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Old 12-31-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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So i think i kinda screwed up, i used serrated flanges wheel nuts on my wheels without washers and now i cant get them off. Can anyone offer advice on how to take them off? Thanks

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Put yer back into it!
You shouldn't have to use washers.
Just use a bigger wrench, something with some leverage.
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Sounds like what you are supposed to use. Did you use thread lock? You shouldn't. Did you crossthread the axle? How hard did you tighten the nut?
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:44 PM   #4
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I appreciate the quick responses. I did not use thread lock, i didnt cross thread anything, it went on smooth and i definitely didnt over tightens glad to hear that i didnt do anything wrong. Im still using little tiny thumb wrench so im sure once i use somethin with more leverage itll come right out.
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So i think i kinda screwed up, i used serrated flanges wheel nuts on my wheels without washers and now i cant get them off. Can anyone offer advice on how to take them off? Thanks

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also when you tighten them that tight it has a definite possibility you can squish the plastic causing your track width to vary so make sure you check that out too
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:16 AM   #6
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you can use the thumb wrench if you put a hex driver through it to give more leverage
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The nuts had cut deeply into the wheels and now it will have to take two grown man to undo it. You will need another person to hold the wheel and tire while you try to unscrew it. You'll also need to get a socket with a handle, the thumb screw will just work your fingers. This will definitely be this first workout of the new year.

Happened to me a few times running brushless power on a short course truck. It didn't need muck to put the screw on but the truck had so much power that the wheel spun tightly onto the screw itself. I did contemplate about cutting the nut with a dremel but luckily a friend came over and yeah, it took two grown men to undo it.
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Live & learn! Use muscle!! Its plastic! You use a wrench, use a longer one, use a 1/4" ratchet, use a 3/8". Use a air wrench go ahead!!! its plastic. purchase a new wheel. A hobby. Regular nut use washers, optional, don't matter.

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Live & learn! Use muscle!! Its plastic! You use a wrench, use a longer one, use a 1/4" ratchet, use a 3/8". Use a air wrench go ahead!!! its plastic. purchase a new wheel. A hobby. Regular nut use washers, optional, don't matter.

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Yeah its definitely live and learn, im pretty sure thats the definition for experience. I have plenty of new wheels but i cant use any of em if i didnt get these wheel nuts off. And yes this is a hobby. Ur post is so confusing. were u drunk wen u posted?
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This is why I use only non-serrated wheel nuts for onroad. Get some good non-serrated nyloc nuts with a flange and never worry about this again.

Socket and ratchet should get them off though.
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I use the super sharp losi serrated nuts on my TCs and have zero issues. You just need a quality nut driver to take them off (and a tiny bit of elbow grease), and you just need to make sure you don't crank them down when tightening.
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Drunk!!! lol!! just experience. Experience since '84!!! Nascar wheel lugs only 25lbs of torgue. Impact wrench set 20%. RC hobby 13"lbs is enough, or run wheel nut finger tight then add 1/4 - 1/2 turn. Small wheel screws don't take much, wheel nut take more. You'll get the feel of it, comes down to common sense.

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Drunk!!! lol!! just experience. Experience since '84!!! Nascar wheel lugs only 25lbs of torgue. Impact wrench set 20%. RC hobby 13"lbs is enough, or run wheel nut finger tight then add 1/4 - 1/2 turn. Small wheel screws don't take much, wheel nut take more. You'll get the feel of it, comes down to common sense.

Have fun!! No I wasn't drunk!! lol!! got you to read comment! lol!!
I think your posts seem confusing sometimes because of the lack of complete sentences. Not trying to offend you at all. I've noticed it in some of your other posts. But I normally get what you are saying.
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Tips to using serrated nuts:

When tighten, stop as soon as you feel a soft click. Any tighter, it becomes one with the wheel!

Can also try scrubbing the serrated surface on sandpaper to blunt its edge to reduce its bite friction.
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