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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Wolfslash16's Avatar
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    Exclamation My Version Of Fixing Wheel Hex Slop...

    Hey guys! Just thought I'd post up my version of how to fix the slop in the 17mm wheel hexs. It only took my about 10 min to fix all 4 tires. Really easy, cheap, and VERY effective.

    What you need:
    Roll of plumbers Teflon Tape
    That's it!


    First, after you take the wheel off, take the teflon tape and start wraping it around the threads on the axle shaft. I'm not sure how much is enough, but I just do about 2-3 wraps.


    Then, grap the axle shaft and press down hard while turning your fingers with the way it's wraped, so you don't un-wrap it. You need to do that to press in down into the threads and push the air bubbles out.


    THen, when you put the wheel hex back on, push it on slowly while turning it, so it "squishes" the teflon tape even with the wheel hex. It will scrape off the exess teflon and push it to the start of the threads. When you done, it should look like this. Notice the "ring" of exess tape where the threads meet the axle shaft.

    All that's left is to pull of the "ring" of exess tape off, then put the wheel hex back on! Tada! No more wheel hex sop! I hope this helps you guys as much as doing this helped me!
    Last edited by Wolfslash16; 01-13-2013 at 06:31 PM.
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. humayrayakongkinaon's Avatar
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    i do it mine too and sometimes i use electrical tape lol.
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    Sweet! Great idea.

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    Its no more than a bandaid fix for an issue traxxas should have addressed a long time ago. But it works.
    I have done this in the past and unfortunately it doesn't last terribly long.
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    The problem is that the hexs grind into the inside of the hex and because the hex is ONLY secured by the pin, it gets sloppy. The teflon tape has been discussed before and as cameron said, its only a matter of time (not usually much time either), until the tape gets worn down and the hexs get sloppy again.

    This is the cheapest way ive found to fix the problem. You can either use HPI wheel nuts (with the large flange) from a savage or use a washer on a regular wheel nut. I use the HPI ones and this has held up amazing on my ERBE and my summit. NO slop has come back at all.

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...-17mm-adapters
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    Trust pave... it does work,quite well in fact and cost almost nothing.
    I run mine in some hard conditions and not a complaint from me.


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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Wolfslash16's Avatar
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    Just thought I'd update this. I've been running the hexs with the same teflon tape for a month now, and it's still working! I can't tell any difference!
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    Seen good reviews for the hpp hub sets

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. pavmentsurfer's Avatar
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    ^^ Great reviews, but have you seen the price?
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    Ya seen the price. About 60 Canadian. Really don't think that is bad for a permanent fix. Look at the other money we spend in the hobby. Hehe

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. jamann's Avatar
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    I almost ordered a set but decided to try this first(pave mod) works great and pretty much free.


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    I use HPP hubs...as said they are expensive.
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Wolfslash16's Avatar
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    Just thought I'd update date this thread. I'm still running this mod, a year and half later with no issues. Even with my Summit now being brushless it still holds up great.
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    Another thing you can do is put the edge of plastics roll is the threads and spin roll around bolt. This is a trick plumbers use to make sure T-tape doesn't peel off when threading pipe and fittings togethere. You could also look for "Rose" T-tape as it is thicker than white T-tape, yellow or gas tape is the thickest.

    But then again, never tried it on a wheel hub because the plastic could be thicker than threads.
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