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Old 10-10-2006, 12:03 PM   #1
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I have noticed that most of the factory drivers set-up sheet specify using a plastic chassis. Has anyone else switched from the graphite to plastic chassis? Is the effect more chassis flex and better overall grip. Just wonder if I shoudl give it a try. Thanks.
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Yup, more forgiving and a little more overall grip.
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Agreed, vehicle does weird things when the graphite chassis is installed.

On a side note, I hear some of the AE drivers are slicing their chassis' from left to right then shaving some of the chassis away then ca gluing them back together....
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Garrett the plastic is worth it. It flexes more so it helps the car.
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Agreed, vehicle does weird things when the graphite chassis is installed.

On a side note, I hear some of the AE drivers are slicing their chassis' from left to right then shaving some of the chassis away then ca gluing them back together....
Good luck fitting a 3800+ pack in that!
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Old 10-10-2006, 05:42 PM   #6
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I run the graphite chassis on my truck and the plastic chassis on my buggy. With the graphite chassis on the truck it makes it react faster which i like better. I ran the graphite chassis on my buggy for a points series race and i felt like i was going faster but when i put the plastic chassis on i felt slower but stayed about the same if i didnt get faster.
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I switched to the graphite chassis in my truck as well, but with plastic arms, durability was not an issue, and it seemed to handle slightly better.
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This may sound like a dumb question,but how do you tell the difference from the plastic and the graphite chassic just by looking at it?
I have both chassics and just looking at them I can not see a difference.
Would of been nice if associated stamped a part number on both.
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The graphite chassis is a light grey colour and the plastic chassis is almost black. Also if you tap the graphite chassis with your fingr nail it will make a higher pitched noise.
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Good luck fitting a 3800+ pack in that!
It fits, but not sure how. I didnt inspect the truck close enough when I saw it the last time.....
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The graphite chassis is a light grey colour and the plastic chassis is almost black. Also if you tap the graphite chassis with your fingr nail it will make a higher pitched noise.
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Thanks for the info,I bought my T4 in pieces, and was told it had a plastic and a graphite chassic,from the looks of it now they are both graphite.
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This may sound like a dumb question,but how do you tell the difference from the plastic and the graphite chassic just by looking at it?
I have both chassics and just looking at them I can not see a difference.
Would of been nice if associated stamped a part number on both.
You should be able to tell just by the weight difference. It's easily noticeable by hand.
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anybody haveing trouble with servo glitching with the graphite chassis and not the plastic?
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The graphite chassis does conduct electricity so it is more prone to causing glitching. If your having issues with just the servo though, I would probably try another servo and see if the issue persists. If it does one thing you can do is to drill a little hole about 2cm (1") from the bottom of your antenna tube and route the wire through there so it doesnt touch the chassis. You could also try rerouting the servo wire mabye.
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Does anybody know at what point drivers are slicing off their chassis and how much they are removing?
Is it a wheelbase thing or a weight transfer thing or something else they're going for?
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