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    1/16 Chassis brace

    Hi All

    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?

    Thanks

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    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.
    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

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    heres a link top the chassis brace Jimdog mentioned.

    http://thetoyz.com/Traxxas/Mini-1-16...e-Toyz/13122/#

    i dont think the t-bone skid plates will fit the summit but i may be wrong.

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    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.

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    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

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    t-bone should be fien on the summit


    traxxas 1/16th sales are fine...... that is why they keep re-using the platform

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    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.

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    You can find them all at www.thetoyz.com

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    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.

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    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.

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    I thought this chassis brace was aluminum im kinda dissapointed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamza View Post
    I thought this chassis brace was aluminum im kinda dissapointed
    A brace of this nature will never be aluminum because it would make it so heavy for such a small vehicle. Plus possible bending, plastic just makes better sense since it is more than stronger and thicker than the chassis. If you couple this brace with the upper aluminum T braces that go under the shocks you have more durability you will ever need.

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    I put the T-Bone Racing one piece chassis brace on my MERV and have had no problems. It’s around $24 and very worth it!

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