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  • #30356

    CliffCurry
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    This is by no means my original idea.  Several others here on the forum have mentioned it and shown it in use…I just wanted to document it and add it to the forum for people to be able to find in the future because it really is pretty cool.

    Found mine on amazon but also have seen similar on ebay:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MVU5T5I?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00

    Short but dorky video I made:

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    #30357

    Anonymous
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    IM curious to the resistance.. I know they will do the job, I use finger cots size small and they work,, there is no extra resistance. ( can’t feel them ) that’s the only reason I did not buy those.

    I bought a pack of 24 for 3 dollars. I’ve used one set and  they seems to be sturdy with no sign of wear. Its important for me to ” feel ” the rod and the stroke without any external resistance.

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    #30359

    CliffCurry
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    It will of course come down to personal preference. I can say these rc car boots are thinner material and quite soft n flexible. More so then they appeared.

    #30360

    Anonymous
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    If these wear out I may try a set of them.. these do protect the ball joints and its like not having anything on them. there is no difference in the feel whether they are on or off.

    #30361

    Mark76
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    I use these, too. They work quite well.

    Molecule Polishing: my blog about sharpening with the Wicked Edge

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    #30866

    CliffCurry
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    Update:  After cutting a small notch in the side and installing the boots I can report they swing and move free of any resistance.  I sharpened a few knives last night and didnt even notice they were there. 

    For the cost of approximately $10 I would say this minor mod is a major upgrade both to form and function of the system.  It certainly beats by a mile the cut off tip of a rubber glove(that also worked just fine).

    Shown below is my current complete WE system with most if not all of the mods visible…Double riser block, tormek small knife jig, extended length rods, micro adjust knobs, front rail for extremely low angles, ball joint for support mount(rarely use), and the new excellent ball joint dust covers.
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    #34920

    Fubar
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    I’m having trouble trying to  find these R/C axle boots.  Do you know what brand they are, or what the stock number is?

     

    #34923

    CliffCurry
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    Looks like the old link expired.  I went into my purchase history, found it, and searched it again.  He is the exact same one Im using:
    http://www.amazon.in/Mad-Max-Yyb29-Madmax-Rubber/dp/B00MVU5T5I

    There are many more, just search rc car shock/axle  boot/cover.  I wished I could have found mine in a matching blue color but black works. 😛

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    #34926

    Fubar
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    Thanks Cliff that helps bunches!!!!

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