The Hot Racing graphite shock towers I installed are much more
rigid than the stock pieces, and they allow the suspension to
work more efficiently. They also look trick mounted on the chassis. The towers include the screws and plastic nuts to mount the
shocks on the towers, and they’re bolted to the chassis with the
stock screws. The rear tower is attached to a machined-aluminum base, which, in turn, is mounted on the chassis. The aluminum base does not flex like the stock piece, and that helps to
make the completed chassis even more rigid. The towers also
have machined-aluminum body posts. I added a drop of thread-lock to the screws that retain the body posts to ensure they don’t
The Hot Racing
look cool and
With the electronics removed, you can see the graphite rear shock tower.
The machined-aluminum base and body post are also included with the
I just had to get a set of Hot Racing’s high-viscosity reservoir
dampers because they look so cool. The shock set includes front
and rear shocks and two sets of springs (red/soft & blue/medium).
The shocks have threaded bodies to allow easy ride-height
adjustment, and they can be filled with a few drops of silicone
shock fluid to provide modest damping. The shocks are not
sealed, so the fluid will eventually leak out. I used the stiff (blue)
springs on all corners and added a couple of drops of 3,000WT silicone diff fluid inside the shock bodies. The shocks are much
smoother than the stock friction dampers, and the truck bounces
far less over rough terrain with the new shocks installed.
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