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    Default Titanium shock shafts

    Just a product suggestion.

    Was looking at your shock shafts and thought the design would lend itself well to a light weight titanium version.

    The 6mm steel shafts in the VVC shocks while strong introduce a lot of extra weight over the RTR's 4mm shafts, and while a lot stronger they are imo a bit overkill (no ones really come close to bending 6mm thick steel).

    TiNi coated would the ultimate awesome but just to have your design in Ti would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brer rabbit View Post
    Just a product suggestion.

    Was looking at your shock shafts and thought the design would lend itself well to a light weight titanium version.

    The 6mm steel shafts in the VVC shocks while strong introduce a lot of extra weight over the RTR's 4mm shafts, and while a lot stronger they are imo a bit overkill (no ones really come close to bending 6mm thick steel).

    TiNi coated would the ultimate awesome but just to have your design in Ti would be great.
    Titanium is quite brittle when hardend however Ti has more flex than steel and aluminium so in a rather LARGE impact its more likly to flex a little bit than to just bend and stay bent.

    Ti FTW.

    Craig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig-robbo View Post
    Titanium is quite brittle when hardend however Ti has more flex than steel and aluminium so in a rather LARGE impact its more likly to flex a little bit than to just bend and stay bent.

    Ti FTW.

    Craig
    See you took the idea and ran with it, congrats on the new RR lineup.

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