Originally Posted by paintpro21
The EC-7 is stiffer and able to take more stress than the ARC-8 even though the ARC-8 never had an issue concerning strength and it's been through plenty of serious abuse as well.
I can atest to this...my ARC8s took a real beating in Korea. The roads were atrocious. 3 years and still going strong. Which is kind odd that you would add more strength to the EC7. I would say maybe go the other way and make it even lighter than the ARC8.