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Old 22nd May 2016, 04:22 PM
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You belted it and it didn't shatter? That is interesting. As far as I know the trick with Al casting it to slow cool them. If they form bigger crystals and/or if they have a higher copper content, they tend to bend rather than break immediately. Adding scandium also works brilliantly, but getting a copper/scandium doped cast aluminium might be a little hopeful I fear.
I have just discovered a fibre that has been around for a while called innegra that I didn't know about. Very light and VERY tough in composites. I was looking for a kevlar supplier to make skid plated for the transmission and diffs when I found it. If I can find a supplier for both I think I will have a go at using them to make the aforementioned. If that works I will try a engine bash plate. Innegra is way cheaper than kevlar and carbon.
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Who has one of these fitted to their Forester? and how much ground clearance did you loose?
Mate fitted my xtreme one up on a 07 for forester. At front flat bolt up part was about 330mm to ground at lowest base of it was about 230mm .

Also note doing this on a non level driveway so results could vary.

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I have just discovered a fibre that has been around for a while called innegra that I didn't know about. Very light and VERY tough in composites. I was looking for a kevlar supplier to make skid plated for the transmission and diffs when I found it. If I can find a supplier for both I think I will have a go at using them to make the aforementioned. If that works I will try a engine bash plate. Innegra is way cheaper than kevlar and carbon.
Hi gregjet, did you have any joy with the Innegra?
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