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Thread: 17mm wheel hex

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    17mm wheel hex

    I have read about people adapting to 17mm wheel hexs. What is the benefit of this?

    Thanks

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    When running 4s and up (and maybe even 3s),on stock 12mm hexes, the hexes on your wheels are at more risk of stripping when there is a sudden burst of power. same concept of when you strip the head of a screw. people upgrade to 17mm to prevent the wheels from stripping as a general preventative measure.
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    I run 17mm hexes and the only downside I've noticed is if you intend to run short course wheels the selection in 17mm is a little limited. Not hard to find, just not the selection I would of hoped for. I mostly run 2.8 wheels now. Proline makes f11 wheels in 17mm hex for the stampede 4x4 which is proper offset for the slash 4x4 as well. If you're not running big power, or have never stripped a hex it probably won't have a benefit for you besides piece of mind.

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    1/8 buggy wheels were my reason to go 17mm


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    I run 3s and have never stripped one. I was just curious thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    I run 3s and have never stripped one. I was just curious thanks.
    I stripped a few on 2s.....

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    i stripped one on 3s...comes down to wheel nuts being crappy and backing off a touch, epoxied the hex in and it still came out again
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