How to break a shock mount

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Just a miserable lid landing, lol. The front diff got [email protected] up too.

 

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Bad luck man. Thought you might be interested in a simple mod for the shock mounts. The stock M3 screws/bolts are threaded all the way up to the shoulder. I got some 33mm long ones from ebay that are only partially threaded and therefore stronger at the shock tower end where it matters. Tried this after my son kept breaking the bolts on his Typhon on the race track mixing it up with nitros - seems to work well so I have done it all round on my Kraton with no breakages on either vehicle to date! You just need to counterbore the shock mount with a 3mm diameter drill just enough to give clearance for the part of the bolt that is not threaded. Added a few pics below.
 

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Bad luck man. Thought you might be interested in a simple mod for the shock mounts. The stock M3 screws/bolts are threaded all the way up to the shoulder. I got some 33mm long ones from ebay that are only partially threaded and therefore stronger at the shock tower end where it matters. Tried this after my son kept breaking the bolts on his Typhon on the race track mixing it up with nitros - seems to work well so I have done it all round on my Kraton with no breakages on either vehicle to date! You just need to counterbore the shock mount with a 3mm diameter drill just enough to give clearance for the part of the bolt that is not threaded. Added a few pics below.
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