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17mm hex - 03.07.2009, 06:38 AM

Hi guys,

Im getting some new rims for my e-revo, and want to upgrade to 17mm hexes. Can anyone recommend some good makes?
I've heard the Ofna and Maximizer and M2C Racing ones are rubbish.

Any help greatly appreciated

or reccommend any 23mm ones (apart from proline)?

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03.07.2009, 06:43 AM

If that's the case, just buy the revo 17mm hexes made by traxxas..


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03.07.2009, 06:53 AM

I've heard the new traxxas ones dont hold together much, and Im not sure if they are available yet in the UK
   
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omd i just realised the proline hexes come in pairs - so thats 24 for a set of 4! Thats crazy
   
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Rubbish. - 03.07.2009, 08:11 AM

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omd i just realised the proline hexes come in pairs - so thats 24 for a set of 4! Thats crazy
Whats wrong with the Ofna adapters? (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXXE06) $22 for a set or 4 is reasonable in my opinion, and they seem to work just fine. I only use them for bashing, but I have had no trouble with them yet. Integy also has some as well, but not too many people support them in here.


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integy is just junk, and the Ofna ones have got terrible reviews (from what i've read)
   
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integy is just junk, and the Ofna ones have got terrible reviews (from what i've read)
Ok well the ones that have been mentioned so far, from what I have seen are the only ones available that fit onto the Revo shafts. So good luck with that.


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03.07.2009, 09:09 AM

I use the Maximizers they work just fine, I have never had a problem...they run about $25 USD for a set


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03.07.2009, 10:38 AM

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Whats wrong with the Ofna adapters? (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXXE06) $22 for a set or 4 is reasonable in my opinion, and they seem to work just fine. I only use them for bashing, but I have had no trouble with them yet. Integy also has some as well, but not too many people support them in here.
The Ofna hubs would be my recommendation as well.
   
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03.07.2009, 10:50 AM

Have had any problems with my Ofna 17mm hexes either!


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03.07.2009, 10:58 AM

I haven't had any problems with the Ofna's either. You have to loc-tite the nut, but you have to use it with the Traxxas hubs too.

Ofna or Traxxas are the way to go with the 17mm. The problems people have are due to stupidity. Loc-Tite the nuts.
   
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03.07.2009, 11:16 AM

A little trick to help keep the nuts on is to take a cutoff wheel on a dremel and put a few small grooves on each flat that presses against the wheels. That little bit of edge helps keep the nut from backing off of the wheel when loctite isn't used.
   
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03.07.2009, 12:05 PM

The only problem with the onfa nuts adapters are that the steel threads of the axle cut into the alu hex adapter, and after time create a bit of wobble as the axle hole get enlarged. The Maximizers work well also, just they use normal 5mm nuts. Both work well if you know what the complaints are. I've used both.

I actually made a fix to my Ofna adapters. I took a section of the 6mm red TRX pushrods, drilled them out further, and then threaded them w/ a 5mm tap. Cut them into a small section and threaded them onto the Revo axle. I then drilled out the Ofna adapter to approx 6mm all the way thru (only half is 6mm, the rest is ~5mm to rest on threads of axle.) I used a SAE bit that was very close to 6mm.

Never got to really test it out as the revo is collecting dust. It should work as a great fix to wobbly ofna adapters if you have them.

In the end I do slightly prefer the Ofna adapters as its a 17mm hex nut. Maximizers work very well too tho.

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03.07.2009, 01:47 PM

I have had the grub screw back out and fall out along with the retaining pin on my Ofna 17mm adapters. Ofna does not sell the retaining pin seperately so I had to use a dremel and make a replacement retaining pin. Besides this I have had no problems. I also use mine with Maximizer beadlocks.


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03.07.2009, 02:32 PM

The two kinds of hexes I can think of right now that are very durable and slop free are the RD Racing or M2C hexes on 8mm stub axles. But also the most expensive. The cheap way I decided to go a couple years back was with Ofna adapters with some modifications. If you can do some work and have a few tools, here's what I did.

The problem with running 17 mm adapters on the Traxxas stub axles is the small amount of slop gets bigger as the adapters get eaten by the threads of the stub axles.


Here's a drawing of what I did.


and now for the step by step part. Once you click the thumbnail, read the small text underneath the big pic that explains the procedure.




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