Why are Skidplates Aluminum? Isn't steel tougher?
Posted December 03, 2002 - 11:36 AM
Are they always aluminum cause it's easier to buld with, or looks better, or lasts longer, or rust resistance,or lighter, or what?
I would be happy to have a tougher, steel plate, even if it was a bit heavier and I had to paint it once a year to prevent rust. It just seems like it would be stronger.
Posted December 03, 2002 - 01:08 PM
Most of the parts I have made are cheaper to make out of carbon steel, even with paint or powder coating. Aluminum is more expensive than steel and more difficult to weld and as mentioned above, it is about 3 times lighter.
Ask the dealer or call the company before you buy the product if it doesn't state what aluminum the product is made from. Most handlebars state which alumimum is used. They are going to cost more but will hold up much better to abuse.
Posted December 03, 2002 - 11:28 PM
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