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    loosening wheel locknuts

    anyone had problems with 3.3 t maxx,every time i run it the wheel nuts are loose on all wheels afterwards,i had to get some loctite,that did it now it's all good

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    I haven't had this problem, but I think it would be nice if there was room to double nut them for racing purposes. I think that certain CVD's leave enough thread to do just that. I'm glad the locktite worked, Hopefully you used the removable kind though! lol
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    haven't had that problem either. Wish you the best of luck when you try to get them off though.
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    I have the same problem, I usually just crank down on them extra tight with a glowplug wrench before I run. That typically stops them from loosening.
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    Put alittle bit of blue lock-tite on the threads before tightening them.


    Also make sure your tires are balanced. Sounds like a vibration issue.
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    I have the same problem, almost to the point where I will be doing damage to the inside of the rim. I was thinking of the those knock off hub nuts. Anyone ever tried them?
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    i have same problem with the left rear to where i stripped the rim and hub does anyone know wut kind of rim i need to buy 23mm hex ect. not sure wuts stock with the 3.3 thanks for any help

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruffryder505
    I have the same problem, almost to the point where I will be doing damage to the inside of the rim. I was thinking of the those knock off hub nuts. Anyone ever tried them?
    http://www.rcraveninc.com/c=OAnnimP9...product/TMKOBA
    I USED to have them but the stock nuts are better. The knock offs do not have any real locking features so they will loosen and fall off. After I bought 2 sets to replace the couple that fell off. I just switch back to the stock nuts.

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    I second the blue locktite. I use it eveytime just to be safe

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    yes the the blue loctite is what i used easy to get off,and keeps wheels tight

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7-mag
    i have same problem with the left rear to where i stripped the rim and hub does anyone know wut kind of rim i need to buy 23mm hex ect. not sure wuts stock with the 3.3 thanks for any help

    Im using the proline velocity 40 series wheel w/ the 23mm hex…. w/ a bow tie tire and it works great at my local track…

    I do have problems w/ the left rear nut loosening… I bought some new wheel nuts and now I never re-use a wheel nut (on the left side) because the nylon locker inside of the nut loses it ability to lock… and I use lock tight also… this seems like it fixed my problem…

    So what I do is use brand new nut on the left side every time I remove the wheels I move the nuts from the left to the right and put the ones that were on the right in the used nut pile… This might be a little extreme but I don’t want my truck to break in a race. and the rigth side dose not seem to be as much of a problem...

    I’ve also had an experience of tightening the wheel nut to much and while I was driving the axle broke right where the nut was… the nut didn’t move but the wheel still fell off… lol

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    How many times have you taken the nuts off? The more you removes them the more the nylon wears. Just try to get a new set of nuts. That just might do the trick, it did for me. (I had no choice, couldn't find the nut in a field)
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    I have the Pro-Line 23mm hubs as well and they have a tendancy to loosen even after a tank. How do I stop this? I cant imagine making it through a long main????
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    The self locking wheel nuts are worn replace them and your problem is resolved.
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    Im referring to the pro-line blue wheel nuts not the traxxas ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jneff28
    I have the Pro-Line 23mm hubs as well and they have a tendancy to loosen even after a tank. How do I stop this? I cant imagine making it through a long main????
    I used lock tight on the 23mm hubs also. I took a ½” drive 23mm socket and tighten the nuts up as tight as I could get them and mine have not budged in about a month of racing about (2) 5 minute races and (1) 7 minute main per weekend plus some bashing and tuning during the week…

    I did this when they were new and as I just found out on another thread the surface has to be very clean for the lock tight to work the best and you need 24 cure time... So try cleaning them up and re-lock tight them…

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    Double nuts

    I had the wheel nuts come loose every run on my tmaxx and revo. I found that if you take a stock wheel nut a grind it down to 3/16"(grind the locking side) thick you can use it and a standard m5 locknut. This has fixed the problem of them backing off. I did the same thing on 23mm hexes that I made with the same results.

    Remember that if you tighten the wheel nuts to much you will put to much preload on the bearings not to count adding drag to the wheels rotating.
    Last edited by RevoMaxximus; 05-10-2006 at 11:44 AM.
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    I used some shoe goo on my stock nuts (same on my e clips) seem to hold up very well.

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    My friend had the same problem, the nuts would always back out when he ran(which is weird, i've had the same nuts since i bought my truck and no problems). He bought some new locking nuts(stock replacements) and hasent had a problem since.

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