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Old 09-14-2009, 02:18 PM   #16
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he said..."I think they screw the cars handling up. Every time I see a car bucking really bad in back they are running a skid plate."
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:21 PM   #17
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Another thing to consider is skid plates, i just got them on my RC8 and they definitely help protect the those areas.

Those are cheaper and easier to replace then a whole chassis. Mine were like 3.50 each (x2)

EDIT: Oopps, just notice they were being discussed already.
And my handling has not changed AT ALL, since i installed them.
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:23 PM   #18
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he said..."I think they screw the cars handling up. Every time I see a car bucking really bad in back they are running a skid plate."
LOL, i think its a shovel. i would rather fork out 100 extra for another chassis. But then again im one of those guys that would rather replace the whole trugg/buggy then replace the cvds/outdrives
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:24 PM   #19
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Another thing to consider is skid plates, i just got them on my RC8 and they definitely help protect the those areas.

Those are cheaper and easier to replace then a whole chassis. Mine were like 3.50 each (x2)
some people only read the first post and not the rest
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:27 PM   #20
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i wont run one either...

my chassis is less than 1mm, its gettin pretty sharp actually
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:33 PM   #21
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i wont run one either...

my chassis is less than 1mm, its gettin pretty sharp actually
lol, we have a local that has a completely worn out 1.0 buggy. his chassis was this prob like yours. he replaced it with a new one and is faster because of it
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I have run skid plates in the past and i have noticed a diffrence in handling between of having them and not.
But still has anyone noticed the bow in there chassis?
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:35 PM   #23
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when you tired of pounding out the dents
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he said..."I think they screw the cars handling up. Every time I see a car bucking really bad in back they are running a skid plate."
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when you can shave with your chassis replace it
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When, while inspecting your chassis, your tummy starts growling, and you start thinking now would be a good time to "make a run for the border", it's time for a new chassis.
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Smith90 I think because the skid plate hangs down it catches ruts and rocks in the track that the flat chassis wont catch on.

One guy I know said his eventually began to curl in the front from all the stuff it was catching on.
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you know your chassis worn when after a complete tear down, you have to search for the right screw to put in the rear that'll match the worn down chassis. putting new screws in will show you just how bad the wear is.
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I don't like skid plates - I tried them and for some strange reason, I lose bulkhead screws, so screw it. Im sorry but I can feel the difference in handling as the season goes on and as the chassis wears, so I think starting the new season with freash parts is a good idea
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My lightened D8 chassis was popping out the rear center drive shaft if I flat landed the big jumps. When I replaced it I gained some speed and no more driveline problem. The Chassis had about 11 gallons on it.
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