Originally Posted by JohnnyMc
For the top mount, maybe if you made 2 thin alum side plates that match mounting holes that would fit on each side. You would add 2 extra screws and nuts, front and back of the shock mount, plus the one thru the shock eye.
Yep, that's what I would do. Plus, I would put spacers in the slots with the extra screws so you dont over-clamp them. That would spread the load over the entire area and not just a single hole.
@ThrottleJunkie, I would not be too concerned about the stregnth of these things. I find the GRP or ABS or whatever the plastic is on these bikes to be stronger than I expected, and at least as strong as your typical Traxxas or Losi truck plastic. Replacements are cheap too.
I would love to see more aluminum frame parts made but that would just make the plastic parts break faster. Unless you could replace every single part of the bike with aluminum, that would be awesome.....