I have a 1/16 Summit VXL and a Mini Revo.
My son crashed the Merv and broke the chassis. I have ordered a new chassis. But my thinking, in order to prevent future damages of getting a chassis brace.
Do you think it's a good idea? Or does it add a lot of weight? Deminish ground clearance? Really make it stronger?
Will ones that fit the Merv fit the mini Summit too? Which braces would you recommend?
T bone one piece skid plate. Or 3 piece set. They both work well. The 1 piece would be better though. It might not fit the summit though. Thetoyz.com has some chassis braces that will fit any of the minis.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
I'm thinking about getting the t bone brace for my son's mini digger. He broke the chassis last night by hitting a tree.
The T- bone does fit the Summit I've been told. I want a one piece skid plate that is exactly like the stock three piece of the Summit but connected. RPM says sales aren't great for the 1/16 stuff right now.
Those who forfeit liberty 4 security get neither
t-bone should be fien on the summit
traxxas 1/16th sales are fine...... that is why they keep re-using the platform
If you want you can invest in the T-bone skid plates. But another option to help a little too is the shock mounted chassis brace and you can get aluminum skid plates that fit in the stock locations.
With just the toyz braces I was catching 10' of air at the skate park on my merv. No problem. Now have Tbones brace/bumper/wheelie bar too. cant wait to try it out. Bullet proof chassis wise.
Lots of people swear by the T-Bone - we've broke tons of stuff but we have never a chassis. Even the kid with 8 foot hi jumps. Maybe we are lucky but I would not attach that monster to my ride unless I've broke a couple at least (logic would tell me to adjust my driving style in such a case anyway) But anyway, if you are into monster jumps (and the associated endos) go for it !
I'm sure they will add strength
There are lots of ways to do that. Most are wrong.