View Full Version : which chassis to buy??????????
01-22-2004, 01:22 AM
im in the market for a new chasss i am thinking race bomb because i plan on going brushless and may need the room on the chassis and i really want the chassis
my ? is there a better chassis for the money its on sale for $150
01-22-2004, 06:11 AM
Here's what I did:
1) Bought the New Era Models aluminum chassis and cut of the sides. ~ $50
2) Bought some carbon fiber and made a lower battery plate. ~ $50
Time will tell how it will perform.. Here's a pic, see the lower left corner in the photo:
01-22-2004, 07:37 PM
Here is an awesome aluminum chassis from UE:
Can withstand 2,500 pound impact!!!!!!^_^
01-22-2004, 08:39 PM
I run the UE chassis, only done one race on it so far, pulverized my rear bulkheads at the shock tower mounts, until then, I loved the way my maxx performed.
I had also, put on a pair of black trinity springs, and tried a pair of 40 series bowties on 40 series velocity 6 wheels.
My maxx was very responsive with the setup. Very responsive in the corners, with a near neutral balance, no unwanted understeer, with the balance towards oversteer, I think that was the 40 series, they probably give the maxx much snapier handling. Could corner very fast.
Being that the start line, isn't near the straights, but has some good curves first, I had a good 2-3 second lead on them at the end of the first lap! (All T-maxx's, some probably $2000+ Maxx's)
I found out just how much of a lead I had, on my second lap, hit a jump to fast, the rear wheels, shot into the air faster then the front, cartwheeled, and despite the turn martial time, still had a 3 corner lead on the second place T-maxx!
Su uhm yeah, I like the chassis. :D
01-22-2004, 08:46 PM
Jeremy and myself ran the racebomb in CT, and lead every lap we had full power. Motor problems kept both of us from winning I feel pretty sure, for I personally had a very compfortable over half lap lead on everyone in the main when my motor locked up with 2 minutes to go. Jeremy ran a single motor and was dominating the track in his heats, his motor/controller went up in smoke before the main. I ran my truck locally against the new UE race trucks and passed every single on of them on the track and lead the race each time till the tires came unglued, batts dumped, rx pack came out. Its been untouchable on the track.
01-22-2004, 08:53 PM
You know... I really don't miss brushless.
Thanks for reminding me of the pink smoke I'll never see again. :)
01-22-2004, 09:43 PM
By the way, my next E-maxx, will probably use this chassis.
01-22-2004, 10:04 PM
ue looks nice but is more than double the price and looks very heavy plus it does not hold as many cells on each side
it looks like the race bomb has more room to mount speed controllers if i ever try two run dual brushless motors
01-22-2004, 10:30 PM
The UE, is not heavy, might even be lighter then the racebomb.
My truck, did not have a major weight gain, I think when I had it all asembled, I only put on a tad over .1 Lb's, that included steel idler gears.
I now have a set of 40 series wheels, which did add a little weight, so I sit in at 8.6ish pounds without batteries.
01-23-2004, 10:11 AM
does any body here know the weight of a race bomb or the weight of the ue chassis
01-23-2004, 12:56 PM
I wegihed the UE chassis, but have forgetten, .7 or so lb's. Stock, was in the .5's.
01-23-2004, 03:52 PM
is that the weight of the chassis itself or the whole kit? Sounds like the bare chassis.
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