Fireteam Shock tower replacement

Goofy

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I've apparently bent my rear shock tower while doing pretty standard bashing and not sure which path to go down.

Jenny's has the stock ones dirt cheap ($6 for the pair) or the Kraton 6S EXB towers for $35. Alternatively, I could go for the wallet-shattering ones from m2c (55$ each). I don't do or plan on doing extreme bashing, however the FT is a heavy boy so I feel like any mild crashes will torque the bejesus outta the tower. I think the 7075 Kraton ones are a direct fit and should be a happy middle ground?

Curious what others think!
 

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I think you’re kinda right. You could also consider the Basherqueen shock towers; cheaper than M2C but more expensive than the EXB. They’re very strong ( I think they’re stronger than EXB, not sure how they compare to M2C).
 

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I've apparently bent my rear shock tower while doing pretty standard bashing and not sure which path to go down.

Jenny's has the stock ones dirt cheap ($6 for the pair) or the Kraton 6S EXB towers for $35. Alternatively, I could go for the wallet-shattering ones from m2c (55$ each). I don't do or plan on doing extreme bashing, however the FT is a heavy boy so I feel like any mild crashes will torque the bejesus outta the tower. I think the 7075 Kraton ones are a direct fit and should be a happy middle ground?

Curious what others think!

Get a replacement. But I love the M2C rear shock mount support to channel that force away from the shock tower to the chassis,

My FT bashes hard even when I had the stamped chassis never bent the shock mount with the M2C support brace. I just put the Mojave chassis on before Xmas but have not been out with it yet. Since July, the M2C brace support has been spot-on with the stock rear mount! I add one to all my 6S rigs.

M2C tower brace

Stock shock mount just deanodized
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What fan mount is that for the ESC and the motor?

Hello

Motor:
When it comes to motors without heat ridges, I buy the heatsink pictured. It's low profile, and it fits a 40mm fan, and holds tight like a glove on a 2050kv motor saddled crossed the motor:
https://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p_prodid=21298&p_catid=28#.Y7O7OOzMLKo

Not pictured, when I have the Arrma motor with the heat ridges on it, I do not buy this heatsink since I do not want to place a heatsink saddled on those. I buy this one:
https://www.radiocontrolpower.com/p...-brushless-motor-fan-bracket-for-40-x-40-fans


ESC:
This one is not so easy to get. There are many of these 40mm ESC fan mounts on eBay, and even those 3D printed if you just need a mount. With the HW Max6 ESC, I need a fan bracket that cuts out around the ESC capacitors. This ESC makes it harder to use any fan bracket because I have some of those eBay ones, but they hit the capacitors when I tried to put it on. I ordered a few from overseas since it takes a long time to get, so I have some spares for future Max6 ESCs.
Version 1
Version 2

Hope that helps?
 
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