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Old 04-10-2005, 05:13 AM   #1
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g day guys this will sound like a stupid question but what is lighter, advantages etc is the aluminium lighter than the stock plastic body parts, is the graphite lighter than the rest etc...

i know graphite is better for tuning for racing, due to strength but how about aluminium is it heavy or whatt

im doing up my evader and want to make it strong but at the same time i do not want it to weigh a tonne
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Old 04-10-2005, 05:39 AM   #2
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Aluminum is heavier than the rest. It's also not good for racing, well at least for suspension arms, because they are prone to bending.
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Graphite is the best for racing,but it is more brittle than the plastic.Aluminum is the stronger than both but can be heavy.If you put anything aluminum one your truck get Alum. pivot blocks.
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I would say if you are starting out, stick with the stock plastic parts till you get good enough that you don't break often. Go graphite later on, aluminum I just avoid on suspension parts.
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im thinkin that the ally is abit overkill as im not really breaking stuff too often but we have some excessive jumps on our track so it still happens from time to toime is the graphite lighter than the plastic or is it just stiffer?
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lol 4 a basher and 4 some racers aluminum is good and stong!...
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Graphite is both lighter and stiffer-but it is more brittle so it breaks easier.
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Graphite composite components are usually less prone to breaking than their plastic composite counterparts unless the ambient temperature is what most people would consider "cold".
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if ur racing, id go with graphite but if ur bashing id go with aluminum but if ur racing and bashing then go with plastic because aluminum bend and is too heavy for racing ,the stock plastic is pretty tough stuff.
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so what do you think about the new carbon chassis from sanderssona that is only 190gm. can this be a new revolution changing the T6-7075 alluminium chassis
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