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Old 12-03-2009, 08:34 AM
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I honestly have not spent enough time with the EA3 stuff to go back and forth to see if I can feel a difference. I know there is a lot more flex in the rear EA3 shock tower then with the graphite.


I think EA3 replaced all the stiffizel parts. All the old plastic part numbers became EA3.
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Originally Posted by rcdude236 View Post
can you see that big of a difference in the way the car handles?
Not when bashing but on the track you need to have your suspension tuned well to tell the difference. I've used both in my XXX-T and XXX-NT and came to the conclusion that in the cold (30-40F) the EA3 is more durable and doesn't flex too much. In the summer the graphite is the way to go on the track.

For bashing you will not notice any gains using graphite but your pocket will be lighter.
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I would have expected that. Thanks for sharing AreCee. The more flexible materials tend to work better in cold conditions as the already stiff parts get too brittle when the temps drop!
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I would have expected that. Thanks for sharing AreCee. The more flexible materials tend to work better in cold conditions as the already stiff parts get too brittle when the temps drop!
One time at our local indoor track there was ice forming on the surface. It's an indoor nitro track so the ventilation keeps the temps low. Even the 1/8 scale plastic parts get brittle.
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