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Old 08-14-2019, 05:09 PM
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So I bought the wrong size wheels for my traxxas rustler. I beleive my cvd shaft uses 4mm lock nuts, but the hole in the wheel is 7mm. Is there a conversion piece I can get? The 12mm hex fits. I don't think sandwiching a wider base 4mm locknut is a good idea. I think it would wobble.
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What’s the actual diameter of the axle shaft??
I can not find an off the shelf adapter. However 7mm O.D. Aluminum, and Brass rods can be bought. Cut a piece two inches long, lightly clamp in vise, lightly punch the center and if 4mm Axle drill the center at 5/32 as far as you can. Then cut the tube with a dremel at the thickness of the rim hub and use 4mm flanged nuts.

The spacer will help center it however you may be able to get away with 4mm flanged locking nuts
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M.I.P. Just announced earlier this week that they are making adapter nuts again for Traxxas vehicles. Part number # 10116
I didn't see it on their site, but they had it on Twitter .. If you PM me your phone number, I can text you the link. Or try looking it up in LiveRc.
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I wish I owned a mini lathe...
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the hex adapter holds the wheel the nut just holds it against the hex. use a larger washer.
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Yaauuup

bubble poof* so no lathe, well I saved $700 today.
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JCO2341-2 these might work they have an oversized flange.
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Back by Popular Demand! The MIP #10116 17mm Hex Adapter Nuts for 4wd Traxxas vehicles! We hear it from customers all the time, you're out with your rig having a great time and then the unthinkable happens, you lose one of your wheel nuts!
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I'm not a Traxxas guy. I just read this post and remembered seeing this announcement fro M.I.P.
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Originally Posted by Juglenaut View Post
What’s the actual diameter of the axle shaft??
I can not find an off the shelf adapter. However 7mm O.D. Aluminum, and Brass rods can be bought. Cut a piece two inches long, lightly clamp in vise, lightly punch the center and if 4mm Axle drill the center at 5/32 as far as you can. Then cut the tube with a dremel at the thickness of the rim hub and use 4mm flanged nuts.

The spacer will help center it however you may be able to get away with 4mm flanged locking nuts
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the hex adapter holds the wheel the nut just holds it against the hex. use a larger washer.
thanks everyone for your input. I will probably try the alum or brass pipe idea or the larger washer. I can hardly wait to get these 2.2 beadlocks mounted. I hate using glue.
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Just to follow up.. the washer idea was the easiest for me. It worked out good. Everything pulled together tight enough so everything lined Up, with no wobbles.
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Originally Posted by Greenthumbs22 View Post
Just to follow up.. the washer idea was the easiest for me. It worked out good. Everything pulled together tight enough so everything lined Up, with no wobbles.
See..KISS method always works.
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