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Old 12-11-2008, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default rear wheel guards and carbon fiber shock tower ???

Just curious what the purpose is of having the rear wheel guards i see on some of the truggies and buggies
like these for instance??....http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/13897
also...what are the pro's and con's on using the carbon fiber front and rear shock towers??,like this...
i'd like to cut some weight on my crt x2....but are they strong enough also ?....thanks for the advise
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:20 PM   #2
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the wheel guards are used to keep mud and other debris out of the cvds and suspension parts.. i like them especially when the track is a little muddy
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Rear dirt guards keep all the dirt off the rear suspension and the shock shafts......CF tower's depends.....if your a reasonable driver and not constantly being marshaled...you could benefit from the tower's...but i have seen CF tower's fail before....so its up to you...some will say they are bullet proof...but imo nothing is in this hobby.
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Ive run mud guards when the track calls for constant watering, or its just muddy, and it is nice to keep all that mud out of the rear shock cups/supension parts.

Beware of cheap grade carbon fiber! While carbon fiber can reduce weight, if its the cheap stuff it will break. The only car that I've seen with the highest grade fiber is the Xray 808, That crap is stronger than steel.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:39 PM   #5
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thanks guys for the great info
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