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Ted Hamilton

Nearly every dirt oval karter I’ve ever seen uses a battery impact only for tightening and loosening their tires, on 1/4″ and occasionally 5/16″ studs.

I use a Ryobi Li-Ion 18v cordless impact / hex drive with 3/8″ adapter, for both my oval and sprint karts and have never had an issue. I also use NON-SERRATED flange nuts on my aluminum rims to prevent gouging, etc.

Never had an issue with wheel loss except for the one tony mag wheel I forgot to hand tighten before I had the cordless, and ruined on initial use….doh!

2014 Praga Dragon / IAME KA-100

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