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plenty people use them dave, not for me though as an axle nut is usually around 100n torque, I would fit a stainless one though.

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Not sure I'd fancy an alloy axle nut mate TBH. No facility for a split pin or R clip by the look of it either.  Suspect 

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Not sure I'd fancy an alloy axle nut mate TBH. No facility for a split pin or R clip by the look of it either.  Suspect 


"•The assembly is very easy: through a simple hexagonal key"

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@Davehutch wrote:
Not sure I'd fancy an alloy axle nut mate TBH. No facility for a split pin or R clip by the look of it either.  Suspect 


"•The assembly is very easy: through a simple hexagonal key"


Well, yeah, a socket I assume they mean. But no means of locking it in place. My axle has a hole through the middle to pass a split pin or R clip through, so the nut can't back off. Surely yours does too?

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@Davehutch wrote:
Not sure I'd fancy an alloy axle nut mate TBH. No facility for a split pin or R clip by the look of it either.  Suspect 


"•The assembly is very easy: through a simple hexagonal key"


Well, yeah, a socket I assume they mean. But no means of locking it in place. My axle has a hole through the middle to pass a split pin or R clip through, so the nut can't back off. Surely yours does too?
no just torque alone , but I know what you mean , I didn't realize that is what that meant IE: hexagonal key = socket lol

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@madcarper wrote:
do they not do a racing version that you can lockwire dave.
think they do but not in blue , but think you have both answered my question anyway , I wont bother  thumbs 

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Get yourself some of that thread sealant? Made by Loctite, but not Loctite  scratch it actually is a kind of rubber sealant which acts as an anti vibration measure to keep the nut in place. I'll see if I can find some on the net.  Smile 

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when you tighten a nut up because of the form of the thread you are effectively trying to spread the nut apart. this requires the material to have a good tensile strength and Aluminium has nowhere near the same tensile strength as steel or titanium so these nuts can and do sometimes crack.

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not worth the hassle m8 if your unsure now it'll be on your mind - get a nice shiny stainless one  thumbs 

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