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Old 06-16-2008, 10:53 PM   #16
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actually an aluminum chassis acts sorta like a heat sink for your motor (like what was mentioned already lol)...also if anybody runs 10th scale electric, the B44 has a CF chassis...i use to replace my chassis often just from normal wear and tear. you also have to run a protective undertray just to keep wear down. this is with a MUCH lighter kit and smaller scale.

CF would shred on an offroad track, unless you make it thick enough, with that said you wont have the same amount of flex as a aluminum chassis, so you will also have different handling characteristics..if it may be better or worst. The cost will be high, durability and function will also differ. If it was for an electric 1/8 scale kit, that may make more sense, but for nitro, i would disagree with the idea.

If you want an aftermarket chassis, i suggest looking into a BCE chassis. JMHO
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:06 AM   #17
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What does the mugen 1 peice mount have to do with Anything........u obviously dont know who Robert Over at Matrix is.....first of all....those chassy's Fibre-lyte is making are 100% flat with no front kick...there for unless they took the time to make a mould and came up with all the other innovative stuff robert did...like the replacable droop tabs...and the skid plates....and the fact his motor plate is actually moulded into the CF...and he has Over a Year's worth of testing and developing.....just goes to show how much work and effort it actually takes to make a 1/8 Cf chassy actually work.
GEO Y Rock said the carbon chassis would run the engine to hot, i mentioned the mount would help to dissipate heat but how much is subjective, yes circuit chassis are 100% flat but also considering they produce 100% carbon racing cycle frames which are 100% not flat you get the idea, i wasnt discounting your friend at matrix or rubbishing his parts i was purely trying to add to the discussion with hopefully something useful,

Pitdog get the BCE chassis they come recommended by the mugen team
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Baaah. u guys dont have a Clue.
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u guys dont have a Clue.

And you're Master of the Universe....

Baaah.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:35 AM   #20
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but i know a company that does

out of interest did anyone check out the link some smart stuff in there R/C, sprint cars, F1, supersport M/Cycles, cycle frames.
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BCE chassis is the only chassis upgrade you should even consider for a any 8th scale buggy or truggy.
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you have certainly started something here Gav,

that poor chassis wont be able to handle the double on ya back straight....

atleast you are driving the Mugen not that other piece of #$%^
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