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Old 06-30-2007, 06:27 PM   #1
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hey guys and girls looking to fit my car out with light weight crews, so titanium in high stress and aluminium every where else.
so wheres the cheapest place to buy both? metric thread? both counter sunk and button head? cheers.
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Speedtech seems to be the cheapest for titaniums, at around $0.55 each.
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I would go with all titanium, aluminum screws IMO are a waste of time, every time I have had a chassis with them I have ended up drilling out at least one, the heads strip very easily, do yourself a favor and buy all titanium. But if you don't, I would advise you to not use aluminum screws on any metal parts, that is where they seem to strip the easiest
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My only experience with aluminum screws was in a FT TC4. I hated them. I literally sold both my FTTC4s and switched to Xray because of them. If you go aluminum, I recommend only using socket caps - don't use button caps.
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Anybody else seem to strip titanium more than steel? I've never stripped a steel so that it could be taken out but I have like 2 titanium. I agree the aluminium seem to strip easy, but oddly I was always able to get them out. I just found myself replacing the aluminum whenever they looked a little worn.
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For my budget Steel screws really are the way to go, sure titanium are lighter but they are just too expensive, especially since I have a bad habit of dropping screws and never finding them again. Maybe if someone made titanium screw kits for Xray that were reasonably priced I would get one, but buying them individually is too much of a hassle and too expensive. Long live RcScrewz, home of the $20 screw kit
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