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Old 04-04-2012, 10:32 AM   #41
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So fare the new rim are working out great.

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Old 04-04-2012, 11:03 AM   #42
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And they still look new,they are protected by the tire pretty good.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:02 PM   #43
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Axail 40 how to.








Now all this was done with just a drill press and a milling bet.
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Hey Mr. Vertical, do you use the stock slw hub mounting hardware? If not what do you use. Can't wait to do this I just started spinning my hexes and now I don't have to get new rims!
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:08 AM   #45
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Hey Mr. Vertical, do you use the stock slw hub mounting hardware? If not what do you use. Can't wait to do this I just started spinning my hexes and now I don't have to get new rims!
For the most part yes on a few of them i did have to use a little longer 4-40 screws.Post some pics when your done with yours.
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I must try this...very cool!!
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:52 PM   #47
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Thanks for the thread.
I bookmarked it a while back but I am about to do this to my 1.9's Axials very soon.
I don't have any DH hubs so I am just going to use a smaller drill bit and carefully drill through some 225 hubs I rarely use.
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Thanks for the thread.
I bookmarked it a while back but I am about to do this to my 1.9's Axials very soon.
I don't have any DH hubs so I am just going to use a smaller drill bit and carefully drill through some 225 hubs I rarely use.
The 225 hubs are 4-40, I used a bit from 3mm tap. then go back and thread it for 4-40.
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Thanks for the thread.
I bookmarked it a while back but I am about to do this to my 1.9's Axials very soon.
I don't have any DH hubs so I am just going to use a smaller drill bit and carefully drill through some 225 hubs I rarely use.
I would us a 5/64 drill bit first so you don't hert the threads then us a 1/8 drill bit on the rims,then you should be good to go
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The 225 hubs are 4-40, I used a bit from 3mm tap. then go back and thread it for 4-40.
Yea, I was thinking a 5/64th as mentioned below cause the ~2.5mm bit was tight and knowing me I would be chewing up the threads on the hub if I used that one.

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I would us a 5/64 drill bit first so you don't hert the threads then us a 1/8 drill bit on the rims,then you should be good to go
That's the plan
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O and for all you people going lite weight these are only 19gram with all hard ware.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:44 PM   #52
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Awsome thread..........
but when i'm ready for some, i'll just give them to you to do..........
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #53
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For you lite weight rig.


I use a 1/8 drill bet and a old VP hub.


Then use a 15/32 drill bet.

To clean it up use a body rimmer.



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I just drilled the 1.9's to fit the SLW hubs. I'll post up the after pictures once I get the longer 4-40 screws.

Thanks again for the thread.
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Keep a eye out next week i have somthing new i think you all will like it.
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Well, I started to do this mod the night before the first comp. BIG MISTAKE! While this is easy and seems to have gone fairly well I found that the axial 1.9 rims are too thick and the stock slw hardware does not reach. I didn't have any 4/40 screws and I didn't have enough 3m (plus I didn't want to bother retapping all the hub holes to 3m). The other problem I'm now having is no-one local sells any 4/40 hardware so it looks like I'm going to have to retap to 3m any way. But I do have to say I mocked one wheel up last night and it looks FRIGGIN AWSOME! Thanks for this mod and I'll be sure to take some photos when I'm done.
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Well, I started to do this mod the night before the first comp. BIG MISTAKE! While this is easy and seems to have gone fairly well I found that the axial 1.9 rims are too thick and the stock slw hardware does not reach. I didn't have any 4/40 screws and I didn't have enough 3m (plus I didn't want to bother retapping all the hub holes to 3m). The other problem I'm now having is no-one local sells any 4/40 hardware so it looks like I'm going to have to retap to 3m any way. But I do have to say I mocked one wheel up last night and it looks FRIGGIN AWSOME! Thanks for this mod and I'll be sure to take some photos when I'm done.
I just ran into the same issue. I found these! I think they should work with up to a 350 hub. I had a buddy clear out the hobby shop of black 4-40 and I had to cut them all down. The silver is going to pop on the black wheel once they come in.

TowerHobbies.com | BUKQ4120 Bulk Program Socket Head Cap Screw 4-40 x 1/2" (100)
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Well, I started to do this mod the night before the first comp. BIG MISTAKE! While this is easy and seems to have gone fairly well I found that the axial 1.9 rims are too thick and the stock slw hardware does not reach. I didn't have any 4/40 screws and I didn't have enough 3m (plus I didn't want to bother retapping all the hub holes to 3m). The other problem I'm now having is no-one local sells any 4/40 hardware so it looks like I'm going to have to retap to 3m any way. But I do have to say I mocked one wheel up last night and it looks FRIGGIN AWSOME! Thanks for this mod and I'll be sure to take some photos when I'm done.
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I just ran into the same issue. I found these! I think they should work with up to a 350 hub. I had a buddy clear out the hobby shop of black 4-40 and I had to cut them all down. The silver is going to pop on the black wheel once they come in.

TowerHobbies.com | BUKQ4120 Bulk Program Socket Head Cap Screw 4-40 x 1/2" (100)
4-40 1/2'' is what I used. Luckly I had enough to do 2 sets of wheels.
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you can also order from McMaster-Carr
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:30 PM   #60
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Retaping is the way to go for most.It goes pretty fast to retap, look forward to the pics
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