These tools are the best ones I have ever used in my many years of involvement within this sport. Some of them I never thought I would use, such as the shock stand, I have always just held the shock waiting for the bubbles in the oil to go or rested them somewhere, but now with this you can just let them sit there safe in the knowledge that they just won’t fall over leaving a big oil slick on your table.
A lot of the other tools are of course similar to many others, but similar really is the only comparison. All of the parts are top quality and so easy to use. The turnbuckle wrench has a nice feel to it due to the size and is easy to use, plus with the nut fitment in the end it’s doubles as a nut driver. The camber gauge is very easy to set and I like the fact that it stays set even when I am throwing it around.
Shock pliers are shock pliers, or so you may think, amazing how the design means you need hardly any pressure, which of course is perfect as to not damage the shafts when adjustments are being made or when you build the shocks.
And as to the ride height gauge, this is the thing I use the most, again never budges even when I am throwing it around my pit box and yet very quick and easy to set the ride height perfectly.
As to using them on my X Factory cars, they are a major piece of my kit. On my X6 2WD car we have no real reference on the rear for the ride height, as the wishbones are below level and the driveshafts above level at ideal ride height, so the ride height gauge lets me set this constantly and accurately for each change I make to the car, with the typical ride height being 23mm Camber is run at -1 degree all round and again so simple to set with the RDRP tools.
My proto 4WD is constantly getting things changed as we play around finding out what effects the changes have as we progress the development, so my camber wrench, camber gauge and ride height gauge are often on the table with the X7 Camber is typically -1 degree but in high grip I will increase that a little, ride height, well that is anything from 18mm to 20mm at the moment depending on the tracks, 20mm for rough tracks and lower the smoother they get, and again it’s so quick and easy to set with my RDRP ride height gauge.