Originally Posted by chumly222
I'm having the same problem with these cheap plastic rims. The hex nut keeps spinning out the plastic rim. The hex nut is about a 1/2 inch long but it only goes into the rim about 1/16 of an inch. That is just way to much stress to be putting on plastic rims. I'd like to know why redcat doesn't develope a rim that the hex nut sets deeper into the rim? Is there a aluminum rim available for this truck? It is a 12 mm hex nut. I don't want to change the size of the tires though.
get the alloy 12mm hex. if the plastic hex strips, it usually strips out the wheel.
also, glue a plastic hex into the stripped wheels (super glue, I like the gel type) so you can keep using them.
the redcats are not the highest grade (that's why they cost less) but a little Loctite here, some grease there and checking all the hardware can keep them going for a long time.
don't forget to put some small pieces of fuel tubing on the output cup of the front diff. that will reduce the play on the front driveshafts, and keep them from poping out or binding when the wheels are fully turned.
Oh, and buy a decent steering servo. the stock ones are weak.