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Old 10-26-2006, 02:21 PM   #1
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Lunsford Ti Screws

Are these more for the "bling" factor or are there any performance gains switching to titanium? I am aware that they may be lighter and stronger, but do they really make a difference?

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Depends on the vehicle you intend to mount them on.

On something light and nimble, like a 2 or 4wd electric buggy you can get away with it; I can't really say if you could/should use them on a stadium truck. Titanium screws, though lighter in weight, also tend to strip-out more easily than their steel counterparts and aren't quite as strong overall.

I wouldn't even contemplate using them on any nitro vehicles due to the vehicle's increased weight and the abuse they are put through.
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The flat head/button head screws seem to strip fairly easily. I wouldnt plan on getting them for an performance gain, the only difference seems to be a little bling factor.
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yes they will work I use 7075 AL screws on my 8th scale and have yet to break one . i shaved 45grams doing this. the only ones that get striped are the motor mount screws because you remove them a lot. TI screws are even stronger!
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The flat head/button head screws seem to strip fairly easily. I wouldnt plan on getting them for an performance gain, the only difference seems to be a little bling factor.
Seems to be a problem with the stainless steel screws, as well. For strength, the regular steel black oxide screws have worked best for me.
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