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Old 05-31-2005, 03:12 PM
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Default Carbon fibre or titanium

if i can get some of the same parts in either carbon fibre or titanium which one should i get and why?
Old 05-31-2005, 03:29 PM
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CARBON FIBER!!! Stronger, and lighter! And looks cooler!
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Titanium is stronger than carbon fibre. However, carbon fibre is A LOT lighter, yet not much weaker than titanium. If it were me buying the part, it would be carbon fibre.
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ok thanx i was wondering because one of my lhs i think carrys both, im thinkin of a titanium chasis and carbon fibre everywhere possible but i need to get some $$ to do this
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how about carbon fibre chassis, with bond around the edge, and titanium custom diff mounts and stuff
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carbon fiber chassis wouldnt be able the handle the heat from the engine for very long, and would soon disfigure. Unless you have some form of heat resistant engine mount, good luck with that, because the engine would rip itself right out of place.

I prefer titanium over carbon fiber. Titanium doesnt 'snap' when hit hard, but will either bend, or dent, which is easier to repair than to go and have to purchase a whole new carbon fiber piece.

If you are racing, and need to lose weight, go with carbon fiber, otherwise, go for longer lasting parts, like titanium.
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carbon wouldnt be too bad as an engine mount, if u have plastic engine mounts then they dont get rid of heat to well so it wouldnt get to the carbon fibre, or u could have alloy engine mounts with like a piece of rubber across the bottom to take sum of the heat away
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carbon wouldnt be too bad as an engine mount, if u have plastic engine mounts then they dont get rid of heat to well so it wouldnt get to the carbon fibre, or u could have alloy engine mounts with like a piece of rubber across the bottom to take sum of the heat away
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the thing is, you want the aluminum/titanium chassis to absorb some of the heat, try sealing the bottom of your engine mounts off with silicon sealant, and watch your temps rise a few degrees...

Notice after about a tank of fuel, how the chassis feel quite warm, the chassis help to make the cooling surface larger for better dissapation of heat... You want to have a chassis that is able to transfer heat well, trust me.
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my xtr3e chassis isnt always that hot because of the plastic engine mount but it aint affected it in anyway, if anything it helps because it means i run my engine richer for a longer life and i still manage to kill everything that trys to challenge me
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You have to be careful with carbon fiber though... Great conductor if elect..... watch for glitches..... and I would def. stay with some kind of alloy/metal main chassis.... and titanium can be just as light as carbon fiber and it is not near as "brittle"... I would go total titanium if possible..... just my .02
Old 06-03-2005, 11:09 PM
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alright thx for the advice keep it comin
Old 06-04-2005, 08:12 AM
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oh btw the carbon fiber wont get disfigured in anyway with a nitro car, most engines run at around 260-280 and carbon fiber car take 300 so it aint gonna harm it unless ur enine runs stupidly lean
Old 06-08-2005, 03:29 PM
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wat hobby shops do you go to?
Old 06-08-2005, 04:44 PM
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lol what excatly would you have to do to bend titanium on a car/truck? Does anyone with titanium gear actually ever break anything?

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