Best Hex for Savage Flux HP

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Best Hex for Savage Flux HP

Post by neooleg » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:30 pm

Greetings to all!

I'm newbie with Savage Flux HP (not XL). After read this forum I understand that it's necessary to have 17mm Hex, but also I was confused because a lot of options. Summary of my research is:

1. Here tpiolds suggested Associated RC8T. I like it. Is it good enough for start? Which is more preferable wider or narrow?
2. A lot of people suggest Ofna Hex (some kind of this but 17mm?). However, I don't understand why? Which advantages they have? E.g. here ramos617 describe a process how to install ofna Lx1.

Perhaps, you can suggest for me any other best hex?

My criteria:
1. Bashing style is preferable in ride.
2. Good controllability.
3. Best quality.

Thanks,
Oleg.

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Post by donyms » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:03 pm

HR 17mm Hex Hubs I use these and they are great. Just a little blue loctite on the barrel nuts and your good to go.
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Post by neooleg » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:18 pm

donyms, thanks a lot.

Yes, I also reviewed them. It's really cool. However, it's difficult to ship it to Ukraine (where I live). Unfortunatelly, HSF10S07 doesn't sold at amain.com which I use.

What are you think about RC8T?

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Post by ghonda99 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:51 pm

I did the rc8t mod to my flux. You have to drill out the pin hole in the axle of the flux for these to fit. Also I put a threaded space in the center hole of the rc8t hex to prevent it from wobbling. I found the spacer at my local hardware store that was the same thread pitch as the flux axles. Just use loctite on the spacers to keep them in place.  If you do this mod, in order to drill out the pin holes you have to be patient and go slow as the axles are really hard. I used 89330 hexes which are the wider ones. The are out of stock pretty much everywhere right now but should be in at the end of the month.

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Post by xTKxhom3r » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:59 pm

i did the rc8t mod and it worked for a while but the pin holes started to wobble out with heavy bashing then i started to get wheel slop...totally not worth the trouble i had to buy 4 new axels because of it

save your money and your time and just get the hotracing ones their amazing! everything works right out of the box their really high quality and look great

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Post by ghonda99 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:59 pm

Like I said I put a threaded aluminum spacer in the center of the rc8t hex which effectively extends the axle and supports the hex. I noticed the slop when i first did the mod.  I realized the hexes needed to be supported in order to work correctly and not wear out the axles.  If you don't have something to support the hex the pin just acts as a pivot and slop and wobble will develop. I run big joes on the truck without issues. I have run about 15 charges through the truck without any problems. I would have gotten the hot racing hexes but they weren't available at the time.

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Post by neooleg » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:25 am

Guys, thank you very much!

Your feedback is really useful. In summary, I will buy Hot Racing HSF10S07 even if it's difficult to ship it to me.

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Post by Marwell » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:59 am

Which xeh'es wuold give me the widest offset?

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Post by Clintmac » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:01 pm

I posted on wrong page, do not know how to delete a post yet lol sorry

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Post by tim4i » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:38 am

Hot Racing Hex Set all the way... check the HR site or ebay.

They have a +5mm Offset too.

Red Loctite the internal barrel nuts - and I put a spot of Blue on the outside Hex. For some reason they still came off, even with the silly rubber grommet. We spent 20mins looking for the sucker...in a construction site no less.

They are twice the mass of the standard nuts + hex. 33g vs 68grams
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There is a fine line between [i]bashing[/i] and [i]trashing[/i].....so I like to carry spares.

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Post by RandallT » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:30 pm

Where djid you get those awesome looking wheel hexes? I just bought my first savage flux and have been looking for some nice hexes. Thanks
Randall T. [b]

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Post by tim4i » Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:52 am

Hot Racing 17mm Hex Adaptor Set for Savage Flux HP
Ebay is your friend

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ONLY WORKS IF YOU USE STOCK WHEELS.
There is a fine line between [i]bashing[/i] and [i]trashing[/i].....so I like to carry spares.

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Post by SeeGee911 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:04 pm

[quote="tim4i";p="885583"]Hot Racing 17mm Hex Adaptor Set for Savage Flux HP
Ebay is your friend

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ONLY WORKS IF YOU USE STOCK WHEELS.[/quote]
Not true. I just flipped the spacers and it works beautifully.

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Post by turboit13 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:11 pm

old thread I know but I had previously bought the hpi 17mm hex conversion but realized I wanted wider stance, so the plan was to buy the xl axles and RC8T hexes and do the mod described above. I got the
RC8 T hexes and was planning on selling the hpi hex conversion but then I decided to see if the RC8T hexes would fit and give the same width and it does! its a lot of money then buying the hotracing setup which in hindsight would be the route I would go from the get go knowing what I know now.  I'll have to post pictures later.

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