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Old 02-22-2007, 08:04 PM   #1
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Default MTX-4 4mm chassis

Which brand of the 4mm chassis does everybody recommend for the MTX-4? I guess mugen's 4mm chassis is the most expensive. The aftermarket ones seems to be considerably cheaper.

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Which brand of the 4mm chassis does everybody recommend for the MTX-4? I guess mugen's 4mm chassis is the most expensive. The aftermarket ones seems to be considerably cheaper.



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Which brand of the 4mm chassis does everybody recommend for the MTX-4? I guess mugen's 4mm chassis is the most expensive. The aftermarket ones seems to be considerably cheaper.

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Don't settle nothing but the original. buy the original 4 mm Mugen chassis it is worth the money.
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:14 PM   #4
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The Mugen 4mm chassis is great and is milled out for the bulkhead to sit lower. Kawahara has a 4mm chassis the same (milled out). 3Racing 4mm chassis is not milled out, so everything sits an extra 1mm high. Nice and stong, just the CG is higher.
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kawahara will be releasing a "multiflex" chassis for the 4. wait for this. all the benefits fo the 3mm chassis with the ability to make it stiff like the 4mm.

it uses onboard chassis stiffeners which you can put in and take out, much like the new xray NT1 chassis will have

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Since my car is pretty lightweight already (just a few lw option parts). Ive opted for the 4mm 3racing chassis. The price is great , the quality is good and it helps put the weight underneath the car more. Where I then lightened the top of the car via the drivetrain , screws , pivot balls. Which all helps reduce unsprung weight in the suspension and drivetrain. Which helps it perform better.

The only good thing about other high dollar 4mm chassis is there lighter. But with the car already being so light and me having to add weight to it to make it legal. Im sticking with the 3racing chassis for now. If I went with the mugen or kawahara or b-tech chassis. Id have to put more weight on the car and it would all be above the chassis so. I think the route I went with was best , as well the cheapest. The mugen and kawahara chassis alone would have removed my budget for buying the parts that made the chassis lightweight in the first place.

This is also my 2nd 3racing chassis on my 2nd vehicle. Everything is perfect. They bevel the sides for chassis dip , they cut the engine hole to direct wind to the crankcase. Its very solid and stiff. Works for me.
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I know that the old Kawahara 4mm chassis was not as stiff as a stock Mugen 3mm chassis.
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Hey Doc! IMO, the Kawa 4mm is stiffer than stock. Speaking through experience, even the Kawa 3mm is just slightly stiffer than stock.
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I twisted both at the shop and didn't feel the same way. I thought that the stock 3mm Mugen was stiffer. My 2 cents.
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