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Old 11-05-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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hey all:8TH scale nitro buggy and truggy racing is all the rage these days and i got a question or two about them.First most top drivers use aluminum shock towers,but a few companies out there offer graphite ones and i'd like to know what are the advantages and disadvantages of each?Thanks for the info
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Carbon is lighter but can snap,
Alluminium is Heavier but would rather bend than snap.
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I believe 1/8th is targeting lower weight. therefore, you will see some companies sacrifice durability for weight loss.

If you notice, you will see some companies after market chasis that are hybrid, both aluminum and graphite. Also, the shock towers are being milled out a lot more for weight loss.
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