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Talion Chassis is Very Soft Metal. Bends very easy.

Discussion in 'Chassis & Drivetrain' started by sandblaster, Jul 30, 2017.

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    Any way to replace the very soft stock chassis with a stronger one. Stock bends so easy. Must be made of totally soft aluminum. Bottom dimples to clear ring gear bent in and destroyed both diff's. Have the rear aluminum brace added and it still bent just in front of the brace anchor. Straightened it with very little force. Mush is the word that comes to mind on how soft the metal is. Talion only a couple of months old. Becoming unimpressed with the quality of this unit. Becoming very expensive to maintain.
     
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    This is not surprising as aluminum weakens as it bends. So bending an already weakened joint is no surprise. You're just further weakening it.

    What aluminum braces are you using on your Talion?
     
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    I have never seen aluminum bend this easy. It is totally junk. Your statement of weakens and it bends is very strange. It should have resistance from bending not soft like butter. It takes very little effort to bend it. This is very, very soft metal. Totally not adequate for the job. Have worked with metal of most kinds in my 73 years. Have an ideal of what it should be like. This is unbelievable soft. Used a 40mm X 3 mm flat brace on bottom, purchased from local hardware. It is tougher then the metal in the chassis.

    Using Hot Racing brace. It did it's job as the bend was in front of the brace.
     
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    Man that stinks. Hit up Arrma and tell em you got a bad chassis.
     
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    Figured it would do no good. Nice ideal tho.
     
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    After owning the hpi trophy truggy flux this chassis is decent. I haven't bent the talion yet. 2 chassis on the hpi and I constantly had to bend it and the shock towers back. My talion is still solid after beating on it for over a year(nothing is out of shape)
    Sounds like you may have gotten a bad chassis

    Oh this is modeled after the Durango truggy. Wonder if their chassis would work? Might be worth looking into
     
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    Someone has a thread on swapping the DEXT8 (I think) chassis onto a Kraton.
     
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    Yes, checked with him, still unfinished project. Would be great if it was possible with good results.
     
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    Im very disappointed at the chassis also. I bought a kraton friday, ran it it yesterday for the first time, and no more than 15 minutes i bent it.REALLY!? all i did was hit a jump and got about 10 feet in air . im out now looking for aluminum rod to run from shock tower to tower. Hopefully this will prevent it from bending again.
     
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    Yeah, I bent my Kraton chassis too - at a skate park, jumping it on the quarter-pipe ramp, straight up 15'-20'.
    So what that it only took 15 minutes and a hammer to fix.[/sarcasm]

    But really, the way we beat on our cars, I am amazed when I get home and only have some minor bent shock towers or a tweeeked chassis.
     
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    Lol i guess a hammer would do it
     
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