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    Shock tower

    Just brook front shock tower today on my Rusty 3705 with the VXL in it , Whats the cheapest way to go , not stock part 3639 plastic ?

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    RPM shock tower would be the most likely choice, they are durable and not very expensive.
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    The Traxxas 2518 (fiberglass) or the 2518x (graphite) are both way better than the stock tower.

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    I just picked up the FG tower, not installed yet, but it is much stiffer than stock. You will need some extra hardware if you go that route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harry697 View Post
    The Traxxas 2518 (fiberglass) or the 2518x (graphite) are both way better than the stock tower.
    I run the fiberglass #2518 tower in my race Rustler and love it. Very stiff (much stiffer than RPM's offerings) and costs only $6.
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    If this is for a basher... I really don't see a reason to buy anything buy the RPM part which, while not as stiff as fiberglass or graphite, is far more durable on big hits. If your racing, the other version may be beneficial... but for a basher the RPM part will last forever and never give you a seconds hassle.

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    I agree. If it's for bashing only and/or if durability is more important to you than handling then the RPM towers are the way to go. That said, I've never broken a fiberglass tower but suspect others have far bigger hits than me as I only run 2S.
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    Its funny, the front tower is the only stock part I've never broken on a traxxas truck. Rears I used to go through like water... but fronts NEVER failed. If a person IS breaking the front tower I have to think they're being pretty hard on the truck. But everyone seems to break different parts.

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    The stock front tower has such an incredible amount of flex in it that it's hard to imagine how it can break. Maybe in cooler climates it becomes more brittle though, I only run in warm/hot weather given my location.
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    I've never broken a stock tower, front or rear (knocks on wood). I really didn't think it was possible as much as they flex have. Apparently breaking the rear one is pretty common though. Only times I've ever really broken shock towers on any truck is when running with no body. Buggy is a whole other story.

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    Broke my front running with no body. I was just testing some suspension settings I'd made and had a traction roll. RPM is now in it's place.

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    Yeah I'd also say RPM.


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    Temps where about 30 outside , I was running at the beach on Lake Michigan about 15 min, into the run when it flit in over in and hitting the payment , that's when it broke . I think the cold had a big part in it .

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    Also had the springs set up stiffer so as it would not button out .

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    It broke where the Camber link bolts on the shock tower .

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    Get the RPM... you won't regret it.

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    cant go wrong with RPM, also you could get a nitro one for added strength
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    I bought a RPM off eBay for under 8 with shipping , took the hole front end off my old 3710 an put it on my older 3705 rusty an went back out to the beach for some fun , Did not brake anything this time . lol I don't like the 2.8 tires , like to role over on corners .

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