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Old 04-17-2012, 08:48 AM
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There are limitations when it comes to reinforcing a thermoformed product.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Ben Burtle View Post
There are limitations when it comes to reinforcing a thermoformed product.
From a making it stand point they start with a flat sheet of a given thickness and then heat it up and suck it into a mold to make the body. Because of that you really can't make certain area's "thicker" then others. How you mold the body can cause thinner spots or you can add features to the body to make certain areas stronger depending on the contours and such but at the end of the day you kind of get what you get and in this case it is a lexan body that gets slammed on by a 6lb truck going 30+mph over and over and over again.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:07 AM
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Casper, will the new Ti coated hinge pins fit the stock blocks or since they are 59mm, do you need the adjustable blocks.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by willbe View Post
Casper, will the new Ti coated hinge pins fit the stock blocks or since they are 59mm, do you need the adjustable blocks.
They should work just fine with the stock blocks as well.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:42 AM
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if the body is tearing up stop crashing so much. lol spoken from experience. Heard some people use extra body mounts to stop body from flexing when on roof.
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Kind of strange, people buy all this lightened stuff then add ounces right back with shoo goo and tape. I really don't mind getting a new body with a fresh paint scheme every once in a while, feels like a new truck!
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by jmoose1 View Post
Kind of strange, people buy all this lightened stuff then add ounces right back with shoo goo and tape. I really don't mind getting a new body with a fresh paint scheme every once in a while, feels like a new truck!
+1 Put in my order for the new high performance body last week.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by jmoose1 View Post
Kind of strange, people buy all this lightened stuff then add ounces right back with shoo goo and tape. I really don't mind getting a new body with a fresh paint scheme every once in a while, feels like a new truck!
Especially considering how high the weight they are adding is !
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:16 PM
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what i have done is added thin strips of lexan to the points that normally crack.... thats what i was thinking placing strips on those areas...

and its not me that crashes its you crashing in to me
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Originally Posted by elex300 View Post
+1 Put in my order for the new high performance body last week.
Just ordered mine as well! Can't wait until it arrives so I can apply one of my famous single color rattle can paint jobs! LOL Thank gawd for stickers!
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by BlackStarRacing View Post
and its not me that crashes its you crashing in to me
ROFLOL!!!!!!!! Dude, it's short course..... I hate when people apologize for bumping me, but then say nothing for completely punting me off the track.
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ROFLOL!!!!!!!! Dude, it's short course..... I hate when people apologize for bumping me, but then say nothing for completely punting me off the track.
lmao......i know i start off slow or its pile up on turn one.....lmao
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:56 PM
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Gear is packed for a track day tomorrow, hopefully my SCTE shows up at work tomorrow. Then it's just bind and bash!!! Any advice for a newbie other than to drive the wheels off it?
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Gear is packed for a track day tomorrow, hopefully my SCTE shows up at work tomorrow. Then it's just bind and bash!!! Any advice for a newbie other than to drive the wheels off it?
Get around the track slowly without crashing over and over. This will gradually lead to you being fast without crashing. Go all out before you have learned car control and it will never come.
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Originally Posted by oldschoolnewb View Post
Get around the track slowly without crashing over and over. This will gradually lead to you being fast without crashing. Go all out before you have learned car control and it will never come.
Umm, thanks, but I am a pretty good driver, not to toot my own horn. Think I can handle a SCTE on 2 cell......
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