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    Just for those who haven't done it. You can use M3 bolts or just bigger self tappers as well. You could get these cheaper if you look around and buy them in higher quantities. These are free post and packing though so not too bad as that would be at least 3 so they are only costing you a couple of squid for 100.

    Just to give those some ideas who haven't done it.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3604333667...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2817541851...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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    Ohh nice slicks
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    Don't have issues with stock screws but will prepare for the future.

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    Its definitely worth doing. I found it just helps in bash proofing your wheels as you don't have to worry about them again. I was alright with the stock screws for awhile but then they started to pull out so went for the nut and bolt mod with Silverback beadlock screws on the inside. It really does help with the reliability of the wheels especially if you have some good beadlocks like silverbacks new ones. They are well tough. The 3mm bolts are much stronger but ever so slightly heavier so I went for the 2.5mmx12 instead of 3mmx 16. Splitting hairs really regarding the weight but thats just me. Probably should have stuck the M3 in there. Which ever ones you get I think they look good too

    Fcuk me. Just over 3kg all up.
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    Interested to know the weight of a single nut & bolt in M2.5 & M3 compared with the #6 (M3.3) self tap sized screws I sell.

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    Your self tappers are the mutts m8. Nothing wrong with them. But I have to do nut and bolt mod on the outside. Its just my car just goes so fast. Or I'm just an arse driver and just don't slow down corners. One or the other?

    I will try and weigh them all up if its any help. The M2.5x12 aren't very heavy to be fair but there is a definite difference when going to an M3. But M3 is much tougher and don't bend as easily. I will weigh them for you if I can

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    The reason I asked was that I had a one of the #4 sized screws pull through a v3 beadlock some time ago. The most likely reason was because I enlarged the profile to accommodate the stock Losi fixings (a criticism of the v2 outers was that the Losi hardware was not compatible). It was as a result of this that I developed the larger screw for the v3 rings.

    For the record... (single screw weight)

    #4 = 0.61 grams (average, based on pack of 40 screws) Used on flat inner, flat outer, v1 & v2 lipped outer.

    #6 = 1.07 grams (average, based on pack of 40 screws) Used on lipped inner, v3 lipped outer.

    Perhaps Dean may use Ti beadlock bolts, as he likes to save as much weight as possible. He can provide weights for those if he uses them.

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    M2.5x12 x40 = 37g. 0.925g per nut and bolt
    M3x16 x40 = 63g. 1.575g per nut and bolt
    stainless steel with stainless steel nyloc locking nut
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    Tried the nut and bolt mod and to be perfectly honest was a complete pain in the arse to do with no real benefits on performance. Get a top quality screw and don't over tighten it. Simple

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    But just look at how lush these wheels turned out nut and bolted
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    Quote Originally Posted by biscuits View Post
    But just look at how lush these wheels turned out nut and bolted
    Much better nut and bolted imo, takes time to do but benefits for me was not having to check after every run, pita

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    I think its better too and well worth doing.

    Those wheels do look nice though don't they?

    Pity about the rears though hey

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    how long the screw needs to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatalinU View Post
    how long the screw needs to be?
    depends what wheels you have, some have a larger raised back to hole than others, should be safe getting 20mm cover all wheels then

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    thx.will do that,soon as i get home

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