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Old 03-05-2011, 10:34 AM
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Hey, to the dedicated 1/8 scale buggy racers,

Which would be a better upgrade, CF shock towers or FT blue aluminum?

The track i will be racing at is hard packed clay and pretty big jumps,

I currently have Trinity Aluminum shocktowers(that didnt fit, had to drimmel)
they fit now.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:52 PM
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Well the FT blue aluminium shocktowers are from the RC8B, which means theyre updated so I suppose they should be better somehow.
Ive always liked aluminium shocktowers more either way since theyre more durable.
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:10 PM
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Hang on a couple of months and see if they bring the new towers and arms that the pro's have been using!
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There should be some new towers and arms coming out soon, the shocks will be more vertical than the current towers. As far as the current towers the aluminum towers have aditional camber link holes in the rear and different inserts in the front to make adjustments easier where as the carbon towers may be slightly lighter. Most run the aluminum parts.
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Originally Posted by dragracechief View Post
There should be some new towers and arms coming out soon, the shocks will be more vertical than the current towers. As far as the current towers the aluminum towers have aditional camber link holes in the rear and different inserts in the front to make adjustments easier where as the carbon towers may be slightly lighter. Most run the aluminum parts.



new arms im guessing they will make the rc8t wider if so the new towers will make the shocks more vertical= more grip more stable ?
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Originally Posted by tc5 man View Post
new arms im guessing they will make the rc8t wider if so the new towers will make the shocks more vertical= more grip more stable ?
I dont believe the RC8T is getting any updates right away and the buggy arms are not wider just no risers in the arms for the shocks, and yes its for stability.
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Originally Posted by dragracechief View Post
I dont believe the RC8T is getting any updates right away and the buggy arms are not wider just no risers in the arms for the shocks, and yes its for stability.


oh shoot my fault i though the tread said rc8t


maybe in summer time the truggy will get a light weight flex chassis or somthing like that who knows.
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Originally Posted by dragracechief View Post
There should be some new towers and arms coming out soon, the shocks will be more vertical than the current towers. As far as the current towers the aluminum towers have aditional camber link holes in the rear and different inserts in the front to make adjustments easier where as the carbon towers may be slightly lighter. Most run the aluminum parts.
Ok thanks for that info! Just wondering roughly how long, few weeks maybe or months?
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