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Old 10-14-2011, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default Putting the grooves on the back of 17mm nuts?

I use lock tight on losi 8ight but i just want the added protection. Someone did a how to in car action along time ago. My question is where is a how to? I have searched and the only thing i can come up with is the ofna ones but i dont want those. thanks for the help.
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You can do that easily with a Dremel and a cutting wheel, just score the back face of the nut. If you want the easy way out, just buy 'Rango wheelnuts.
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You can buy them for like $15.

Otherwise take a vise grip and hold the wheel hex and use a dremmel and a cut off wheel to make grooves. Go straight across the hex 4 or so times.
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HB or HPI wheel nuts are what your after, They Will LOCK the wheel in place if you crank on them a little too hard, I use a 800 ft/lbs Makita Impact driver for my tires and That sometimes even takes a few seconds to remove if I went a little too long when tightening.


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800 ft/lbs ? .......................
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800 ft/lbs ? .......................
I'm going to guess that he has something similar to this.. In which case it's 800in/lbs, a huge difference, but easily mistaken or mistyped.
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Just a fyi : do NOT get OFNA wheel nuts for a Losi... They use different thread patterns and aren't interchangeable... While actual serrated wheel nuts will be better you can definitely get away with scoring the back of your wheel nuts to make them serrated yourself, even better score both sides and you will never have to worry about putting them on backwards
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you want the mugen ones they are proper locking wheel nuts you actually see where they bite into the plastic, they aren't grooved on the back the serrations actually stand proud of the surface and this is what holds them in place.
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Or you could get the closed wheel nuts Losi makes. You don't need to use a lot of force to hold the wheel in place.
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You can just use a nail punch and put a pile of divots in the back of the nut

That helps them grip into the plastic
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I'm going to guess that he has something similar to this.. In which case it's 800in/lbs, a huge difference, but easily mistaken or mistyped.



Yup, My bad 800in/lbs.
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Just a fyi : do NOT get OFNA wheel nuts for a Losi... They use different thread patterns and aren't interchangeable... While actual serrated wheel nuts will be better you can definitely get away with scoring the back of your wheel nuts to make them serrated yourself, even better score both sides and you will never have to worry about putting them on backwards

FYI there are 2 different threads for wheel nuts, Coarse and Fine.

Losi, HB, HPI, Serpent, durango and a bunch more use Fine.
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Yup, My bad 800in/lbs.
I have also been using the Bosch 12V mini impact lately at the races to for wheel nuts. It is slick.
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FYI there are 2 different threads for wheel nuts, Coarse and Fine.

Losi, HB, HPI, Serpent, durango and a bunch more use Fine.
iirc all are fine thread except for Z-Car, and Ofna.
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I use this little baby to change the tires on some of the heavy
equipment that I service. It does look rather intimidating sitting
on the pit table though.
http://www.louzampini.com/CP5000-Sup...-p/t024585.htm
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