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Old 08-24-2015, 06:59 AM   #1
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Default Thin 7mm socket for hub/wheel nut?

So I bought a set of used beadlock wheels. The problem is I can't find a socket that is small enough on the outside to fit. I files my plastic wrench that came with the kit. But it seems that one is slipping now.
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Old 08-24-2015, 07:13 AM   #2
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Default Re: Thin 7mm socket for hub/wheel nut?

Depends on the size of the axle nut.

Grind down a 7mm socket to fit. It will be super close to fitting/taking too much socket material.

I found and use a 7mm orange handle 7mm O'Donnell driver that fits.

Or slw hub???


Maybe?
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Old 08-24-2015, 07:28 AM   #3
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I use one of these wrenches:

Thunder Tiger Cross Wheel Wrench & Fuel Tubing [TTRPD1974] | Maintenance - AMain.com - AMain.com

It fits inside a SLW hub with no mods so it should fit most other wheels.
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:52 AM   #4
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I use a Duratrax 7mm nutdriver on metric wheel nuts, but this Dynamite driver looks much thinner and the Duratrax has been discontinued.

Dynamite 7mm Machined Nut Driver [DYNT2014] - AMain.com

I've occasionally used this Craftsman nutdriver too.
Craftsman 7mm nutdriver - Sears.com

And Associated has this 7mm T-handle wheel nut wrench.
Team Associated 7mm FT T-Handle Nut Driver [ASC1569] - AMain.com
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Old 08-24-2015, 12:13 PM   #5
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Default Re: Thin 7mm socket for hub/wheel nut?

I almost wonder if there's a smaller size nut that would still fit the threaded shaft.
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Old 09-04-2015, 09:36 AM   #6
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Default Re: Thin 7mm socket for hub/wheel nut?

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I almost wonder if there's a smaller size nut that would still fit the threaded shaft.
dont see why there wouldnt be. Just figure out the pitch and you should be good to go.

according the wraith manual the axle nut is a m4 nylon lock nut.

fastenal has these
https://www.fastenal.com/products/de...L2530000A20000

8.25 for 50

Last edited by onebullet; 09-04-2015 at 10:02 AM. Reason: edit: i just noticed you wanted a smaller size nut.... i got all excited to help that i missed that part!
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Old 09-04-2015, 09:43 AM   #7
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Vanquish has one too 7mm Modified Nut Driver - Vanquish Products
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:14 AM   #8
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I bought this wrench from Yeah racing. Never been a nut driver fan, hard to get enough torque through a screwdriver handle. Wanted something similar to the big wrenches for 1/8 scale buggy nuts and better than a kit wrench so far pretty pleased.



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Old 09-06-2015, 10:31 AM   #9
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i ended up picking up one of these kits with my latest rpp order because i was sick of dealing with crappy harbor freight tools

https://www.rpphobby.com/ProductDeta...tCode=KXST0051

i know you are just looking for a solution for axle nuts (which this has) but its everything you would need in one handy little case
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:41 AM   #10
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Default Re: Thin 7mm socket for hub/wheel nut?

I'm always into spending money, but couldn't you guys just buy the cheap traxxas cross-wrench/wheel-wrench. I got one with my mini-erevo, been using it for my SLWs with no issues. If you check eBay they even come with the rest of the Allan keys that every other traxxas what-have-you comes with.
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:02 AM   #11
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Default Re: Thin 7mm socket for hub/wheel nut?

here are two from ebay, one used, one new these are 7mm deep sockets. the ends are pretty thin. good luck

Matco Tools 3 8" Drive 7mm Deep Socket 6 Point BD7M6A Metric Made USA | eBay
Proto J5007M Socket 3 8 in Dr 7mm 12 PT Deep | eBay

or there are a couple of sets of the deep sockets but why?
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I have the Losi branded version of this which is little bit nicer, they are both hex drive,
8-in-1 Hex Wrench Kit | HorizonHobby

THen I bought Team Associated socket drivers to go with it, great trailing/crawling tool in your pack or pocket to reduce weight carried with you and very high quality. They have metric and sae, thinwall sockets and other drivers.
https://www.teamassociated.com/parts/tools/
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FTW............
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I took my fat one to the bench grinder, then it was skinny.
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I took my fat one to the bench grinder, then it was skinny.
i'll bet that hurt........
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FTW............
Nice, but handle grip diameter looks kinda small for wheel nuts?
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Nice, but handle grip diameter looks kinda small for wheel nuts?
Geeez, how tight do you need your nuts..........
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:32 PM   #18
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I use a Team Associated 7mm nut driver bit in my Makita electric screwdriver w/ clutch. Automatically kills power when it's tight.

Also works great on my yeti bead locks.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:11 AM   #19
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I use protek rc nut drivers, haven't had a problem with the 7mm not fitting anything yet.

ProTek RC "TruTorque" Metric Nut Driver (7.0mm) [PTK-8226] | Maintenance - A Main Hobbies - A Main Hobbies

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