Originally posted by beanster
What brought me to this is that most Factory guys run composite not graphite outdoors and they also mill the chassis down and take out quite a bit of the webbing in the stock TC3. If that's the case why would stiffer for outdoors be better?
Stiffer is always better, period.
The only exception to this is a track that has a very inconsistent grip from one section to the next. A softer chassis makes the suspension setup more forgiving, but slower over all. If you have the skills, knowledge and patience to get a good suspension setup with a stiff chassis, you will always be faster.
Provided you don't hit anything!
The only other reason to not run a graphite chassis outside is so you don't scrape it up. But that is what teflon tape is for!