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rear wheels coming lose

Old 03-24-2009, 08:26 PM
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rear wheels in vxl stampede with wheel extensions keep coming lose.I used some thread lock but maybe the tamiya thread locks is not strong enough.don't want to use to strong of stuff that would not come out when for maintance time.THe wheel extensions work greattt!!! no more fliping.At top speed turning ie easy,but every so often you have to come in and tighten up the wheel nuts.thanks
Old 03-24-2009, 09:41 PM
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I've never had to use anything more than blue thread lock for wheel nuts, no matter what the case. It's possible you have a bad bottle of thread lock. Make sure the threads are clean, and let the thread lock dry over night.

If you still need something stronger... Mix blue and red thread lock to get purple thread lock. It's not permanent, but it'll be stronger than the blue. I always use purple on my grub screws.
Old 03-25-2009, 09:36 AM
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Check to see if the drive hexes are fully seated over the axle pins. A regular lock nut should be more than enough keep the wheel on.
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check to see if the white piece of plastic is still in your nuts.if it not you need nuts.also check the threads on the shaft.
Old 03-25-2009, 04:28 PM
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nylock nuts don't last forever. It might be time to replace them with new ones.
Old 03-25-2009, 06:46 PM
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Strangely this seems to be a common problem on stampedes and rustlers. I've seen a lot of threads (not only on RCU) about this problem.
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ORIGINAL: i8tweety

nylock nuts don't last forever. It might be time to replace them with new ones.
Very True.......Back in the 14mm Hub Days with Small Axles and Lock Nuts.....I Used to change out the Lock nuts after 4 or 5 times of having the wheels on and off......



I use Wave Washers on my 17mm/20mm & 23mm Hex's these days,(Much better than Loctight)







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