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Old 05-14-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Traxxas Splined Wheel Nuts

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I'm wondering if the stock wheels nuts that came on my Revo will work with regular 17mm hex rims. Traxxas does say they will work with them, but I'm wondering if it's worth buying some aftermarket ones anyway? Already, the plastic splines on the stock wheels have been stripped out from the nuts coming loose. Is it normal to have to locktite these every time I run? I grabbed the proper fitting nut and have been using those instead. They do weigh a lot extra but I don't have to re-tighten them every minute and they don't back off.
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:00 AM   #2
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re traxxas splined wheel nuts.

the traxxas 17mm splined wheel nuts dont seem to stay tight on the wheels no matter how hard you tighten them. you could threadlock them but theres a much better solution

i have them on my e-revo and a guy named mistercrash was kind enough to post a simple modification to prevent them from coming loose.

all you do is dremel some nothces on the inside of the wheel nuts around the circumference and this will help the wheel nut to grab the rim much better.

i did this mod on my e-revo and i havent had any more issues with the nuts coming loose.

if you want to see pics the thread is on rc tech under the e-revo thread posted by mistercrash regarding his e-revo be build.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:01 AM   #3
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this is what i do i take the stock nuts and dubble them up i found there is room to have two on there and never had a problem
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:50 PM   #4
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I always use a dab of blue locktite on the stock Traxxas 17mm wheel hubs and I have never had one fall off or loosen off on me.
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