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Old 10-12-2009, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default Wheel Hex Stripping Out

This is starting to upset me... I have gone through 6 wheels in half a season with the hex stripping out on me. I have had to remount tires a couple times, and now I have a bunch that need to get done again. I was using AKA premounts, this last set was some jconcepts wheels.... and the same thing is happening. The wheel nuts are tight, I've been checking before every race... but I just pulled one off, and it was all stripped out.

Any recommendations or ideas how I can stop this?
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:40 PM   #2
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Must be that engines fault.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:12 PM   #3
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Most 8th scales run the same pitch for wheel nuts ,all except for ofna/jammin as far as I know, so unless you run one of those, you should try some of the splined wheel nuts by hot bodies or mugen, no chance of coming loose with these. I had trouble losing wheel nuts with AKA rims too before I got these.

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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...heel-Nuts-4-5R
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What BigRed said, plus are you sure you are getting the wheel fully seated on the hex hub before you tighten then down?
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:53 PM   #5
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I had the same problem before with JConcepts wheels on my old Jammin. When I switched to the D8 and the knarled lugs, the problem went away. But I think the problem was the wheel hubs not the lugs, on the Jammin, they seemed to be just a tiny bit smaller allowing the hub to turn in the wheel hex under high stress.
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