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Old 07-27-2005, 04:51 PM
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Default Aluminum worth the money?

I have a Firehammer. I run it hard on construction sites and have broken some suspension parts and my radio tray from time to time.

I have look at aluminum upgrade parts but they are 8 - 10x their plastic counterparts.

Is the aluminum really worth the difference?

I am not looking to "trick out" the car for looks. I want bash-ability. Is the aluminum just going to bend? When it bends, can you bend it back and if so does it fatigue over time?

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Old 07-27-2005, 07:50 PM
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I have the FG MB and I can tell you that not only are some of the alloy parts worth the money, they are a must if you want to have alot less breakage. These are the what I needed to stop breakage for me-alloy gear carrier,upper and lower rear arms, alloy body post, alloy diff housing and hd diff tube. Now my buggy is very reliable. I still have small stuff like wings, roll cage and body mount screws break but nothing big.
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:45 PM
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Default RE: Aluminum worth the money?

like jeepfreak said, aluminum parts are valuable especially for parts like the gear carrier that some people have trouble with (it can melt!). BUT be aware that although they are very strong, they arent indestructible. They can bend in an accident. I have seen pics of front control arms bent from high speed crashes.
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Old 07-28-2005, 03:43 AM
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a must, very important to make your ride hard as nails and the alloy upgrades do a great job
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Old 07-28-2005, 09:43 AM
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I used to break something almost everytime I was out driving.

Now I have Alu arms both front and rear, and in the last 4 times bashing, my only broken part was a battery wire (luckily the car just stopped!!)
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