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Kraton I've never been so satisfied to destroy my RC ๐Ÿ˜

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So this was my first bash day with my new to me kraton and it was a blast even though I really F'd it up! First half of the session was launching it off a decent dirt ramp and tooling around. That was awesome and surprisingly did my first backflip and front flip! Kraton took a few nice hits here and there but this truck is really solid and performed excellent. Then a suggestion of "let's take it to the street and open it up" was mentioned so we did. Third pass I clipped the neighbors 4x4 mailbox post at the rear wheel. It basically exploded and a arm pin, swaybar and driveshaft went hurling 50 feet down the street onto the other side of the street woods line. Amazingly I found every part. Looking for suggestions. I think I can just jb weld the diff case screw area, hammer flat the shock tower and replace the rear suspension hanger part. How many times did you bend your tower back before you just bought a gka or voltage Hobbies, etc tower?
And the rear suspension hanger... How often do they go? Is that a must have aftermarket part as well?
Here's the damage.
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Was a good time! ๐Ÿ˜
Oh and bent the rear a arm pin also
 

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So I the RR metal pin holder for $5 and my ride would be fixed. Diff case is fine but I might add some jb weld after in. I am going to probably buy the case cover for $10... I don't think Jenny's has anything in stock.
So I'm saying to myself does buying the set of the RR and RF rear a arm mounts from gka for $40 worth it when I can get a rear tower for the same cost and just fix my RR mount with a $5 stock part.
Or is this a problem area that needs a aftermarket?
And I could always just buy the RR from Voltage for $20 if they even have it in stock.
It appears to me that when driving forwards only the RR mount will take the hit and not the RF mount.
 

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I'd definitely replace the case. Esiest way is to buy a complete one from a kit breaker like Jenny's. Then you have a spare dif as well. Shock towers can be aligned pretty easily.
What does this mean... New Talion Outcast pinion? Are the Outcast, Talion and kraton rear diffs the same?
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Replace the diff case/bulkhead, flatten the tower back out, replace the hinge pin brace with stock.

I like sticking with the cheap stock towers off ebay on my outcast because I'd rather bend a tower than break the stupid diff case/bulkhead because the tower was so strong. I haven't had any issue with the stock rear hinge pin holders. I've broken the stock upper/rear holder and replaced that with a VR upgrade.

I mean, if you hit something inanimate at 50mph, stuff is going to break/bend regardless how much $ you throw at it. With most RC's for toughness, I put must of my money in the core of the truck and accept that the things that stick out are going to break/bend at some point. Towers, arms are things I consider "wear" items. :)
 
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