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Old 11-28-2006, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default Converting xray hubs from bolt wheel retention to stud and nut?

Am about to acquire a T1FTK 05 to add to my T1R for next season. I have seen some comment about wheels coming loose,

a) is this problem?
b) is it easy to convert to the more conventional stud and nut?

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Old 11-28-2006, 03:40 AM   #2
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i recently picked up a used fk05 and had the same concern, but in my first 2 weeks of racing i have had no problems whatsoever. you will love the car!!!

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Old 11-28-2006, 09:08 AM   #3
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If you have a problem it's easy to solve. Just apply a little threadlock to the bolts and let it dry. I've had none come loose since doing that.
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New Belville washers worked for me.
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The beauty of the FK wheel nut style is that you do not have anything sticking out past the rim - which in turn translates into a lower risk that the wheel fastner will get caught on anything. In most cases, an axle that sticks out past the wheel will cause more damage when contact is made with the boards.

IMO - leave them as they are, I had the car for a year and never had a problem of the wheels coming off - I just changed the spring retainers every 3-4 months.
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:33 AM   #6
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Like duckman said, I also had the car for a year and never had a problem with the wheels coming loose, even with a spool.
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Check the classifieds. There is a guy on there who sells packs with screws and bellvelle washers for the T1's. I'm not experiencing any problems with wheels coming loose. That makes sense about the screw being less of a protrusion to catch on things. I wonder why they changed it on the T2 to stud and locknut?
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thanks guys, i'll leave it alone - really looking forward to getting the FK05, especially after your comments!!!
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I believe that they made the change to reduce unsprung weight and rotating mass. I also believe that the previous system was awesome. I wish they'd go back to it.
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On the T2 you also have a lot more range for roll center adjustment with the smaller hubs also.

But yeah, I've run Xray cars for about 4 years now and only had one wheel roll off and it was due to negligence, just make sure you have the cone washers with the 'tip of the cone' outward so you want it convex in relation to the wheel, and you'll be fine.
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