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If you were to suggest a must need tool to a new/old racer to 1/4 scale, what would you recommend? Why? What it is used for & how to use it? I'm sure we all could add several tools at once, but I think it would be fun to see a tool or two added from everyone.

My suggestion would be a Temp-Gun. A temp-gun can tell a racer a lot about his setup. It can save on excessive tire wear.

Take temp readings on the inside, middle and outside surface on the contact area of each tire the moment you stop after pulling off the track. It is important to get tire temps ASAP in order to have true readings. These readings will let you know how much tire tread is making contact and what direction to go if adjustments are needed.

If anyone has more info to add on the temp-gun please do so.

Good luck & have fun!
 

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Drill / with bits. And the socket to remove wheel nuts. Oh, and a hammer! :)
 

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A drill & 1/4" socket extention 3" in lenth with the ratchet end cut off so the drill will accept it to remove wheel nuts. You will need a 3/8 deep socket along with the extention to remove the wheel nuts.
 

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A good tape measure. to measure front end toe, and tires for stagger.

a good one means , one that is true. i had one that was a cheap chinese
nock off that wasn't accurate. not a big deal until you share numbers or
let someone use it . or call BRP and tell him he sent wrong size tires, only to
find out tape measure was junk and feel like an idiot. LOL.
 

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I got mine from Sears. I also seen some nice neon green foam coated T-handles from Snap -On (truck).
 
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