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    Question carbon fiber or aluminum or rpm?

    fore upgrades what the best carbon fiber aluminum or rpm?

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    You will likely get varying opinions. I'm a fan of plastic, so I would go with RPM parts. They are much more forgiving, since they flex. As usual, I still only recommend upgrading what you break, though.
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    I agree with cooleo
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    Agree also plastic flexes carbon fiber snaps and aluminum bends. Cf, Alum Look Better
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    Using aluminum in areas outside of the bulkhead, transmission case and caster blocks is what I would avoid. Aluminum likes to bend, and although carbon fiber looks trick, weighs 45% of what aluminum does and is much stiffer than stock or aluminum, tends to be more brittle than either. RPM makes some of the best parts and are quite popular (for good reason). Their shock towers are much better than the stock units because they're stiffer, but also are more durable than the stock units. The same is true for their suspension arms, which also happen to be a few grams lighter than the stock units they replace. Cooleo said it best though: replace the parts you break.
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    I was talking to the guy at my LHS and he said that the alumin. A-arms for the slash would extend the wheel base is this true?

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    Only if you bought an extended version.
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    Id say alum....... unless its a racing machine or speed demon....... than carbon fiber..... Never had the need or wants for everything RPM, so I cant say much about them.
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    There is an equation for figuring out if RPM is a good investment: RPM=BEST STUFF EVER! A lifetime warranty just can't be beat.
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    I have RPM arm all the way around and i love them. I have taken some curbs at high speed and my slash kept on running. I have hit some pretty big rocks and it keeps on running nothing bent nothing broke i have a couple scratches that if it was any other arm their would be some MAJOR gashes or broken parts. RPM IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO,!!! IMO
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    do i have to worry about stripping rpm parts.?
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    Stripping? How so? Like stripping out the screw holes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooleocool
    Stripping? How so? Like stripping out the screw holes?
    yes
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    Like any part involving screws, yes, don't strip them. Hand tightening should avoid this.
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