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Old 02-14-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Do you think softer chassis will be better. I think softer chassis will provide more traction.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:28 PM   #2
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if, you mean by soft chassis your talking about a flex chassis yes it will make your buggy handle better on a rough track and easier to driver and more traction the only downside is there not as strong because thier usally thinner aluminium,
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Athin chassi is mainly just lighter and has more flex. It dont make a worlds diffrence and wear is fast. I dont really see use in them unless ur actually a racer and every gram counts.
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The more flex the chassis has the better for me. Where we race, we usually aren't on very abrasive surfaces and don't have many West Coast style jumps. Flex = Traction
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The more flex the chassis has the better for me. Where we race, we usually aren't on very abrasive surfaces and don't have many West Coast style jumps. Flex = Traction


+1, i ran a 1.0 t with the roller chassis that was thick and stiff and it was a handfull on a rough bumpy track the flex chassis made it way easier to drive a bit harder.

and also my outdoor track surface isnt that abrasive like a blue groove track or hard clay.
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if, you mean by soft chassis your talking about a flex chassis yes it will make your buggy handle better on a rough track and easier to driver and more traction the only downside is there not as strong because thier usally thinner aluminium,
a lite and flexy buggy chassis makes the buggy handle worse in rough... to twitchy and unstable as all get out... a truggy being wider and longer its harder to tell the effects, and most truggies work a little better with more flex but it mainly just traction, but tires and shock setup does more IMO... everything i run i try to take out flex and it works and turns better, but if your throttle happy its a little harder to drive.
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a lite and flexy buggy chassis makes the buggy handle worse in rough... to twitchy and unstable as all get out... a truggy being wider and longer its harder to tell the effects, and most truggies work a little better with more flex but it mainly just traction, but tires and shock setup does more IMO... everything i run i try to take out flex and it works and turns better, but if your throttle happy its a little harder to drive.


oh i thought it was the same with the buggy interesting
ive driven a buggy for a season but dint try a flex chassis on it.

i can tell you one thing though with my truggy i could tell a big diffrence in handling with the flex chassis.

and it was a little lighter to it was more stable but at times it did get tail happy still.
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oh i thought it was the same with the buggy interesting
ive driven a buggy for a season but dint try a flex chassis on it.

i can tell you one thing though with my truggy i could tell a big diffrence in handling with the flex chassis.

and it was a little lighter to it was more stable but at times it did get tail happy still.
some lighter/flex chassis helps buggy/truggy other dont. it all depends on buggy and driver... personally i dont like my buggy or truggy to flex much... the team OD buggy, we made an aluminum rear chassis brace for it to take out alot of flex.
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Somewhere on this forum I read about 2 guys who turned their RTR losi 8 2.0 T converted to a flex chassis and they both said they had not noticed any difference.
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I personally dont think you are going to see a vast difference in handling when comparing a 3mm and 4mm chassis for the first few gallons. Once the chassis starts showing heavy wear you might be able to feel the difference.

However, instead of trying to tune with $100 chassis', trying tuning with rear braces. On the AE buggy if I need to free up the rear end of the car I run the aluminum brace and if I need to tighten up the rear of the car I run the plastic braces. It is essentially the same tuning option, but saves you about $90.
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