Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pro-Line Pro2 Shock tower mod

Hello Everyone! This past weekend I was racing on high traction candy track and I noticed that my Pro-Line Pro 2 could use some more side bite in the corners. I inspected my rear shock tower and looked for a place to drill a hole.

Some tools you will need is a drill, a rotary tool, some safety goggles, a cutting tip, a grinding cylinder and a #36 size drill bit
The first step is to take a look at the shock tower. You will notice a indented circle. The circle is where you want to drill the hole. If you have the carbon stiffener attached, then just drill right through it. Make sure you take the shock off before you drill the hole.
Once the holes are drilled, you will notice that there are pre molded shock standoffs. The standoffs will get in the way when the shocks compress. You will need to use the rotary tool with the cutting tip to cut the standoffs. The goal is to get the shock tower to become smooth.
Here is a shot of the tower after the modification was complete. There needs to be a spacer to replace the shock standoff that we cut off. I looked in my box and noticed that one on the nylon nuts that comes with a new Pro-Line body would work perfect. The nut actually measured nearly identical to the amount of material that was cut off.  There are some shots below of the nylon nut and the size of it. You can use any spacer that measures about 4.6 mm. 

I made this modification at the track a few races before my main event. During the main event I ended up breaking, but the laps I did make were the fastest laps that I had ran all day. The truck was much easier to drive in high traction conditions and it cornered phenomenally. I will be testing the mod more in my preparation for the Surf City Classic!

Good luck at the races! Remember, you can always ask me for help, just look for the Venom powered Pro-Line vehicles and the KLA logo at the track.

-Matthew Garcia

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