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    Wheel hex stripped

    1. So I have got mips on all fours with trenchers at the back. Recently, one of my rear wheels stripped and I might get a new wheel. (the tyres are hardly worn). If I go for a new wheel, what can I do to prevent it from stripping again?

    2. Is 17mm a worthwhile upgrade? If I can keep the locking screws from backing out, the wheels shouldn't strip right? (I'm not sure if they came loose.)

    3. Whats the difference between these two? Is it just the colour, or does the second one lock better?
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXSGZ2&P=ML
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXSHA1&P=7

    Thanks in advance!

    BTW, I'm running 3s on the stock 2-pole Velineon 3500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theunliked View Post
    Whats the difference between these two? Is it just the colour, or does the second one lock better?
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXSGZ2&P=ML
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXSHA1&P=7
    The first one is aluminum and requires a 6mm nut driver. The second one is aluminum and requires a 7mm nut driver.
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    So will the second one lock tighter?

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    MIP are great but the metal hex nut will continue to strip the plastic rims
    I use HR 17mm hexes and the work great no issues at all

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    What wheels do you have? I prefer to stick with what I have now, since these tyres are hardly worn. Are there any 17mm wheels that will fit the 2.2/3.0" proline trenchers?

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    I use the f-11 rims with 2.8 trenches
    I don't use the stock size tires

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    I would look at buggy tires they are 1/8th size and are normally 17mm

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    Are there any beadlock options? I personally prefer them, since I don't have to buy a new wheel every time.

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    I run the mip shafts with mip 17mm hexes, f11 wheels and trenchers. HR Hexes are probably better.

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    2. Forget those little 12mm hex especially if you are running 3s. I highly recommend 17mm. I haven't stripped one yet, even on 6s. You can go with buggy tires/wheels or SC tires with Team Associated SC8 wheels.

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    I was just wondering, would these work for now? It's slightly wider.
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCKBM&P=7

    I'll use these till my trenchers wear out, then upgrade to 17mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theunliked View Post
    Are there any beadlock options? I personally prefer them, since I don't have to buy a new wheel every time.
    Proline has beadlock wheels with 12mm hex. I haven't seen any beadlock for buggy or short course 17mm hex wheels.



    Yes, those slightly wider Pro-Line F-11 +3 Offset 2.2/3.0 Black Wheels will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theunliked View Post
    What wheels do you have? I prefer to stick with what I have now, since these tyres are hardly worn. Are there any 17mm wheels that will fit the 2.2/3.0" proline trenchers?
    I mounted 2.2/3.0 Trenchers on these:

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...VSEARCH=LXCRJD

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    Ford GT vxl

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    Well, I'm in the minority here but I haven't stripped a 12mm hex hub in years. I use aluminum hexes with serrated nylon lock nuts and crank down real hard. I wheelie and jump all of my trucks (Sla2h, Rusty, P2de, Sl4sh, and P4de) running 3s insane speeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvogel View Post
    Well, I'm in the minority here but I haven't stripped a 12mm hex hub in years. I use aluminum hexes with serrated nylon lock nuts and crank down real hard. I wheelie and jump all of my trucks (Sla2h, Rusty, P2de, Sl4sh, and P4de) running 3s insane speeds.
    I myself only stripped one 12mm hex and that was 100% my fault. Ran 3s for awhile on 12mm and never stripped one due too having too much power. Only upgraded too 17mm because I got a good deal on the tire/wheel combo I have now. Otherwise I'd still be running 12mm.

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    I had stripped my stock 12mm talons back in the days, then all my desperado wheels too, have since gone to 17mm HR hex over my MIP X duties and enjoy 1/8 buggy lock duratrax wheels (17mm) as well as my mashers on F11 17mm hex and 7mm hex 12 spoke sc ***. wheels with badlands on.....I think I will stick to 17mm hex for now, untill I get one of those great wheels by RC4WD that El Sob has on his rides.....
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