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Old 01-25-2002, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Boiling XXX-S Graphite Parts?

Need some help with the new graphite parts. After breaking a rear arm and the rear shock tower on my XXX-S I decided that the graphite conversion was the way to go.

I'm still boggled that the rear arm broke. I had clipped some of the hose we use as lane markers and started a little cartwheel which didn't seem to bad at the time. When it came to a stop the rear wheel had completely come off the car still atached to the rear hub and driveshaft. The arm let go right on the top of the pivot hole for the rear outside pivot pin. I had to go scavange an arm off of my boss's car so I could race again. The biggest suprise to all of that was that I've done that so many times with my Pro3 and never had a problem. In fact I haven't broken a thing on my Pro3 for the 6 months I've raced it.

Let me say that again.
***The Pro3 is NOT a fragile car like everybody makes it out to be. It withstood more punshiment in 6 months than my XXX-S has in 2 weeks and has NEVER broken anything.***

With that said, my Pro3 is for sale. Email if interested.

On to the "Meat" of this thread. I got the graphite kit for the XXX-S. I want to know if Boiling the parts (arms, towers, etc) would be beneficial like it is with most non-graphite parts.

Thanks, Karl
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Old 01-26-2002, 06:05 AM   #2
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The graphite parts will snap easier in a crash than the nongraphite parts because they don't flex. Boiling them might do a little, but that negates the advantage of having graphite parts.
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Old 01-26-2002, 07:41 AM   #3
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some people have been telling me about this recently. I've been in onroad for a year now and not once did I hear anything about boiling graphite parts until last week. Whats the deal? What does that do for you parts? and what are the benefits?
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Old 01-26-2002, 08:50 AM   #4
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Must have been a rough crash cartwheeling. I have only broken the front hub carriers (fixed now with a buds bumper) and the rear hubs when someone smacks into me really hard. The arms on my car seem indestructable. I have heard the boiling helps bring some flex back into the graphite parts, but aren't you getting the graphite for stiffness and weight?
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use nylon parts...hehehe!!

or...DONT CRASH!!
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