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Old 08-22-2014, 02:42 AM   #1
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What kind of enclosed wheel nuts are everyone liking? The axles on my wheel hexes are taking a beating and leading to messed up threads.
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:18 AM   #2
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I like the thunder innovations alien head ones. They are knurled on the back and grooved in the front so they are easy to spin in and off by hand
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:44 AM   #3
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I have JC and Tekno, both works fine
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:05 AM   #4
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Has anyone else had problems with the pro line wheel nuts not being deep enough? The ofna wheel hexes are so long that the proline nuts bottom out long before they touch the wheels. I had to sand down the threads, no big deal but a little annoying.
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Been runningthe stock Losi Covered ones for a while now. No problems. Like the knurled ends. Grip on the wheels, most of the time, I have to put some ass behind it to get them off.

I saw some Alien Head looking ones a while back. Looked neat. Never bothered to buy them as I havent needed to replace any.
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King Headz if you're running Kyosho. You won't have thread issues with those.
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:24 PM   #8
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I am running a Kyosho. I checked out the Kingz Headz ones, but some reviewers didn't like the lack of knurling on the back. They appear to have some dimpling.

Up until last month I have been running the standard Kyosho nuts and used plently of force on the nuts to make sure they didn't come loose. The lack of knurling necessitated this. Then a friend recommended some lightweight nuts. I tried them. They had the knurled back and as a result stay tight without nearly as much tightening force. I really like that feature.

How do the Kingz Headz dimples work?

Otherwise, I think I'd like knurled nuts, but of course they have to be compatible with the Kyosho TKI3. Thanks.
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After testing (and selling) just about all of them I keep going back to the hot bodies ones. They are super cheap and they are serated and they grab the wheel like no other wheel nut on the market! You will never have one come loose. They are not enclosed though.
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After testing (and selling) just about all of them I keep going back to the hot bodies ones. They are super cheap and they are serated and they grab the wheel like no other wheel nut on the market! You will never have one come loose. They are not enclosed though.
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After testing (and selling) just about all of them I keep going back to the hot bodies ones. They are super cheap and they are serated and they grab the wheel like no other wheel nut on the market! You will never have one come loose. They are not enclosed though.
I second this comment.

The HB ones are gnarly as hell.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:25 PM   #12
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Not sure if you guys can get them over there yet, but Beta ones are super reliable.
Once tightened I almost struggle to get them back off! don't over tighten them.....
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:55 PM   #13
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I use the cheapest ones I can find.
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