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Steel or Aluminum Crushloks?

juniormudder2010-08-14 05:41:36 +0000 #1
What is better for pit racing, aluminum or steel crushloks? I am aware that the steel ones are heavier but is that an advantage or disadvantage? These will be for 30" Silverbacks.

I have also heard of "SwampLox", are these basically the same as Crushloks? Which is better and what should I get?
harmonsbrute2010-08-14 05:56:02 +0000 #2
id say get sum swamplox. paul is a great guy to deal with
Bootlegger2010-08-14 05:49:27 +0000 #3
Aluminum is the way to go....but they are more money. Yes Swamp lox is the same as steel crushlocks.....In a few months I will running the aluminum ones. I gotta get me a HMF and some other things first. All Four Aluminum locks weigh the same as ONE steel C-lock. The steel one's weight 20lbs each. in 12 inch. what tire are you putting them one??? if you get 14's John at Wild Boar ATV makes the best looking ones...
juniormudder2010-08-14 06:10:26 +0000 #4
I am putting them on 30" Silverbacks, although I have 9 and 11" ones so should I trade the wides for skinnies? I have heard that puttin the wides on loks kinda defeats the purpose of makin them skinnier. Also are you referring to wildboaratvparts?
Bootlegger2010-08-14 07:10:16 +0000 #5
Yes...Wild Boar atv parts....great guys.

If it was mine i would run all skinnys. The wides in the pits float way too bad.
juniormudder2010-08-14 08:00:39 +0000 #6
Thank you for your help but I have an 840 brute and are you sure that aluminum ones would be better than steel? I mean, wouldn't I want heavier wheels to keep the front planted? Or will the aluminum ones be enough?
Bootlegger2010-08-14 07:20:36 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by juniormudder

Thank you for your help but I have an 840 brute and are you sure that aluminum ones would be better than steel? I mean, wouldn't I want heavier wheels to keep the front planted? Or will the aluminum ones be enough?

Its up to you in the end....I just had a Brute myself I traded off... Just take some time to see what all the racers is running them. Randy Miller, Bruce Cline "who races 1,000"+"cc Can-Am's, Hoyt McCormick who races a 999cc Stroker Can-Ams, Dakota Klein with his AMR Can-Am's...and god knows what CC's his bike are...lol. All The BIG FAST motor guys are running them. Even if you put steel one's on your Brute you will have to run atleast 50-70 lbs. of weight on the front to keep it down some....even then its impossible. The Brute's are a hard bike to race in the pits they have now...mostly water with some mud at the bottom. Alot of the pits are speed pits where you don't want weight. I think the only racer that won a lot this year with out was Adam Ladner. I mean you will see a lot of steel one's as well....but like I said...it up to you and what you like. Also....if your going to race it...make sure you change your clutching around a lot.

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