Setting up your vehicle’s components correctly is critical when it comes to dialing in your setup. Sure, you can always "eyeball" it, but with today's cars if you are off by a few millimeters it could hurt your lap times on a race day.
But drivers want a tool that is reliable, easy to use, and small enough that it doesn't take up too much space in their toolbox as well. So, in this edition of
The Garage we will take a look at a new tool designed to tackle all of these common issues
As the name implies the Analog Quick Reference Calipers is a device that requires no batteries. Many common calipers are digital with an LCD readout, but that also means they need a battery to power them. Raise your hand if you have pulled out to use a digital caliper and the battery needs replaced right away. #BlinkyMode
Since this is an analog device it doesn't require a battery to give you measurement readings.
Instead measurements have been laser etched into the sliding plane with increments that range from .5mm to 80mm. That broad range makes it perfect for a variety of today’s vehicles.
It is also compact in size as you can see in this picture when placed next a common digital caliper. It is nearly half the size, but requires much less room in your toolbox. And since it is not digital if the device were to bang around in your pit bag it is less likely to malfunction when compared to its digital counterpart.
And the compact size means it will easily store in the pockets of your pit bag or favorite toolbox. Here you can see it about the same size as the JConcepts Precision Curved Scissors. But don’t let the size of the Analog Quick Reference Calipers fool you.
It packs plenty of features with its all-aluminum construction that keeps it lightweight but strong enough for repeated use.
It is anodized in both black and blue colors which help the etched white increments to really stand out when you use it. Once you have your desired measurement in place you can lock it in with a black thumbscrew.
And the Analog Quick Reference Calipers can be used to measure inside or outside surfaces depending on which side you choose to use. It can be used for a variety of RC chores like setting your ride height correctly by adjusting your threaded shock collars.
Making sure your turnbuckles are built correctly and checking their lengths.
Measuring the length of screws before you use them. So, as you can see this little tool is packed with a lot of features and it a must have for any RC enthusiast. I hope you enjoyed this edition of the Garage, and a complete list of the items featured in this story is listed below:
2029 - JConcepts Racing Banner - MSRP $20.00
2133 - 4' Pit Mat – MSRP $20.00
2285 - Small Zipper Storage Bag - MSRP $15.00
2373 - Precision Curved Scissors - MSRP $9.00
2414 - T6.1 | SC6.1, Carbon Fiber Front Shock Tower - MSRP $34.00
2490-1 - 12mm V2 Shock Cap – B5M, T5M, SC5M - Blue – MSRP $15.00
2491-1 - 12mm Shock Collar – B5M, T5M, SC5M - Blue – MSRP $8.00
2492-1 - VCS Shock Bottom Cap – B5M, T5M, SC5M - Blue – MSRP $8.00
2601 - B6 | B6D | B64 Delrin Shock Stand-Off Bushings - 4pc - MSRP $10.00
2811 - Finish Line Shock Oil Bag - MSRP $42.00
Sources: http://www.jconcepts.net | #gojconcepts