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Old 06-09-2008, 05:59 PM   #121
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This car is very well designed and strong . I took a very hard hit in the rear of my car without any damage at the last race i attended .
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:03 PM   #122
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Hey I like NOS you like NOS?
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I just imagine if those front and rear end got hit and tweaked(they are metal alloy), replacing the alloy parts are more and constantly expensive than "plastic". And when plastic was hit hard, they were mostly broken, not deformed. When we see the plastic bulkheads broken, the car may still can run, but the alloy deformed, it affects the car runability more.
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You have to remember where they are mounted and also what they are holding. For the most part you look and there are small mounts that are holding the hinge pins. Not running through the bulkhead. There would be what you are saying problems with it if it got hit. Also there are nylon plastic inserts that also go into the mounts as well. So for the most part it is ridged yet still a bit flexible. The upper fronts are no different then the Serpent, Kyosho aluminum mounts as well.
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Some years ago my son raced the PB Black Diamond car, almost everything on it was CNC aluminum. So I can relate to tweaking the alloy parts. But it was mostly arms and hubs that were affected. I can remember only tweaking one side of a front bulkhead. If this car had plastic arms I doubt that the bulkhead would have been affected. With plastic arms they will most likely adsorb most of the force of impact.

So all things considered these bulkheads should be less likely to tweak.
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I just imagine if those front and rear end got hit and tweaked(they are metal alloy), replacing the alloy parts are more and constantly expensive than "plastic". And when plastic was hit hard, they were mostly broken, not deformed. When we see the plastic bulkheads broken, the car may still can run, but the alloy deformed, it affects the car runability more.
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Old 06-09-2008, 11:23 PM   #126
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Why not? Let's order! Tell me when you are ready.
After owning the Motonica, this should be my next,.....
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:59 AM   #127
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what spring do you guys run and where do you set it at?
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what spring do you guys run and where do you set it at?

Hard to tell you this because the fact of not knowing the traction at the track and all the different conditions. Engine and such. Start with the base line and then adjust from there to get off the corners better, The more traction the harder you want to make the clutch engage the less the little bit softer you will want.
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why would you want to swap out the aluminum pieces for plastic???
Do you race at SVM?

I was thinking about coming out there this Saturday for the race.
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Yah man, come on by... I'll be there

As for the aluminum bending, you will run into bigger problems if you crash hard enough before the aluminum bulkheads bend. The reason being is that sever pieces are screwed together, so it is very rigid, whereas if an a-arm was aluminum it would bend easily. Personally, I haven't had any problems. The plastic a-arms would give in a crash, and abosrb the impact.
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Hey Chris, welcome abored. Jerry was telling me youde be coming on. Keep in touch..........Kurt
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Good to have you on the team Chris and thanks for getting back to me so fast.
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Good to have you on the team Chris and thanks for getting back to me so fast.
Thanks Steve...It was nice seeing you at the track again this past weekend.
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why would you want to swap out the aluminum pieces for plastic???
Because he used to those Crap alloy from G_M and 3 R__ing
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