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    Shock tower material

    I broke my rear shock tower on my old Losi GTX and can't find a replacement for it so I am going to have someone make one for me. My question is what material should it be made out of? Steel? Aluminum? Other metal? How thick?

    I'm also going to be doing the front one so the truck isn't off balance.
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    RE: Shock tower material

    carbon fiber? graphite? prob not steel too heavy.
    After its all said and done, alot more is said than done.

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    RE: Shock tower material

    6061 Aluminum[&o]
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    RE: Shock tower material

    I think the ones that were on there were made of graphite but i want something that is stronger and won't break or bend.
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    RE: Shock tower material

    7075 aluminum or titanium maby. good luck machining the ti tho.
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    RE: Shock tower material

    id say carbon fiber...get scrap sheets of it from somewhere then machine it
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    RE: Shock tower material

    My cousin bought a aluminum tower and it kept bending as it took hard hits. Eventually yo will stress it out enough and it will break. I would go with carbon fiber.

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    RE: Shock tower material

    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll see what I can get my hands on and I'll probably make a couple extra shock towers to have as back-ups.
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    RE: Shock tower material

    Aluminum is your best bet. Is the tower a 2D type of design or is it molded?
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    RE: Shock tower material

    It is flat and about 1/4 inch or 5/8 inch thick. I didn't measure the thickness, but i think it should be easy to do.
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