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Old 12-27-2007, 07:42 AM   #1
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I just got a Losi XXX-NT RTR to race/bash with. If its anything like my electric cars, i will break a lot of parts. Im considering going ahead and getting the aluminum arms, c-hubs, etc so i wont have to worry about breaking stuff as much. Is there any downside to the aluminum stuff. Does it make the truck pretty bulletproof, or will it just break the next part in line and end up being even more of a pain?
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Some Aluminum is good such as bumpers and hubs but alot is not good. The problem with aluminum is that it doesn't give. so when you hit somthing the aluminum won't break but somthing else will. I guess what i a saying is that by getting aluminum you are not not going to break anthing, you will just break the next part in line.
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Plus, when things do bend, they stay bent!!!
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:29 AM   #4
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Plus, when things do bend, they stay bent!!!
That was also a question i had... how much stronger the stuff really is... like the same impact that would normally snap an a-arm... does it now just bend it? If thats the case then it would be pointless because regarless if its bent or broken... it still needs replaced.
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Exactly. As stated above the aluminum will either bend or you've moved the break point to another part, such as whatever the arm attaches to.

So, the way to look at it is; Which is easier and faster to change out when something breaks? An arm, C hub, or a diff housing?

Also cost is factor. For that aluminum Arm set that say, cost you 25 or so dollars how many arms could you have bought....

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That was also a question i had... how much stronger the stuff really is... like the same impact that would normally snap an a-arm... does it now just bend it? If thats the case then it would be pointless because regarless if its bent or broken... it still needs replaced.
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If you want to get stronger arms go with rpm arms. They flex but they don't break and they are much lighter and much cheaper than aluminum arms.
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I've personally seen some RPM arms endure rediculous amounts of abuse. They seem to have a great material for our application (RC racing arms and bits).

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The aluminum rear pivot is the only aluminum part I would go with.
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If you want to get stronger arms go with rpm arms. They flex but they don't break and they are much lighter and much cheaper than aluminum arms.
Sounds like the way to go... i will look into those... thanks!
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The aluminum rear pivot is the only aluminum part I would go with.
Front and rear pivot blocks and rear uprights.....try Rockconcepts.....they should have what you need.
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Cool i'll check into those parts myself i just got one too from santa
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RPM is the way to go. If they have some warp at the end of the SEASON, you can replace them then, with fresh ones. Everything wears out eventually, the RPM material just takes a lot longer. LOL. I broke a couple on my Revo a long time ago. Haven't seen an RPM anything break for the last couple of years.
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