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Old 02-25-2007, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default Aluminum Steering Hub VS Plastic..

What the title says. Me and my buddy are looking into getting aluminum steering knuckles, but all the fast guys still race plastics. I know i'd break more arms doing so, but i'd like your guy's opinion. We each broke a knuckle this weekend (me 3, him 2 i think).

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What the title says. Me and my buddy are looking into getting aluminum steering knuckles, but all the fast guys still race plastics. I know i'd break more arms doing so, but i'd like your guy's opinion. We each broke a knuckle this weekend (me 3, him 2 i think).

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with aluminum you may have a bent knuckle with out you knowing
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I personally run the aluminum knuckles on my cars...they are slightly stiffer, add a little weight to the front of the car, and do not break costing me a run. I have never bent one yet.
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I have run the Tamale aluminum C hubs and Steering hubs for two carpet seasons without breaking or bending one. In that time I have broken 2 arms... both in one day ... so I wouldnt say it made the arms any more prone to breaking. Stephen can back me up on this
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Yea I gave them a test....lmao...I have your belts too!!!
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heh thanks guys. I'll definately look more into buying the knuckle's.
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Aluminum knuckles and hubs offer more precison and do not wear out.
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Bumping an old thread because I am considering aluminum c hubs and spindles because I keep breaking them.
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Bumping an old thread because I am considering aluminum c hubs and spindles because I keep breaking them.
If you go aluminum, get the knuckle and c-hub. With just the knuckle you end up breaking the c-hub. With both, the arm becomes the weak point and most arms are not very weak, thus less likely to break. Another reason, not mentioned here, for getting the knuckles and rear uprights in aluminum, they keep the bearings more true and aligned than plastic and will not melt down in case of a seized bearing.
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