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Stock Plastic Chassis Braces vs Aluminum Chassis Braces

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Old 07-13-2010, 01:12 PM
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Default Stock Plastic Chassis Braces vs Aluminum Chassis Braces

What's the difference other than material? Which would be a better option and the advantages in each?
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:14 PM
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Plastic = more flex
Alu = less flex

Depends on what you want. My ex Losi had plastic braces in the back and in the front. My Mugen mbx6 comes stock with an alu braces and a plastic one in the front. Imo a bit flex is good...
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on looser track conditions you want a stiffer flex. on smooth tracks you want more flex to add more grip. a stiffer brace will keep the car from washing out in the turn where a softer would cause it to wash out. in loose conditions a stiffer brace will force the car to dig in a little more.
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Good explanation. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by JdogL View Post
on looser track conditions you want a stiffer flex. on smooth tracks you want more flex to add more grip. a stiffer brace will keep the car from washing out in the turn where a softer would cause it to wash out. in loose conditions a stiffer brace will force the car to dig in a little more.
Are there any other advantages?
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Originally Posted by Bubblehead View Post
Are there any other advantages?
Plastic weighs less. It also is more prone to wear so plan on them being more of a wearable part. Think about the stress on the screws that mount the brace to the chassis and slight flex......

Otherwise, some racers claim they can feel the difference on the track.
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