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Replacing REDS

Post by xpert1111 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:45 pm

Looking for some input on replacing REDS on Matrix 380. The replacement set I bought comes with the rubber pads as well as the post that install on the bow. The new posts are flat, the existing posts are round, sort of a ball with a small flat end. The problem is I cannot remove the old posts from the bow even after removing the set screws. I just removed the pads and replaced them with the new pads but they don't seem to fit exactly like the old ones did. Any advice on removing the old posts?

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Re: Replacing REDS

Post by xcaliber » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:50 pm

Most likely you have created high spots on the posts when you tightened the original set. Bully them out with vise grips, or channel locks. I would recommend Danny Millers.
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Re: Replacing REDS

Post by xpert1111 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:24 pm

Never touched them, they are original install from the factory. I tried channel locks as well they're not budging I'm just going to swap out the pads.

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Re: Replacing REDS

Post by xpert1111 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:32 pm

:D :D :D

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Re: Replacing REDS

Post by W.Miguire » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:52 pm

The first ones were round and the up date were flat . if you want to replace the rubber pad I would go with Dr. Stirrup they will last forever.
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Re: Replacing REDS

Post by paulaboutform » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:25 am

xcaliber wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:50 pm
Most likely you have created high spots on the posts when you tightened the original set. Bully them out with vise grips, or channel locks. I would recommend Danny Millers.
Remove as described by Dan. The round posts are the original old style and the half flat ones are the new. The flat ones leave an air pocket that absorbs string shock much better and reduces ware significantly.

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Re: Replacing REDS

Post by LongCarbine » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:05 am

Did you loosen the set screws that hold them in ?
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Re: Replacing REDS

Post by flightattendant100 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:10 pm

BFH......works every time

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Re: Replacing REDS

Post by paulaboutform » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:03 pm

flightattendant100 wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:10 pm
BFH......works every time
BFH? ??????

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Re: Replacing REDS

Post by mr meat » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:03 pm

paulaboutform wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:03 pm
flightattendant100 wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:10 pm
BFH......works every time
BFH? ??????
Thinking Big............ Hammer :D
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Re: Replacing REDS

Post by paulaboutform » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:26 pm

mr meat wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:03 pm
paulaboutform wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:03 pm
flightattendant100 wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:10 pm
BFH......works every time
BFH? ??????
Thinking Big............ Hammer :D
I know what that means now. I do love watching Forged in Fire. BFH is obviously a Big Forging Hammer! :wink:

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Re: Replacing REDS

Post by xcaliber » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:03 pm

Let us know when you get them out please.
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Re: Replacing REDS

Post by flightattendant100 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:59 pm

paulaboutform wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:03 pm
flightattendant100 wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:10 pm
BFH......works every time
BFH? ??????
It's a Katsumism. 😎

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Re: Replacing REDS

Post by bigbowman » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:31 pm

10” visegrips will hold to back the studs out! Good luck!
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Re: Replacing REDS

Post by Boo » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:54 am

flightattendant100 wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:59 pm
paulaboutform wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:03 pm
flightattendant100 wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:10 pm
BFH......works every time
BFH? ??????
It's a Katsumism. 😎
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