First i should say i really like the t bone wheelie bar for its strength and looks. I run an alloy flate plate case with a vxl motor and heatsink with a t bone wheelie bar as there isnt much for wheelie bar options with this case. When i first got the wheelie bar i thought this is really flexable and thought man if this thing flexes hard in a crash it might bend the trans motor plate.... it didnt and seemed to be holding good.Yesterday i crashed hard and flipped about 20 times across the street and back on its wheels, i hit the gas and nothing....took a look at it and the wheelie bar flexed so far in it bent the motor heat sink,pushed the motor in so the spur and pinion were tight. In turn toasted the front motor bearing(motor is 3 runs old), bent the heatsink and cracked 2 clutch pads.
Like i said i really like this wheelie bar over my other few options and ime thinking maybe trying to rig up some brackets and tie bars to stiffen it up ( ide hate to bend the case ). Has anyone else had this issue .Any and all input here is good.
Here is the damage, i guess it coulda been worse.
Dont let the brand name fool you...lol
Here i am use a little force but not much squeezing it in tight and see how the wheelie bar nuts contact.
Left side squeeze
Right side squeeze, this is the contact point ime worried about.
Here there are 2 vacant holes in the STRC tower i could mount a bracket to and mount a bracket to the 2 wheelie bar bolts and tie them together with traxxas tie bars. My question is would the shock tower hold up to the extra pressure? would it bend? anyone have a better idea on how to stiffen this up?