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Old 02-02-2005, 04:01 PM   #1
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Hi guys.
I am about to put together HPI Pro4.
I was thinking about getting a titanium screw kit from Speed Mind, sold on precicionrc.com.
Does anyone know the weight difference btween the original screws and Titanium screws ?
Are there any downsides to getting titanium screws ??

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Hi guys.
I am about to put together HPI Pro4.
I was thinking about getting a titanium screw kit from Speed Mind, sold on precicionrc.com.
Does anyone know the weight difference btween the original screws and Titanium screws ?
Are there any downsides to getting titanium screws ??

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They are lighter, but weaker (softer) you can strip them out a littler easier than standard screws. They are stronger than Aluminum screws. Suggest you build the car with the stock screws then replace them with the Ti screws.
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or just use the stock screws to prethread the holes.

the speedmind screw set has pretty good bang for the bux
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Hi guys.
I am about to put together HPI Pro4.
I was thinking about getting a titanium screw kit from Speed Mind, sold on precicionrc.com.
Does anyone know the weight difference btween the original screws and Titanium screws ?
Are there any downsides to getting titanium screws ??

plz comment
Snikkari,

We carry a titanium screw kit for the pro4. As far as weight saving, With about 80-90 screws for most cars, I believe the weight saving when changing steel screws out for titanium is right about 30 grams of weight saving.

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Snikkari,

We carry a titanium screw kit for the pro4. As far as weight saving, With about 80-90 screws for most cars, I believe the weight saving when changing steel screws out for titanium is right about 30 grams of weight saving.

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personally i think you are better of leaving the standard steel screws. the pro4 has very tight plastics (this is a good thing) and the titanium ones, over time will develip slop, until one day you will thread one of them.

the weight saving si minimal as the weight is distributed around the car. you really need the strength of steel screws on the chassi underside. titanium screws will thread if you leave them on the front bumper area/rear bumper due to natural scuffing.

if you want bling just get alloy coloured screws for the top section. these are light. and a bit stronger than titanium around the screw head area.
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