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    Carbon Fiber Chassis

    Hey Everybody,

    Has anybody tried this carbon fiber chassis conversion for Traxxas 1/16 models:

    Integy Carbon Fiber Chassis (The Toyz)

    Integy Carbon Fiber Chassis (less $$ from Active Powersports)



    It is quite pricey, but looks to be strong.

    Any experience with this chassis?

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    i like the battery slot ideas for the chassis, looks hardcore
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    Integy? what a joke.
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    It would be nice have one all aluminum, FLM should do it LOL !!!

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    It is quite pricey, but looks to be strong.
    Did you miss the "Integy" part? How could it be strong?
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    Even some very simple parts such as throttle arms and shock ends integy has managed to screw up. I wouldnt gamble with a price tag like that.
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    Integy has got some things right. It just seems to be like only 3% of their products though
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    I read a review somewhere... try the Toyz forum?

    I think it was labeled as "ok" but not for a basher...

    (but read my sig lol)
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj View Post
    Did you miss the "Integy" part? How could it be strong?
    Yeah.. I always thought that carbon fiber was stronger and lighter than plastic, though... so... hmmm
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    It say's that it's too wide for a stock body - looks wide in the pics also. I reckon it would be only good for the bling factor and maybe a bigger battery as the stock chassis is OK and cheap.

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    that thing almost shape like a bullfrog.

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    you can't run a larger battery in it, sadly... there is someone on thetyoz forum that reviewed it, said that the fit and finish wasn't very good.... but it was a strong unit.....

    and it is huge, might work on a slash, but not a revo, as it ends up being like a total of an inch wider than stock

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    That is a pointless product especially because carbon fiber is weaker than aluminum. I had a derailleur on my bike that had carbon fiber and I hit a rock and it shattered. I KNOW that wouldn't have happened with aluminum. If your gonna get a new body I would go aluminum all the way.

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    and not integy for aluminium but we don't know about their carbon fibre do we? unless it is carbon fibre plated lol like one of my fs racing trucks
    Does more $ = More fun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The VXL View Post
    unless it is carbon fibre plated lol like one of my fs racing trucks
    lol yeah that's funny, the chassis on that truck is SO fake!

    I'd say don't risk getting the chassis though, it's way too expensive and really what does this offer you that stock doesn't?

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    I'd say its a huge waist of $. What's so bad with the stock chassis that can't be fixed with some light tin, and some time??

    I've been running a broken chassis for over half the time I've had my car. I broke two in. A weeks time. So I spent some time, made a plate fro the front, and added aluminum bulkheads and center skid. Haven't had a issue since!!

    If it is unbreakable, I'll break it.

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    or jsut add a tbone center skid and bumpers

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    Quote Originally Posted by hav24wheel View Post
    I'd say its a huge waist of $. What's so bad with the stock chassis that can't be fixed with some light tin, and some time??

    I've been running a broken chassis for over half the time I've had my car. I broke two in. A weeks time. So I spent some time, made a plate fro the front, and added aluminum bulkheads and center skid. Haven't had a issue since!!

    how did you make that???

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    This thread is from 2011 man
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    Quote Originally Posted by casebutler View Post
    .....carbon fiber is weaker than aluminum.
    Who told you that ? Aluminum comes in many forms, some they are weak and some are very strong, but none of them is stronger then CF - at least CF doesn`t bend. Integy aluminum is known for its softness so I think they uses regular alu. Cf part should be ok, what I`m worried about is accuracy of the drilled holes and front bulkhead mount - if thats regular alu, it`s a crap.

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    Not all CF is created equal... just like all aluminum is not created equal. There are higher and lower grades of each.

    If you expect any CF to hold a screw better than aluminum, no matter the grade aluminum will win.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    Not all CF is created equal... just like all aluminum is not created equal. There are higher and lower grades of each.

    If you expect any CF to hold a screw better than aluminum, no matter the grade aluminum will win.
    Thats true, but for flat parts like chassis, CF is better, you cant bend CF chassis.

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