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Old 01-30-2005, 03:56 AM   #1
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i want to find out about weight. I want to get some aftermarket parts for my pro4, wonder if anyone know how all these materials stand in the order for weight

carbon plastic, aluminium, titanium, steel ?
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:14 AM   #2
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in that order from the lighter to the heavier.
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Old 01-31-2005, 01:46 AM   #3
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what about durability ?
the order should be definitely different?
carbon plastic, aluminium, steel, titanium ?
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I think it depends on what you are using them for.
i.e. Titanium outdrives will wear very fast.

As will a chocolate chassis.
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i got original aluminium dogbones on my pro 4, thinkink of changing them to titanium, i suppose they will wear less than aluminium and will be harder to bend?
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Wrong.

You see wear is not a matter of strength, but rather of what material you are rubbing against each other, and the alloy used is also important.

Usually, Ti dogbones will wear quicker than aluminium ones. If you want minimum wear it's safe to say that steel dogbones will be the most durable you can find.
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Wrong.

You see wear is not a matter of strength, but rather of what material you are rubbing against each other, and the alloy used is also important.

Usually, Ti dogbones will wear quicker than aluminium ones. If you want minimum wear it's safe to say that steel dogbones will be the most durable you can find.


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hm... so i suppose you suggest me racing with steel shaft and aluminium bones which bend easily? i though i would save some weight on this stuff...

i found that square makes full universals from titanium, bone, shaft and joints with pin...
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Use aliminium bones on the rear and steel on the front.
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i know this, but i want lighter shaft, titanium ones, not steel.. and if i using titanium shaft, i have to use titanim bones, this is why i'm asking about durability...
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i know this, but i want lighter shaft, titanium ones, not steel.. and if i using titanium shaft, i have to use titanim bones, this is why i'm asking about durability...
Why do you want to "lose weight" in the first place?

Concentrate on driving and practice. Because that alone will get you way faster than by shaving of a max of 30 grams.

Besides, Al dogbones bend easily. If you can get steel...go for it. Now as far as mainshaft, Ti is nice if you want strength and bling, it also is alot less likely to get bent up unlike a dogbone.
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i mean save some weight

well, about driving i already beat everyone on my track so i want to get some neat stuff and drive even faster
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i mean save some weight

well, about driving i already beat everyone on my track so i want to get some neat stuff and drive even faster
Well...if your winning and still have $$$ burning a hole in your pocket...then go nuts!

Buy Ti everything!
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Well...if your winning and still have $$$ burning a hole in your pocket...then go nuts!

Buy Ti everything!

well , i'm not burning spending my money, i want to improve my car!
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I have Ti cvd's from titanium racing for about 3.5-4 months now, no signs of any wear at all... running mod and 19t sedan...
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