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Old 08-17-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default Serrated Wheel Nuts--Love 'em or hate 'em?

This year I've lost more wheel nuts during qualifiers and mains than i care to admit. So I've been considering the serrated wheel nuts to stop the run-a-way wheel(s) incident. I do use loctite, i do clean the threads of nuts and hubs before every race before applying fresh loctite yet still lose a wheel at least once at every event.

At one event I lost both left side wheels at the same time, and I mean exact same time, going over a mid sized double. It was hilarious. I have seen several others lose wheel nuts also in the faster classes. I run intermediate and marshall for the open/pro classes, where I see people loose wheels.

My only concern is will the serrated wheel nuts tear up the plastic wheels? I don't think the serrated cut is sharp enough to do damage, but I've never had them in my own two hands before. So are serrated wheel nuts worth it or not?
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:51 PM   #2
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LOVE them, you will destroy your wheels long before you tear the center up. I have mounted and gone through 3 sets of tires on the same wheels using the serrated nuts and they are not chewed up. I use the ones that were on my D8 and will not go back.
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they are great, i never use locktite

haven't lost a wheels in years
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although the Losi doesnt have them and we still dont lose wheels here, bottom line is just getting them tight
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LOVE them, you will destroy your wheels long before you tear the center up. I have mounted and gone through 3 sets of tires on the same wheels using the serrated nuts and they are not chewed up. I use the ones that were on my D8 and will not go back.
agreed. the ones that came on my D8 are perfect. put them on and tighten the shit out of them.

the only problem with them is its hard to get the nuts off they are stuck on there so well
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On non-serrated wheel nuts you can use a cut off wheel and grind in 6 (one at each point of the nut) grooves about 1mm deep. This gives the stock wheel nuts a little better bite into the plastic. But yes, tighten wheel nuts, then when you think you have them tight enough, tighten them a little more. They shouldn't ever come off after that.
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Love 'em!

I run them on my Touring car and now I run the AKA units on my 1/8th cars.

Never a worry about them coming off.
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They are great! Just don't over tighten them.
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The new mugen ones are the shizzle they won't come off.
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Love them!!!! I use D8 wheel nuts on my losi 2.0

They work great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I love the ones on my mugen.
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Air8 if u wernt losing wheel(s) what will we talk about on the trip back from races? jk, but ya losing both left side wheels on the same jump at the same time was pretty funny, wish we could have gotten that on tape.
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They're great - I never have lost a wheel on my Mugen - where as other's (Ofna guys) at my local have....
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air, i just tighten my hub screws as much as i can. never lost a wheel
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Air8 if u wernt losing wheel(s) what will we talk about on the trip back from races? jk, but ya losing both left side wheels on the same jump at the same time was pretty funny, wish we could have gotten that on tape.
LOL. I know right. My buddy Spiti58 double checks my work as well. However at the last race he was marshalling my race so I didn't get the double check on one qualifier.

I gotta do a better job of it I guess. thanx for the input fellas.
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