This is a optional RPM Rear Skid Plate, intended for use with the Traxxas Slash 1/10 short course truck.
rear skid plates for the Traxxas Slash are designed to eliminate the
frustration of broken skid plates and chassis. When a stock rear skid
plate fails, it can rip the rear shock tower mounting screws out of the
chassis, causing a catastrophic failure usually resulting in the rear
end sailing in a different direction than the rest of the truck. With
RPM skid plates mounted, that problem will be a thing of the past!
The RPM rear Slash skid plates are completely redesigned, making them
stronger and much more durable. The unique design use three chassis
mounting points instead of two, triangulating the chassis mounts on the
truck, in turn spreading impact energy over a larger area. This is done
using a hole already located in the stock chassis, meaning no drilling
is required. RPM also eliminated the cross-tube styling of the stock
skid plates in favor of a solid flat skid design with a large radius at
the transition points to allow the truck to slide over obstacles that
would have normally caught on the stock rear skid plate. That means no
more direct impacts to the lower rear end of the truck, which is the
primary source of a broken chassis.
As a final design touch, RPM added four thick skid rails on the rear
skid plate which reduces sliding friction while improving the overall
durability of the skid plate and the truck. At the tail end of the rear
skid plate, a skid rail runs from side to side to protect the lower
transmission screw and rear bumper mount while providing a smooth