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Aluminum vs Carbon Chassis

Old 06-28-2021, 01:26 AM
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Sorry if this has been asking a million times. I have been out of touring cars for many years and notice the latest Mugen and Xray both offer carbon and aluminum chassis. What is the major advantage of either one?
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Aluminum is typically used on indoor high grip tracks. The carbon can be used on both and typically has more flex options for lower grip conditions.
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If an asphalt track has high grip and the aluminum chassis has a lot of holes in it (and therefore flex)............ it can be used on asphalt........
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If an asphalt track has high grip and the aluminum chassis has a lot of holes in it (and therefore flex)............ it can be used on asphalt........
going by the diagrams on the xray site, it looks like they consider asphalt somewhat in the middle, but I'd say it can be pretty high grip in certain conditions... moreso if it's actually concrete.
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if you cant take 2 laps with out hitting the pipes use a carbon chassis
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Originally Posted by Marcos.J View Post
if you cant take 2 laps with out hitting the pipes use a carbon chassis
Exactly what Marcos said, Aluminum can bend when hitting things, which causes tweak in the chassis. Carbon on the other hand is way more forgiving when crashing into things.
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