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Author Topic: MR/XR18 torx sizes for rack set-up  (Read 346 times)

David Allred

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MR/XR18 torx sizes for rack set-up
« on: June 17, 2017, 09:08:42 pm »

How in the world is this info not in the manual?  I am going to have to buy a set, but considering the number of bit sizes, I don't want to guess if it includes the 2 needed.
Torx?  Really?  At this point I should be glad they did not have the security stob.

Thanks.
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Re: MR/XR18 torx sizes for rack set-up
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 12:04:53 am »

Be glad they are using 6 lobed Torx fasteners, and not Allen type resessed hex. The hex fasteners do not take as much torque as do Torx fasteners. (There is more contact area with the Torx key.). Buy a full set and you are ready for the next project as well.  Note that Torx drive sizes are independent of whether the bolt (a cap screw, technically) is metric or SAE threading, so it is better than Allen wrenches.
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Re: MR/XR18 torx sizes for rack set-up
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 07:40:15 am »

Be glad they are using 6 lobed Torx fasteners, and not Allen type resessed hex. The hex fasteners do not take as much torque as do Torx fasteners. (There is more contact area with the Torx key.). Buy a full set and you are ready for the next project as well.  Note that Torx drive sizes are independent of whether the bolt (a cap screw, technically) is metric or SAE threading, so it is better than Allen wrenches.
This, its the most annoying thing every having the wrong allen key set.

Just buy a set of torx and you should ve fine. Best thing Ive done, just wish it has a t1 in it as well, mine only goes to 1.5
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