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Author:  Tsuiyuen [ Sun Nov 07, 2004 04:44:12 ]
Post subject:  Rear Body Mounts

i think the rear body mounts should mount on the chassic different to the rear damper plate....
it was because i have a accident..my car turn up side down...
maybe coz the hit on the body....it fractured my rear damper plate...
i don't think anyone will prepare a spare damper plate......

Author:  ChrisP [ Sun Nov 07, 2004 04:52:23 ]
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If by damper plate you mean the rear shock tower, then yes..many actually DO carry spare shock towers in their spare parts kits....

I've personally taken some pretty brutal hits on my car without doing any damage to the shock towers...the C-hubs ont he other hand ....well..I go through a lot of those lately :oops:

Author:  Tonyv [ Sun Nov 07, 2004 19:01:11 ]
Post subject:  Re: Rear Body Mounts

Tsuiyuen wrote:
i think the rear body mounts should mount on the chassic different to the rear damper plate....
it was because i have a accident..my car turn up side down...
maybe coz the hit on the body....it fractured my rear damper plate...
i don't think anyone will prepare a spare damper plate......


It is very unlikely that your rear shock tower broke as a result of a force excerted on the rear body posts. The material that the shock tower is made of is much stronger than the material the body mounts are made of meaning that the latter will break first. In other words, when you rolled the car the shock tower itself must have had a hard contact with something else (another car or the track barriers perhaps?).

While shock towers (as with most parts on the XRay cars) will not break easily, they can break if you have a major crash. It is allways a good idea to have spare shock towers with you. As Chris indicated many XRay drivers do.

Author:  ChrisP [ Sun Nov 07, 2004 19:32:36 ]
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keeping shock towers as spares isn't because of any inherent weakness in the car though, it's because the shock towers are at a high point....

Look at the parts that are vulnerable in any kit..they are located at extreme positions....highpoints and corners (shock towers and suspension pieces)

In order to damage anything else you'd have to get past those other pieces...The only things I've found that get damaged fairly easily are the front upper bumper plate (which i beleive has been designed as a sacrificial shock absorbing part) and the front C-hubs which can be protected with a wider bumper...

Author:  Tsuiyuen [ Mon Nov 08, 2004 03:11:03 ]
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it's sounds correct~~~

yup..the front upper bumper plate really easy to break.
but i rather like it to break then other parts la~~~

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