Hey guys, I was looking at RC Planet and I found a aluminum center skid plate for the E-Revo or Summit. http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...tCode=GHH02561 Looking at it got me thinking... Besides looking cool, I wonder if it would help stiffen the chassis, and strengthen it? Either way, it looks cool, so I was just wondering what you guys think.
Last edited by Wolfslash16; 05-01-2013 at 05:19 PM.
Definitely looks cool But Im not sure how it would go "stiffening" the chassis, I think more of a brace on the top would help stiffen if that's what you are looking for.
Slugs are just naturally aspirated snails
For crawling you want some flex in the chassis and make it to stiff and more than likely going to find a weak point, meaning something will break LOL IMO
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Aluminum skid plate's aren't the best thing. Aluminum tends to snag on rocks instead of sliding. I don't think this plate will stiffen the chassis, it's in an already strong place in the truck. I've never seen anyone break a chassis in the middle, on the ends yes but not the middle. I could think of better ways to spend money unless you just want that bling factor. Check out T Bone Racing for skid plates.
The only benefit i can see from the alum skids. It will stiffen up the chassis under the diff housings. This in turn should stop some of the moment in the diffs and help keep them strait and relieve some of the strain on them from twisting and turning. In turn should prolong the life. since we all seem to kill a diff at one point or another. I have been looking into them just for this reason as their is quite a bit of twist and movement on the diffs
No benefit. If your running your summit hard enough to flex or break the chassis in any place that skidplate is going to stiffen, you need a heck of alot more than just that skid plate.
Heres a REAL skidplate for a summit that actually provides huge benefits while crawling. Stiffer? Maybe not. Useful? Heck yeah!
The reason I asked about it is because with my DeWalt, if I floor it and it wheelies, you can see the chassis twist, or flex in the middle, about a inch or so. It doesn't matter, I just wanted to know if that center skid would fix it.
I put hot glue around my diffs to prevent them from moving, and from dirt getting in.