A good example I found was on a traxxas slash and rustler. Both had stock front shock towers. And they would bend under light suspension movement. I got the RPM tower for the slash and a integy graphite tower for my rustler.
The RPM tower still slightly flexed when I compressed the front suspension by hand. And the integy dident move one bit.
Both felt to weigh the same, But integy one just felt stronger.
I sware it would take one hell of a crash to break the integy one, but with the body on, I don't see how it could brake
These are the integy ones I'm talking about
oh I agree that each has its place, and that the quality of the alloy or carbon makes a big difference.
but speaking in general, a flexible plastic will hold up best.
Ive owned alot of redcat models and I know many who do buy the alloy parts. The wheel hubs are not a bad part to upgrade, but other than that the rest should be left the stock plastic. I personally dont even upgrade the hubs, as I find doing so just puts more stress on the arms. If you take flex out of one part, the ajoining parts now of to ''give'' even more.
Naturally tho, the higher quality parts can take more abuse without needing to flex. But that also means more $$$ put into the truck.
Im wanting to know which STOCK truck will hold up the best. Not speaking of electronic per say, jsut the chassis and driveline.
my buddies XXX is indeed faster than my torment, but it also is giving him more issues. on the 1 hand a truck that doesnt handle well isnt fun...on the other hand, neither is a truck you have to work on every 10 minutes!