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Old 02-19-2009, 07:44 AM   #1
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Default AE RC8 RTR chassis VS. AE RC8 FT chassis

I have a RTR RC8 chassis with out the AE/RC8 milled logo like the Factory Team one does but that is the only thing left that is a RTR on my RC8. Is there a diffrence between the two chassis like more flex, or is the FT chassis lighter than the RTR? That would be the two obvious reasons. I can get a new FT chassis on ebay for around 50$ but again there is nothing wrong with mine just looking for a performance upgrade.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:51 AM   #2
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The FT chassis is milled out for weight and also I think made from better aluminum. I dont think it really makes much difference and if your rtr chassis is still in good shape there is no reason to upgrade IMO.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:53 AM   #3
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Quite a difference

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i believe the FT has more flex over the RTR chassis.. the FT one is a little prettier also
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I would get the FT chassis, Its better quality, lighter, allows a little flex, so its win win
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:03 PM   #6
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Anyone know of the weight diffrence between the two?
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