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    Question Aluminum Shock Towers or RPM?

    Broke a shock tower in my brushless Maxx today. I run 4S; basically I just bash lightly and tool around.

    Recommendations for a quality aluminum replacement? Or should I just go RPM?

    I don't mind replacing something else in addition, if it helps prevent the "next weak link" from breaking.

    Thx in advance!
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    Quality replacments, flm 6061 , UE Knucklehead. The rpms are great,they flex and dont break. If you have stock bulkheads I would stick with the rpm.

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    ^^^^^
    What EMAXXBRUSHLESS said. Just one more thing to consider with the FLM Al Shock Towers is the extra flexibility in shock mounting positions which is useful at times.
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    Just ordered the RPMs. Always a known quantity.

    Thanks guys!
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    i pulled my rpm towers off my t maxx i bought over 8 years ago! still work great!

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    Good to know!
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    with the FLM are they tall enough to run 1/8 buggy shocks? I have some from an Ofna and they are like 1/2 longer than stocks and don't fit.

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    In the past there was some debate that the RPM towers flexed too much. While they are a great product, the theory was that the extra flex was causing the shock shafts to bend for not so perfect landings. The fix was good quality aluminum towers.

    Now, like I said, this seemed to be more of a debatable theory as I don't think anyone has ever proven it.

    I have RPM towers on my E Maxx. I have TiN coated shock shafts. I have not yet bend a shaft. But then again I'm a little more conservative with my truck.

    If I swap to aluminum towers I am eyeing the UE Knuckleheads.

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    I use the FLM towers with the stock posts. That way, if there's a hard hit upside down, those posts will flex or break. But then, those towers are connected to TRX aluminum bulks which are connected to an FLM chassis. I also run RPM arms, so the center of my truck should be safe. Underneath, titanium skids keep things protected.
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    I have rpm towers but plan on upgrading when I can afford it!

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