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Old 11-30-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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is i worth taking all the screws out of your rig and replacing them lighted and stronger screws like titanium just wondering because i was looking to do that with my rig
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:24 PM   #2
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Titanium is lighter by about 40%, but not stronger than a good steel alloy screw. Definitely not worth it IMO as it would be a fortune for a few ounces.

I went the titanium and aluminum screw route with the little Ten-scte when it first came out and all the motors for it was over heating. Prolly spent over 100$ on the hardware for about a 2 ounce savings. Lets just say, after fighting with stripped heads and sheared bolts and bent Ti hingepins....that I'm back to steel. It was worth it for that rig then, but not now that there are much better motors and batteries for it. The 5ive doesn't suffer the same issues, so I would say pass.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:32 PM   #3
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As strong as titanium is, it is also brittle. Steel screws and bolts are the best bet. It is going to more than a few grams of weight to make a difference in the handling of this truck.
Driving skills will need to be honed before most the modifications will make a difference.
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I've machined a lot of stuff out of 6-4 Ti, and not many were worth my time ;)

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:47 AM   #5
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As posted above, I would also recommend staying with steel screws. Ti screws are great for some projects ( i have a light weight HPI sand car that is getting all Ti hardware) but for a heavier vehicle such as the Losi, I would not use them. I would invest my money elsewhere in Ti if you want to drop some weight.
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