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10-27-2012 04:16 PM  5 years agoPost 1
michael88997

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So I'm having two problems.. One I stripped both dfc links trying to get them on... I was putting as much pressure as I could while the silver link was in pliers but when I finally got them on they don't have much bite left, I'm going to my lhs to pick up some more but how do u get them on tightly? Also does the fully threaded side go into the arm or grip because I have a gap between mine

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10-27-2012 05:53 PM  5 years agoPost 2
jschenck

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I had the same problems. For the link going into the grip arm I as able to get them the same by tightening them with a pair of pliers. I didn't worry about getting them all the way in there sinceI know they won't move in flight. As far as the plastic stripping my thought it I'm going to redo them and thread them into a slightly smaller rod stock first to cut threads in then try and install them on the DFC arms. May try heating them up a bit before installing them to soften the plastic a bit.

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10-28-2012 12:03 AM  5 years agoPost 3
tputney55

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dfc links
I'm putting one together too, I wonder if I just dropped the link in hot water for a few min if that would soften it enough.

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10-28-2012 03:08 AM  5 years agoPost 4
jschenck

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hot water might do the trick, didn't think that of. I put on new links today. I threaded in a 250 rod, then a standard 450 link then it threaded onto the DFC links. I didn't have the DFC type links that are thicker at the top so I cut the very top off of the standard links.

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10-28-2012 03:19 AM  5 years agoPost 5
michael88997

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I used a hair dryer and got it threaded but it was after it was stripped a lot so it's pretty loose... R y'all having the gap issue between the nut and the silver arm?

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10-28-2012 03:32 AM  5 years agoPost 6
jschenck

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I'm able to thread mine in all the way. I did use a pair of needle nose pliers to wrench them in.

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10-28-2012 03:34 AM  5 years agoPost 7
michael88997

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Did you put the side that isn't fully threaded Into the arm?

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10-28-2012 03:53 AM  5 years agoPost 8
AWittleWabbit

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The side not fully threaded goes into the arm.

No gap on mine. The links were somewhat a pain to get threaded.

Heli-itis sufferer.

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10-28-2012 03:56 AM  5 years agoPost 9
michael88997

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Ya I'm gonna buy some more and try some heat then some ca for extra measure.. I only tried hand tightening so ill put some pliers to tighten it down

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