This is the RPM Traxxas Slash 4x4 Front Bumper & Skid Plate, and
is intended for use with the Traxxas Slash 4x4. RPM's three-piece front
bumper/skid plate design for the Traxxas 4x4 is simple, strong,
and effective, while at the same time retaining a true to scale, highly
attractive, race ready look! The three-piece design gives the Slash 4x4
owner the option of full front-end bash & crash proof protection
with the skid plate mount, skid plate and bumper
installed. For racing, the bumper can be removed, and use only the
skid plate mount and skid plate as a light-weight alternative
bumper/skid plate that sheds 27 grams (almost a full ounce) of weight
from the front end of the truck. Once the race is over, simply reinstall
the bumper and full bash protection is once again available.
The Traxxas Slash 4x4 front bumper design eliminates the bumper support ring and the 4 screws behind the stock bumper while using a thicker skid design to supply the cushioning resistance a basher-proof bumper needs. By eliminating the stock bumper support ring, absolutely no frontal impact crash energy is transferred into the upper half of the differential housing. Supplied are longer bumper mounting screws as well, so any impact energy from down low has less of a tendency to pull the mounting screws out from the bottom half of the differential housing. With an RPM impact-absorbing front bumper installed, the energy transferred from frontal impacts will be greatly reduced as well.
RPM light canister sets (RPM80982 & RPM80983) fully integrate with the Slash 4x4 front bumper and skid plate, giving the Slash 4x4 that awesome Desert Racing Truck look and open the 4x4 up to the addition of LED lights for nighttime fun! Don't forget to check out the Roof-Mounted Light Bar Set too (RPM80922, RPM80923 or RPM80925) for 6 more light canisters of night-blasting fun!