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Old 02-01-2012, 04:46 AM   #1
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Anybody have plans for aluminum front and rear skids? I know team chase has some plastics but by the time I get my hands on some stiffer springs I'm going to need something more durable.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:57 AM   #2
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Kolunatic, there is a vender that is in the U.K that made an aluminum rear chassis skide plate. It silver and looks the shape of an arrow with vents in the plate. It looked kind of beefy too.
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Black plastic slips over rocks better, stays prettier longer and is lighter.
We might look into aluminium if there is a market for them. Silver would be the only logical colour though.
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Kolunatic, there is a vender that is in the U.K that made an aluminum rear chassis skide plate. It silver and looks the shape of an arrow with vents in the plate. It looked kind of beefy too.
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Fireknife-RC - Hintere Chassisschutzplatte "CasisplaH"
How do we get fireknife stuff in the states?

IMO the plastic will suffice plenty.

The aluminum would look cool tho.

Also there are those folks out there that just like to bling the crap out of they're rc regardless of function so some random shiny aluminum parts might sell?

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A solid aluminum skid is better than the one with cutouts which could possibly get bent up during an impact with rocks.

Plastic is a better choice for a skid, but I would try delrin if somebody made one and it was solid.
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A solid aluminum skid is better than the one with cutouts which could possibly get bent up during an impact with rocks.

Plastic is a better choice for a skid, but I would try delrin if somebody made one and it was solid.
I thought the TC ones were delrin?
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A solid aluminum skid is better than the one with cutouts which could possibly get bent up during an impact with rocks.

Plastic is a better choice for a skid, but I would try delrin if somebody made one and it was solid.
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Yes, solid like that. The one with arrow cutouts looks pretty, but pretty does not mean functional. I just have this feeling if a rock hits near any of the points it could bend away from the chassis and that would be all she wrote.


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I thought the TC ones were delrin?
Are they? Maybe they are a more flexible form of Delrin. Kevin needs to chime in.
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Clayton, your making me suffer severely with those nice pics, lol. Just keep it coming my brother.......
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I am sorry, If we had the manpower most of this stuff and more would be on the market.. There just isn't enough time in a day!

We have done so many things in the past and I plan to make sure that they are all done for this truck.

We have shock Towers in Quasi Fibre on the drawing boards
Skid plates (Delrin could be a couple of months) Aluminium probably could be very quick..
Centre lockers (2 on the drawing boards)
Centre diffs (2 on the drawing boards)
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I am sorry, If we had the manpower most of this stuff and more would be on the market.. There just isn't enough time in a day!

We have done so many things in the past and I plan to make sure that they are all done for this truck.

We have shock Towers in Quasi Fibre on the drawing boards
Skid plates (Delrin could be a couple of months) Aluminium probably could be very quick..
Centre lockers (2 on the drawing boards)
Centre diffs (2 on the drawing boards)
Aluminum please
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:16 PM   #12
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I'll take a delrin one please!

My experience with aluminum skidded are the worst,they catch on almost everything and bend and break where the plastic takes the beating and keeps on ticking.
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I thought the TC ones were delrin?
O no delrin is for bearings and bushings. Ours are uhmw which has a greater wear coefficient than steel.
It is used on 1:1 offroad vehicles as skid plates.
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I would like to see inserts made of alloy or steel for the bolt holes my team chase one bows along the edge once ive done my screws up tight.
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I have a team chase skid installed and it sits flat after the bolts are tight. No problems whatsoever with it.
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We have used Delrin for the MCD skid plates for years and never had an issue or a customer concern. The holes have never been an issue.

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I have a team chase skid installed and it sits flat after the bolts are tight. No problems whatsoever with it.
i'll try the team chase and see how it does.but pipe nails are going to be hell.
i know,''keep off the pipes''
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O no delrin is for bearings and bushings. Ours are uhmw which has a greater wear coefficient than steel.
It is used on 1:1 offroad vehicles as skid plates.
UHMW (ultra high molecular weight) plastic is very, very durable and is very slippery on rock and what not. It will hold up very well and I will take it over aluminum any day of the week
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aluminium looks great...I d go for the plstic though. A couple of hard bashing sessions and you d probably cut yourself on the aluminium. Had alu skids on my TEN SCTE. after a couple of runs in a gravel pit and i had couple of sharp edges on it.
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