That is true, also true is the stock 17mm hexes will work fine , I have used both and on my personal Savage I am using the stock HPI 17mm hexes for a couple years with zero problems, all one has to do is make sure to check the standard wheel nuts before running and they will be good to go....that will work but doesnt have the bigger stronger wheel nut of the losi setup
I am also running the hot racing setup . I kept loosing wheels even with new nylock nuts to secure the rim to the hub . After the change to the hot racing setup no problemsHot racing makes a nice set I just got them and they work perfectly eBay hot racing warlock 17mm convertion
They don't fit. HPI axles have a shoulder on them that is 8mm (I think) and the HPI specific hubs have a relief cut in them to fit over that while still having a 6mm hole for the threaded part. Traxxas hubs are smaller where the pin goes through.Has anyone tried Traxxas’ 17mm wheel hex? They have notches in then. I’m looking at upgrading the 14mm hex and get paddle tires for the snow. Traxxas makes paddle tires and they use this type of hex that is apparently compatible with reg 17mm hex. Any thoughts??