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Old 02-20-2013, 05:44 AM
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Will any closed 17mm wheel nut fit my 8ight 2.0? I see some 17mm closed wheel nuts for sale, and i was wondering if i could use them on my 8ight.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:16 AM
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You have to get the correct ones to fit properly. It comes in 1.0 and 1.25 threads. I am not sure what type the losi is but I'm pretty sure its 1.0. Ofna is the only ones I know that are 1.25 but I could be wrong.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:53 PM
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I have used all of these and know they work:


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has to be fine thread which is what most are, both links above are fine
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:47 AM
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Digging from the past, i wonder the same..
I want to buy colored wheel nuts for a losi 3 (which should be the same as the 4) and i need to know if its 17mm x 1 or 17mm x 1,25.
Anyone feels like helping?
thank you!
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its x 1
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:22 PM
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Keep in mind, the actual hubs come in different thickness also, that is to say the 17mm hex hole in some wheels are deeper than others the. A few years back I bought a cheap set of wheel/insert/tires for practice and because hex hole was too deep when I tightened down nut it caused actual wheel to rub up against hub carriers, which in turn caused extra load on engine. The weird thing was the wheel actually took the wheel side of the hub carriers that is usually flush with bearing and sheered it off in to what looked like a plastic washer or shim.
Recap: damaged engine, damaged hub carriers, severely worn diff gears, all because I attempted to save a buck.
Some one once told me "you gotta pay to play" don't make the same mistake I did, I ended up spending close to $300 on piston/sleeve,hub carriers,diff gears, not to mention down time. All to save $30 on a set of complete tires
1. I'm an idiot
2. Check for resistance
3. Haste makes waste
4. If something doesn't seem right, back track starting from when issue began.
The motto of this hobby in my opinion is "attention to detail" but most importantly have fun.
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