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Old 07-15-2007, 03:03 AM   #1
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Default losi 8ight aluminum spindles and spindle carriers

hi all has anybody fitted these two items r they worth buying r their any issues with them and do they offer any advantage over stock ones thanks in advance
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i have never had a problem with the stock ones so i havent had a need to buy these. They should fit exactly like the stock plastic. Just weight more, and if you hit something, instead of them giving, that force will be transferred directly to your arms.
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I run a modified version of the carriers. I like them because they allow you to adjust roll center where there is no adjustment on the plastic one.
I cut (milled) 2mm off the top of mine and I use an Xray sedan spacer system to get the roll center I want.
I does work very well.
The weight seemed to be a non-factor.
They are not that much different.
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Default alum carriers

I run them on my 8T for the same reason TEX does. I did have them on my 8B but I couldn't really add any washers under the ball link since it would touch the inner edge of the rims when the steering was turned to full lock. On my 8T there is pleanty of room between the ball link cap screw and rim to add washers under it to adjust the ball link's relative height to the inner front camber link location.

As far as transfering the force of an impact directly to the front arms, I have yet to break a front arm with or without the aluminum spindle carriers. I don't see any reason the run the alum spindles thought and would just stick to the plastic kit pieces.

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