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Putting the grooves on the back of 17mm nuts?

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Old 10-15-2011, 07:09 PM
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I like these, myself. They lock in solid and the little bit of flange gives a little extra support to the wheel. http://m2cracing.com/product.sc?prod...&categoryId=-1
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I use the nuts from a D8 or D8t on my Losi.
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how about the lock nut style thunder tiger used. amainis outta them at the moment.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...el-Hex-Nuts-S3
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:19 AM
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Get a metal file and a block of wood.

Put the wheel nut between them and press it in a vise.

This comes out really nice and looks better than using a dremel.
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Originally Posted by penguineman View Post
how about the lock nut style thunder tiger used. amainis outta them at the moment.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...el-Hex-Nuts-S3

Like our Nylock Nuts we use on our cars, the Nylon eventually wears out and you need loctite to hold them in place. I would highly suggest what we have posted in this thread, Just make sure you get the right pitch threads for whichever car you run.


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Get a metal file and a block of wood.

Put the wheel nut between them and press it in a vise.

This comes out really nice and looks better than using a dremel.


Very clever idea. I'll be trying this with some stock nuts asap.
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I must not be driving hard enough b/c I have never had a wheel nut come loose during a race day. This statement holds true to my 5+ years running 1/8 buggy and the 20+ years racing or bashing 1/10 scale (all class')
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Originally Posted by Integra View Post
HB or HPI wheel nuts are what your after, They Will LOCK the wheel in place.


http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...el-Nut-Black-4
These are the best bang for your buck. They are very tough to get off and work great.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Senator315 View Post
Get a metal file and a block of wood.

Put the wheel nut between them and press it in a vise.

This comes out really nice and looks better than using a dremel.
Wow! These came out great. I'll have to try this technique some time.

I've been cutting grooves throughout the lock nut in varying directions and have not lost a wheel since doing this 4 years ago.
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Originally Posted by dsl View Post
Wow! These came out great. I'll have to try this technique some time.

I've been cutting grooves throughout the lock nut in varying directions and have not lost a wheel since doing this 4 years ago.


I tried the File method the other night, Little Tip. USE a Newer sharp file, My Dull one really didn't work That Great, Had TO CRUSH the living crap out of the nut to make the right indentation's but it did work after testing and finding plastic shaving's.
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Originally Posted by Juice1 View Post
I use the nuts from a D8 or D8t on my Losi.
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Default these look nice

I like the mugen ones, but these look really well made...I always have liked King Headz products...

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...el-Nut-Black-4
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