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Old 10-20-2004, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default Left hand threaded hubs - which side?

Got a set of 4 hard anodized hubs and nuts for my buggy. 2 with right hand threads and 2 with left. Which side should I put the left hand threads on?
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Old 10-20-2004, 07:39 PM   #2
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in my Losi LST the standard thread goes in the passengers side and the left hand thread goes in the drivers side
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Old 10-24-2004, 09:39 PM   #3
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You basically_need to think about the direction of wheel rotation. You want the wheels to actually try and tighten the nuts when they are moving. So the left side of the car needs to have the reversed thread since the forward momentum of the wheel would try and loosen the nut.
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Old 10-25-2004, 07:28 AM   #4
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On most cars, the car (transmission) drives the wheel, not the wheel the car. So surely the other way around?
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You basically_need to think about the direction of wheel rotation. You want the wheels to actually try and tighten the nuts when they are moving. So the left side of the car needs to have the reversed thread since the forward momentum of the wheel would try and loosen the nut.
Is it the wheels that are tightening the nuts or the wheel hubs that are trying to drive into the nuts. If the wheel hubs are trying to drive into the nuts then the right threaded nuts should go on the left side and the reverse nuts go on the right. I may be wrong but since the wheels are attached to the hubs, I'd think that the wheel/hub assembly would work as one and both would try to drive into the nut requiring the reverse threaded nuts to be installed on the right side of the car.
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Yep, normal on the left...reversed on the right. Think of it this way. If you held the untightened nut with your fingers as you hit the gas, the left side would tighten and the right side would loosen (with normal threaded nuts).
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Yep, normal on the left...reversed on the right. Think of it this way. If you held the untightened nut with your fingers as you hit the gas, the left side would tighten and the right side would loosen (with normal threaded nuts).
Yes, I agree, but what's weird is that some cars like the HPI Savage and some others have the reversed threaded hubs on the left. Why would they do this? Is there something we're missing here?
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