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Old 03-19-2010, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by not home View Post
the ft axles are very well known to break, i have broken a few. the x factory steel ones are excellent. no play, and will not break. they have a button head screw on both sides for no play. titanium axles wont help much more.
Cool, I'll nix the Lunsford axles in favor of the X Factory ones. Where did you buy yours from?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Armaan View Post
I keep snapping off the AE blue factory team aluminum axles. Has anyone had any luck with the X-Factory steel axles or the Lunsford Titanium axles?
AE has titanium axles coming out but it may be a couple months before we see them.
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by rripp View Post
AE has titanium axles coming out but it may be a couple months before we see them.
They're going to be identical to the Lunsford units. I **think** the shear strength of steel is higher than Titanium, but I'm sure the grades of the metal will dictate to where or not that presumption holds true.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:53 PM
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What would a aluminium front bulkhead in a B4 do to the handling of the car?

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Old 03-20-2010, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by RC10B4_Mafco View Post
What would a aluminium front bulkhead in a B4 do to the handling of the car?
Add some weight to the front...pretty sure that's about it.
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Armaan View Post
Cool, I'll nix the Lunsford axles in favor of the X Factory ones. Where did you buy yours from?

Thanks in advance.
Your lost , the Lunsford is the best part ,steel bends the Ti don't...
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by RC10B4_Mafco View Post
What would a aluminium front bulkhead in a B4 do to the handling of the car?

adds on-power steering
less high speed
less infield steering
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I felt that I had heaps less off power steering. How could I gain some off power steering for a grass track?
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry View Post
Your lost , the Lunsford is the best part ,steel bends the Ti don't...

Depends on the quality of steel. Any decent chromoly steel is stronger than the best Ti alloys. I have never seen a stock steel axle damaged aside from the threads. The only real benefit of Ti for that application is light weight. The only reason Ti ball studs are stronger is because the steel used in them is junk.
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:09 PM
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I'v personally bent more than a few steel axles Had the Lunsford for about year now , not one issues with the part...The strongest by far...


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softer ft spring
add weight on back of car
move battery back
tighter slipper
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Newb question. Speaking of titanium. What thread pitch are the FT Turnbuckles? 4-40? Just curious before I get RPM ends.

And when the hell are the new 4.1 brushlesses gonna start shipping?
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry View Post
I'v personally bent more than a few steel axles Had the Lunsford for about year now , not one issues with the part...The strongest by far...


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softer ft spring
add weight on back of car
move battery back
tighter slipper
tires
cheers cherry
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Originally Posted by RC10B4_Mafco View Post
What would a aluminium front bulkhead in a B4 do to the handling of the car?
when i put mine on, it felt much more stable, and more calm on the track. i really liked it.
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Originally Posted by not home View Post
when i put mine on, it felt much more stable, and more calm on the track. i really liked it.
Whats the weight difference between the stock and alum ones??? and are aluminum parts a good way to add weight to your car or are stick on weights better for placement??
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I got a set of Al caster blocks from a really cool guy at the track and was thinking of replacing my plastic ones with them. I've broken 2 caster blocks in 6 trips to the track.

Other than more broken arms, are there any other issues that might pop up?

Am I better off with the plastic ones?
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