that if you round off a 1.5mm allen key screw (ie a pinion grub screw), you can often fit a 1/16" key into it to get it out (the 1/16" driver is ever so slightly larger than 1.5mm!)
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    cheers mark i will go with TM i think
    i do know all about good and bad tools, im a motor technician!!!who races at IC Nationals
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