I have using a square tube alu chassi brace almost from day one on my Talion V3, been working well. I have bent a couple of shocktowers but never the chassiplate nor the gearbox. I have now invested in some carbon fiber shock towers and wonder if it's such a good idea to use a tower to tower brace with these. Is there anyone here that has carbon fiber shock towers and is using a brace ? Is a tower to tower brace really necessary, is there a lot of you guys out there that doesn't use them at all ? I read this on Voltage Hobbies page for their alu towers *NOTE We don't recommend the use of a "tower to tower brace" as it makes the shock towers and gearbox cases more likely to bend/break under hard impacts/crashes, the reason is most of the energy gets transferred directly to those two parts. We've tested out a tower to tower brace and it does lead to broken gearbox cases and bent shock towers from our testing. Even high-grade aluminum or carbon fiber shock towers are still prone to bending or snapping (it takes a lot more force for it to happen, but it does). Also we recommend that you run with your wing in place at all times as it acts as a bumper and absorbs most of the impact energy in crashes/rollovers, by doing so you'll better protect your rear shock tower.