Originally Posted by Ride1226
Hmm well I will have to look into doing that. I would imagine it would probably be the best idea to do that with steel outdrives... Ill still try it with plastics though just because I have some lying around.
If you use the AL or steel CVD's with the plastic outdrives in a spool configuration... they will pop out and chew the plastic outdrives up in no time. Steel outdrives up front are the way to go. The steel diff up front helps with a litte more initial steering too... the added weight over the front axle helps weight transfer and plants the front end fast.
You can get away with using the plastic outdrives in the rear. I personally use some old school Niftech bones in the back with the pins out of the composite AE dogbones. They help the plastic outdrives last a good while because the pin is thick and beefy, unlike the pin cushion setup the Niftech bones originally came with. And believe it or not they are lighter than the AE composite bones!