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Serrated Wheel Nuts--Love 'em or hate 'em?

Old 08-18-2009, 12:05 AM
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I use king headz flanged wheelnuts, I dont worry about losing a wheel
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:08 AM
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The only time I've lost a wheel was because the hub carrier went with it.

Just had a thought: why not make a wheel clip similar to body clips if this is such a common problem? Drill a pin hole through the wheel bolt and use a small paperclip to bend your own large diameter clip (where the middle of the "W" is large enough to go around the wheel bolt). They'd be light enough and not stick out very far so centripetal force shouldn't throw them out and they're easy enough to make (and cheap). Consider it extra insurance against losing a wheel.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:03 AM
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I scored grooves on the back side of the wheel nuts but also put a couple wraps of plumbers Teflon tape around the threads so the nut has a bit more to bite on. I haven't ever had a wheel nut come off. I do tighten them after every race too.
You can see in a close up of my car a little bit of the tape showing through.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:33 AM
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How about putting wave washers on behind the nut? Will keep pressure on the nut and prevent it from spinning off.
http://www.overdriverc.com/proddetail.php?prod=OVD0100
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:42 AM
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Just get yourself a set of these, http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...heel-Nuts-4-5R

wheels will never come off.
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by killabud View Post
Just get yourself a set of these, http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...heel-Nuts-4-5R

wheels will never come off.
or these for half as much http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...el-Nut-Black-4
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:53 AM
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While I dont doubt that the HB ones work and are cheaper, The mugen ones seem to have more knurl to them.
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Originally Posted by fatdaddy View Post


Todd,

You ever going to make it out to ARC?
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
Todd,

You ever going to make it out to ARC?
probably not for a while. trying to save the funds to make it out to jbrl round 5 in santa barbara.

who are you? i dont recognize the name
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Air pick up a pack of HB or Hpi black wheel nuts and you'll forget about loosing wheel nuts all together....but Be warned....Do Not over tighten them.....there have been time's where it felt like i was going to Rip the foams in some of my Super Soft panter's before the nuts would crack off.....I now bring my 10.8 Makita impack driver and it gets em off with ease....and you look cool doin it.
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Originally Posted by killabud View Post
While I dont doubt that the HB ones work and are cheaper, The mugen ones seem to have more knurl to them.
I find the HB/Hpi's bite a lot harder then the mugen style knurl.....they both work...so get w/e one you fancy.
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Originally Posted by Integra View Post
Air pick up a pack of HB or Hpi black wheel nuts and you'll forget about loosing wheel nuts all together....but Be warned....Do Not over tighten them.....there have been time's where it felt like i was going to Rip the foams in some of my Super Soft panter's before the nuts would crack off.....I now bring my 10.8 Makita impack driver and it gets em off with ease....and you look cool doin it.
i felt like brining my impact gun with me too, but i didnt want to look like a dork
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A little birdy told me that AKA is soon going to sell the wheel nuts from their Slash 17mm kit seperately...

AKA SureGrip Nuts...
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Im a total beliver in these, they are a true mill spec 7075 nut with a flange and dimples to help grip the wheel and at $8 they are a steal. Although around 1/2 gram heavier than normal wheel nuts
http://www.kingheads.com/product_inf...bfe88f3648bbff
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