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Old 05-04-2020, 03:03 AM   #1
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Silver M2.5 x 8mm Scale Wheel Bolts








Black M2.5 x 8mm Scale Wheel Bolts


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3mm Hex Socket Tools for M2.5 Scale Hex Bolts
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Old 05-04-2020, 06:25 AM   #2
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Sweet!! I've managed to allready loose some on my 2.2" wheels on my trx-6..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh-2AKg1vCg&t=309s
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Very cool! I'll be ordering some when they are available.
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Old 05-05-2020, 01:37 AM   #4
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Me too. Very nice scale detail
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Great job, Chris. Keep them QUALITY products coming.

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Once again, SSD for the win!
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Smashing! One more thing I don't have to get from that other place.
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Old 05-08-2020, 12:55 PM   #9
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Wonderful SSD! I can see both of these colors in use on my vehicles. I'll be ordering some too ASAP.

Can I make another bolt request for your awesome wheels? Please sell the bolts that you supply with your wheels to hold the beadlock clamp rings and the hubs onto the wheels as well.

The reason is that over a long period of time, I have worn out several screws changing tires and foams while trying new combinations or due to vehicle upgrades. I tried buying new bolts online from several different sources but they all had the same issue--the OD of the bolt head was slightly too large.

By my measurements, the SSD-supplied screws are an M2.5x8 cap head type with an head OD of 4.25mm. However, the other bolts I've purchased online have a head OD of somewhere between 4.5mm-4.75mm--close but too big to fit into the beadlock clamp ring holes without contacting the side of the clamp ring.

Out of desperation, I tried to wedge the too big screws into the holes anyway and all I successfully did was scratch the anodized finish off of the clamp ring and start to cross-thread the screws into the holes (necessitating that I re-tap the damaged screw holes).

But if SSD is kind enough to sell the exact same bolts that come with all of their wheels and hub/brake rotor kits then problem solved!
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By my measurements, the SSD-supplied screws are an M2.5x8 cap head type with an head OD of 4.25mm. However, the other bolts I've purchased online have a head OD of somewhere between 4.5mm-4.75mm--close but too big to fit into the beadlock clamp ring holes without contacting the side of the clamp ring.
I've run into this issue before too, what I usually do is put the screw into my drill and spin the head against a file to shave it down.
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I've run into this issue before too, what I usually do is put the screw into my drill and spin the head against a file to shave it down.
Thanks for the idea. I may give it a try.
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Old 05-12-2020, 09:26 AM   #12
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Does anyone know the ETA for when RPP or Amain will have these scale bolts and the sockets available?
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https://www.rpphobby.com/product_p/gma72104.htm those work well if you don't want to wait. I'm not gonna lie, I was really hoping SSD was going to come out with some 2.5mm acorn style lug nuts, not the same style hex head as the gmade bolts I've been running (in SSD hubs) for years.
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Does anyone know the ETA for when RPP or Amain will have these scale bolts and the sockets available?

They are enrute to Amain. RPP has not added them yet.
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https://www.rpphobby.com/product_p/gma72104.htm those work well if you don't want to wait. I'm not gonna lie, I was really hoping SSD was going to come out with some 2.5mm acorn style lug nuts, not the same style hex head as the gmade bolts I've been running (in SSD hubs) for years.
No the same really. SSD scale wheel bolt heads are shaped like wheel bolts and not just a regular hex head like others. They are taller and there is a curved edga at the top. Small difference but it is what makes them a wheel bolt and not just a hex head.

I did make taller samples with a dome at the top and they looked too tall when installed. So I opted for a design that looks better when installed in the wheel.

Also ours are $5.99 for 30pcs.

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