Our Carbon Front Shock Tower for the Yokomo 11 features several nice features!
Firstly, we decided to make the tower one piece which joins underneath the spool pulley. This helps provide improved rigidity of the bulkheads and also slightly reduces the sideways flex in the tower. It also keeps the tower more square on each side.
We also moved the side of the tower so it doesn't rest on the bulkhead. This allows the tower to flex more independently of the bulkhead, ensuring large forces through the shocks get soaked up by the tower and not forced into the bulkheads. Basically, it allows the tower to flex more independently from the front bulkheads.
We have added an extra hole to the top of the tower, considering our team drivers in testing always use the top hole on the original, we considered it a great idea to provide an additional higher hole for finer tuning.
Lastly, the tower self locates on countersunk screws (not supplied - we recommend M3x6) which self centre. The standard tower has some play and also button head screws, which means its easy to tweak in a crash or be tightened up on the wrong angle. Countersunk screws will automatically pull towards the centre and self-centre the tower. They are also much less susceptible to allowing the tower to move upon impact.
One piece design for increased rigidity and accuracy
"Off bulkhead" design for more independent flex of the tower and bulkhead
Additional 4th shock mounting hole for more tuning options
Self-centering countersunk screw design for increased accuracy and reduced tweak