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Old 12-07-2006, 10:14 PM   #1
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Just curious what peoples thoughts were on the spring steel t-bars for 12th scale, such as the Silva medium.

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Good for what conditions?
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i have heard that the spring steel T bars work very well.they hold up better and dont fatigue like the fiberglass ones.i never have run a spring steel t bar so i cant give you my oppinion but i have heard nothing but good things from the people who have tried them.
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Spring steel don't break ofter either
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Ive bent, broke, and tweak many steel t plates. Ive seen many others do it as well... Mostly because when i used them they were faster with two screws..This is 10th scale.. At the 05 paved nats i had two of them bend in two runs without hitting anything. . I had one break in a bad wreck.. Ive actually had more steel t plates go bad then i have fiberglass.. Now i only run a 75 or 62 straight cut.. Graanted this was on a high banked oval track. Ive seen quite a few guys take the t plate off after a few weeks, and lay them on a flat surface to find they have been tweaked..

Performance wise there not bad.. I generally run a little thicker oil when using them.. they seem to spring back a little faster then foberglass..
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