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    Wheel nuts come loose?

    I have tried Traxxas Aluminum and Steel nuts. Traxxas, Proline, and Jconcept wheels. MIPS axles. I tighten them with the wrench they supply, and when that didn't work, I used pliers on the wrench to get even tighter. Thread lock is used too. Seems like one or more come loose after just one battery pack. 20 minutes. What gives?

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    Are you using new flanged nylock nuts?

    Have you cleaned the threaded area with alcohol before putting on the nuts?

    When you have used thread locker, did you let it cure over night?
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    They will come loose if you over tighten them

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    Quote Originally Posted by bent_hinge_pin View Post
    They will come loose if you over tighten them

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    Can you explain why?

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    Depending on who you ask, Nyloc nuts are not reusable.
    I prefer serrated or dimpled nuts.
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    If they truly keep coming off. Get the non nyloc with the serrated flange. Use blue locktite. If that don't work use the red. You can always get them loose with heat if needed.....
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    On my Ultimate edition with the aluminum rims, I am using red Loctite to hold the wheel nuts on. I needed to replace the wheel nuts and the hobby shop didn't have any with the nyloc. I have to use an impact gun to remove them but they won't come loose on their own
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sob View Post
    On my Ultimate edition with the aluminum rims, I am using red Loctite to hold the wheel nuts on. I needed to replace the wheel nuts and the hobby shop didn't have any with the nyloc. I have to use an impact gun to remove them but they won't come loose on their own
    Glad you commented on this El Sob. I was wondering how well the nuts would hold with the aluminum rims. I know when I tighten mine, once the aluminum hits the metal hex that's it. No place for an adjusted tightness.

    So you can't loosen them with a hand nut runner with red Locktite? Also when you say an impact gun. Do you mean an actual impact gun or an impact drill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbiker2 View Post
    Can you explain why?
    Nope sure cant just know it happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by lektro View Post
    Glad you commented on this El Sob. I was wondering how well the nuts would hold with the aluminum rims. I know when I tighten mine, once the aluminum hits the metal hex that's it. No place for an adjusted tightness.

    So you can't loosen them with a hand nut runner with red Locktite? Also when you say an impact gun. Do you mean an actual impact gun or an impact drill?
    Nyloc nuts have served me well. I just wore them out. So I took what was available. I do use an electric impact gun. The same one I use to remove the lug nuts on my 1:1 vehicle. I haven't tried to remove them with a wrench.
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    I have not ever had to do more than replace the locknut on any of my vehicles that use such fasteners. If you are having such a problem with your wheels, I suggest that there is something else amiss.
    Are the tires balanced? Are the bearings good? Are the axle shafts straight? What non-stock parts are you running?
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    What ksb51rl said ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Depending on who you ask, Nyloc nuts are not reusable.
    I prefer serrated or dimpled nuts.
    Depends...

    In the world of submarine quality assurance, nylocks are a single-use consumable item. In the world of RC, I go by feel. If a nylock is too easy to put on, then I figure the nylon is no longer doing anything for me, so I toss it and put on a new one. But, just for kicks and giggles, when I do put a new one on I will clean up the threaded portion of the drive shaft.
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    Use nyloc AND machined aluminum serrated wheelnuts. The kind with sharp exposed serrations done after they’ve been color-anodized. The serrations will be a plain raw silver aluminum color.
    Last edited by RazorRC22; 09-14-2018 at 05:50 PM.
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