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Old 07-05-2011, 07:41 AM   #46
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Nylon and Delrin are polymer There are many different polymers.

The one used for rifle mags may be stiff and strong but abrasion resistance is a different story. Like carbon fibre is stiff, but grinds away very fast. Kevlar and Spectra laminates however have mega abrasion resistance.

Anyway back on topic, if anyone hates their skids, DE or otherwise, why not make your own? Isn't that the fun part of the hobby?
Cut out some 1.5 - 2.0mm aluminium (old road sign is perfect) and drill 4 holes, countersink and fit.

I used to make 1 layer of thin Kevlar moulded to fit electric onrad as they ground away plastic chassis pretty quick and they outlasted the cars. Looked pretty crap with the Kevlar all fluffed up from road wear, but they took a long long time to wear thru
Yea if all else fails im going to do exactly that! And your right, making your own stuff is the fun part of the hobby
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:46 AM   #47
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IM not sure what all the girlies are crying about. DE is made to wear so your chassis dosent. Period.

So the product sucks because it does what its suppose to......

This is Funny.... I needed a good laugh this morning.
Actually, if you look at the first pic, of the front skid, you can see wear on the actual chasis underneith the skid..Thats from the last DE skid breaking off completely during a qualifier which was only the 2nd race day (actually the first qualifier of that day) of that skids life! So no, it didn't do what it was supposed to! I really wish the supporters would just let it go, at this point its like kicking a dead horse! Really, just let it go!
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:12 PM   #48
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DE skids are not a great match for abrasive tracks they wear or tear then get hung up. I suggest getting ALU they take a beating. I had the same problem bought a set of ALU never looked back got over 10 gallons and they wear in perfectly.
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Do the TBR skid plates have coned and countersunk holes like the DE's or just countersunk?

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Hmmmm.....sounds fishy to me. You are probably using them on a worn out chassis. They don't work on old chassis'......just new ones with the proper countersink depth.
Sorry but the de didn't work for me chassis was perfect pending on track they aren't the only option they don't last mine pulled off the chassis many times great product but not usable for all conditions
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:39 AM   #51
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I use 3 per year. Never no problems. Do they wear, YES. They are suppose to. I beat the crap out of mine.
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Like the title says, who makes a better set of skid plates for the 8T 2.0 than DE Racing? Im tired of having to put new ones on every race or two! Anyone tried the SS ones from Sumo? Seems like theyd be kinda heavy but IDK..
The one made by Terry Jonas from Sumo racing are really nice.

I would like to find some made of steel
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also Rcrenew has nice options
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I'd like to see someone have a service to mill out 1mm or so from the rear of the chassis then inlay a plastic or steel plate.
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Sumo makes some very nice skid plates out of aluminum and now out of stainless steel as well. For sure worth the money!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sumo-Racing-...#ht_908wt_1413
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I have ran D&E for years, they work great and do exactly what they are supposed to do.
Just think if they are wearing that fast on your tracks surface what kind of wear they are saving your chassis
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I had no luck with the DE's either. Sumo skid plates last FOREVER! They do add some weight though.
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Ive had great luck with my DE front and rear skids, and mudguards. My track is a very hardpacked clay thats pretty rough. I havnt ever used a different kind though so i cant really compare.
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man this thread is "Comedy".....LOL
(singing: my dog's better than your dog"..LOL)
i don't think anyone cares....LOL
what the question was more or "Less" is if there are other options
available in the Market.......

anyways, not that it matters...LOL
but when i ran Losi stuff i ran a plate covers the "Entire Bottom"
was from D&B Designs
i run a different car now so i have plates for those.....
but just off the top i'd say mine last about 3 maybe 4 months?
myself, i race all over west coast east coast etc.
and they seem to last pretty well on most surfaces???
for handling wise? i never really noticed myself "Personally"
but never kept me from getting in any "A-Mains".....

they run about $36.00 yea, yea, people might say
"OMG !!! $36.00 that is Insane".....
(yea they have Inexpensive bodies too, 20.00 for Truggy 10.00 for buggy)
sure beats paying 50.00+ for some of the new bodies on the market!
heard the new Kyosho one was 50.00+ !!!
the D&B one is 20.00 looks the same.
same for the losi one? last i knew was like 45.00? maybe less nowdays?

but at $100.00 to $120.00+ for chassis nowdays?
and no i was never sponsored by "Losi" so $36.00 it's pretty cheap......
and for "Other Kinds" i dont know there what like 8.00 a pair?
cover a "Tiny area"...??? and replace what i am guessing every few weeks?
comes out around the same? maybe 40.00 or 50.00 less in the "Long Run"
depending on "ENVIROMENT" and "DRIVER"
did i forget mindset and Attitude"...

and i'd say roughly i'd get bout a year? maybe more out of a chassis?
unless i did something really lame? or lost a battery "Once"
had a runaway and bent the chassis...but it looked "Brand new Bent"...LOL
but i usually run 3 to 4 times a week.....
(Tues,Thurs,Sat sometimes Sundays,but pretty much "Every Week")

like it..??? or not...??? not my problem...??? i dont make'em...LOL
dont like the price?? no worries?? but i am saving money...LOL
but works for me...yeppers...
but here is some pics of my old truck when i had them on there.
in the pic it is showing one that is "Worn" wasnt "Done" but i was
replacing "Anyways"


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