What makes a Binaltech a Binaltech?....or in other words, different from its plastic counterpart, an Alternator? As some of you guys know, I have always been an Alt guy....even when they were in the stores, I would always pass up a Binaltech for an Alternator. I had seen BT's in person, and handled them....I just didn't like them for various reasons, the main one being that it's easier to bash a plastic bot than a metal one, also plastic is more forgiving than metal is....(IMO)....and the BT's just felt "unnecessarily" heavy to me. Then, thanks to Wikkid, in a parts trade deal we made, he gave me a Binaltech Alert. He sited the same issues that it was "pretty much worthless" to use a "reshell/bash fodder"....I figured I could use something off of it for parts somewhere....so I took it. Then, enter Erech Overaker to the picture....he hooked me up with an Alt Ricochet for a very good price.....(thanks again man) So I decided to put the two together to make my own "Alt Alert" But first, I wanted to examine what made a BT, a BT. And this is what I found: These are the only "metal" parts in the BT Alert....all the rest of the parts, are plastic, just like their Alternator counterpart The four doors are metal: The hood and roof are metal: And the outside portion of the feet are metal: And that's it!!!.....everything else is plastic. So I had to ask these questions: Is it these mere parts that make people love the BT line over the Alt line? Do these few parts warrant the extra cost associated with purchasing a BT over an Alt? (IMO, no they dont) I know some people like both, but there are some diehard BT fans out there as well as diehard Alt fans.... Oh yeah....that Alt Alert?..... All plastic baby....even painted the roof white, and added the light bar to it too.... Feel free to discuss!!