I realized after several sessions of crawling / bashing on gravel or rock, that the skid plate under the Summit were severely scratched. I bought replacement parts to be in stock in case of breakage, but I also look to buy strongest skid plates. I've also seens some scratches on a-arm but I will make custom protections as seen on this topic http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...=1#post4964174)
I had a look on this forum using google and the embedded search engine, but I'v found only one or two topics with some discussion about skid plates, but not as detailed as I would have liked to get an opinion.
I read that aluminum was a little more''hook''on some surfaces than plastic. So I don't know exactly what would be better...
I've found some products. From Integy (I know somes discussions about this brand, not necessarily for the better). And also from STRC ( discovered the brand through this topic http://www.competitionx.com/project-...crawler-build/ ).
I dont wan't colored skid plates, if I buy aluminium skid plates, it will be the silver version because I know that it will be scratched and I know that the color will become damaged.
Selected Integy products:
T3288 Front skid plate mid Forged Aluminum
T3290 Servo guard Forged Aluminum
T3291 Front skid plate front Forged Aluminum
T3289 Read skid plate Forged Aluminum
Selected STRC products:
SPTST5337FMS - ST Racing Concepts Heavy Duty Front & Middle Skid Plate (Silver)
SPTST5337RS - ST Racing Concepts Heavy Duty Rear Skid Plate (Silver)
SPTST5315B - ST Racing Concepts Servo Guard (Blue) (yes... blue because silver is out of stock)
SPTST5334R - ST Racing Concepts Heavy Duty Aluminum Steering Knuckles w/Larger Bearings (Red)
Yes... if I go for STRC, I'll also buy the Steering knuckles, red, because I've already bought the Traxxas' red aluminium toe link and the push rod.
May I know:
- your opinion on the installation of aluminum skid plates?
- whether you have other products to recommend?
Thanks for your help.