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    Default Enclosed rear suspension arms

    I was just perusing Phatdad's new enclosed rear suspension arm design!
    http://www.hpibajaforum.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=97232





    Looks like a winner for bashers!

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    They look very heavy though unless they are plastic.
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    Look like anodised billet to me!

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    If someone made those in plastic it would be a hot item I suppose!!! hint hint.. Wait a minute I can't hint to myself.. forget that... I have to stop letting the voices interrupt my posts LOL!!

    (Disclaimer: we are not making plastic arms for those who are now wondering)
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    lol, I hate alloy arms but i do like those. If they were made from plastic and were as durable as RPM then they would definately be on my baja when released.

    might even find there way to my baja if they were alloy too...

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    look very strong but i wonder how much weight they'd add??

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    I believe they are still in the prototype stage at the moment
    He says weight will only be marginally heavier but the kicked down end should eliminate wheel rub
    and keep camber true
    worth while gains for slight weight gain me thinks.

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    I have drawings that look quite similar to these. I will shoot Tom an email an ask whether he fancies working with me on a plastic unit.

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    Plastic would be great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo Performance View Post
    Plastic would be great!
    Silverback plastic would be AWESOME!

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    Response via HBF

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleRacing
    We are not going to "tell" what the material is, but these arms are NOT any form of metal or aluminum.
    Remember, the word billet means made out of solid material, not molded or cast.
    There is no worry about weight with these arms, they are barely heavier than stock or RPM, the diff in weight is minimal and you will not notice. What you will notice is not having to replace arms and rod ends because of wheel rubbing.
    Ooooh I'm getting excited for these

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo Performance View Post
    They look very heavy though unless they are plastic.
    Relax clayton. There not aluminum. And there not a cheap form of plastic.

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    here is the arm with Overkill Concepts upper arm / Hostile hub / Phatdad arm (secret plastic material)
    The strongest rear end for baja in the world




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    thats sikk man, a truly bullet proof rear end man
    Quote Originally Posted by Drg007 View Post
    here is the arm with Overkill Concepts upper arm / Hostile hub / Phatdad arm (secret plastic material)
    The strongest rear end for baja in the world




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    very nice !!!

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    Nice! liking the fact Phats has added some additional shock mounting positions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brer rabbit View Post
    Nice! liking the fact Phats has added some additional shock mounting positions.
    was just thinking that myself maybe a thing to add to the list when back on the straight and narrow

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    Default Phatdad lower a-arms

    They are made from billet Delrin, very light,got some touches like the dropped angle at the hub end for more travel andeven better clearance.
    A lot dearer than I expected you can go through a bucket of RPM a-arms for the money.
    Only bit that Ilike is they look like the real thing on trophy truck's, very scale.

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    very nice arm with zero flex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drg007 View Post
    very nice arm with zero flex.
    Thanks for all the kind words Guys. They also have a lifetime warranty.
    Also use captured hinge pins on the wheel hub. The c-clips like to pop off, backing out the dowel pin damaging the arm.

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