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Offline noslin

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Re: pit tools
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2017, 06:05:13 PM »
 

Recently I've scene and bought Dzus Fasteners with a hex receiver instead of a screwdriver slot and I highly recommend buying them.
 
 

i thought/wondered about the hex head dzus fasteners.  i need to get about 50 or so dzus.  steel or alum and why do you like the hex better?

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Re: pit tools
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2017, 06:28:17 PM »
I also highly recommend the aluminum hex dzus.
You can really get a good bite into dzus with a hex headed driver. (available from Jegs and probably other sources).
There is also a lot better chance of damaging the paint because of the screwdriver slipping off on a standard flat blade dzus.

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Re: pit tools
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2017, 09:11:39 PM »
I buy all my hex dzus from Frank parks.   I love them.  3/16" t-handle works great on them.
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Re: pit tools
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2017, 09:20:37 PM »
Exactly!

A nice even push and twist withe a T-Handle Allen Key.

Aluminum on aluminum, fiberglass and I'm not sure about carbon fiber, but I would use aluminum too. Steel on steel.

I get ours at a local speed shop, but this distributor has a wide selection: https://www.southco.com/en-au/product/hierarchy.html?hid=7345
« Last Edit: September 18, 2017, 09:26:32 PM by glofria »

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Re: pit tools
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2017, 06:58:51 AM »
I have a lithium powered 3/8 drive mini impact wrench, hardly ever use a ratchet anymore - best tool I ever brought. Small, light, power full, lasts for ever, came with 2 x batteries. I will be buying another when car hits track, also a 1/2 one for wheel nuts etc. Quality ones expensive but you wont regret it. Glen