Light Canister Set
fits the RPM Slash 2wd & Slash 4×4 Front Bumper
Our Light Canister Set for the RPM Traxxas Slash 2wd Front Bumper (#80952, #80953 or #80955) and 4×4 Front Bumper (#80022, #80023 & #80025) is designed to give the appearance of a Baja Desert Truck with its scale off-road light design. Each of its four lights is modeled after a full-sized, 6” off-road light. Each individual light comes with a light canister (or housing), a clear lens and a light guard.
Our 4-light set also comes with a unique mounting plate that allows all four lights to sit centered in perfect symmetry within the upper and lower bars of our Slash front bumper. The mounting plate uses the same three screws that attach the bumper to the bumper skid plate while keeping the lights recessed and protected by the upper and lower bumper bars.
Yes, the lights look simply awesome on the front of the truck but why did we make them? Well, we wanted to light up the night! That’s right, each of the four light canisters come set-up for a 3mm LED light (not included). Our instructions detail a very simple method to install a set of 4 LEDs in our canisters to carry the fun long into the night. Our calculations show that adding 4 – 3mm LEDs and tying the power source directly into the main battery pack creates a minimal draw of power (only 40mAh) but throws out a nice amount of light to keep the fun going as daylight draws to an end!
For the ultimate in scale-realism, there is nothing better than the RPM Light Canister set. They are available in classic black or bright chrome. Either looks incredible on the truck and adds the finishing touch to any concourse winning paint job!
What’s Included: The RPM Light Canister Set includes: 4 – Light Canisters, 4 – Light Guards, 4 – Clear Lenses, 1 – Light Mount, 4 – M3 x 8mm Flathead Screws & complete instructions. RPM Bumper / Skid Plate sold separately.
Suggestions: If you don’t want to build a set of LED lights yourself, There are several companies currently making drop-in light sets for the RPM Light Canister Set.
RC-Lights makes a drop-in kit specifically for our light canister sets using the main battery pack for power. Please follow this link to RC-Lights for more details. RC-Lights is offering $30.00 off any full LED lighting system to RPM customers. Simply mention the code ‘RPM‘ at checkout.
RAMTech-RC also makes a drop-in kit specifically for our light canister sets. Please follow this link to RAMTech-RC for more details.
RC4WD makes a 10 light LED kit specifically for our light kits that uses the main battery pack for power. LED’s are removable if you prefer to run 4 or 6 LED’s instead of all 10.
Tech Notes: LED lights are not included. The RPM Light Canister Set can be modified to fit any number of applications but warranty restrictions do apply. See instructions for more details.
||Light Canister Set – Black
||Light Canister Set – Chrome
#8098_ – Installation Instructions
Black – $12.95 set
Chrome – $14.95 set
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Traxxas Slash 2wd Front Bumper & Skid Plate
They’re here! An all-new bumper design for the Traxxas Slash 2wd (the only molded bumper made in the USA)! Our two-piece design is simple, yet strong, effective and highly attractive. We made it a two-piece design to give the Slash owner the option of full front-end bash-proof and crash-proof protection with both the skid plate and bumper installed or if a racing profile is wanted, the front bumper can be removed and the skid plate by itself can be run as a light-weight alternative bumper / skid plate that shreds 27 grams (almost a full ounce) of weight from the front end of the truck. Once the race is over, reinstall the bumper and full bash protection is once again available!
Our Traxxas Slash front bumper design completely eliminates the stock chassis-to-bumper support ring and the 5 screws holding the support ring in place. Additionally, the RPM version uses a thicker skid design (more than 60% thicker than the stock skid!) to supply the cushioning resistance a basher-proof bumper needs. Even though our thicker, more stout front bumper and skid plate is significantly stronger and more beefy than stock, it still falls in at a weight that is slightly less than the stock front bumper*. So even if the racer wants to run a full RPM front bumper and skid plate, they won’t have to worry about adding unwanted weight. To help improve overall durability, our skid rail design is wider than stock, which perfectly matches the design of our front and rear Slash skid plates.
The RPM front bumper and skid plate for the Traxxas Slash is available in three color options: black on black, blue on blue or a chrome bumper on a gray skid plate. We’re so confident in the strength and durability of these new bumpers that they too come with our unbeatable factory warranty protection.
*Our weight comparison is based on the weight of the stock Traxxas bumper along with the weight of the support ring and hardware (all of which is permanently removed once the RPM bumper / skid plate is installed).
||Front Bumper & Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Black
||Front Bumper & Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Chrome
||Front Bumper & Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Blue
#8095_ – Installation Instructions
Black or Blue – $12.95 each
Chrome & Gray – $14.95 each
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Traxxas Slash 2wd Rear Skid Plates
RPM rear skid plates for the Traxxas Slash 2wd 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!
RPM rear Slash skid plates are completely redesigned, making them stronger and much more durable. Our 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. We 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, we added four thick skid rails on both the front and rear skid plates which reduce sliding friction while improving the overall durability of the skid plates 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 transitional surface.
RPM skid plates for the Traxxas Slash are sold in three color options – black, blue and our all new gray color which is designed to blend in with the stock Traxxas gray colors of the chassis, bulkheads & transmission. RPM skid plates are the only aftermarket molded skid plate designed and manufactured right here in the USA!
Tech Notes: Stock rear bumper mounts (Traxxas #3677) will not work with RPM skid plates. To retain the use of a rear bumper or wheelie bar, RPM #80902 or #80905 must be used. RPM skid plates are designed for and only guaranteed to fit a stock Traxxas Slash chassis and chassis components.
||Rear Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Black
||Rear Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Blue
||Rear Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Gray
#8124_ – Installation Instructions
Suggested Retail – $11.95 each
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Traxxas Slash 2wd Front Skid Plates
RPM front skid plates for the Traxxas Slash 2wd are designed using the same principles we used when creating our Slash 2wd rear skid plates. Our ultimate goals were to create a front skid plate that simplified maintenance, improve durability and improve the appearance of the truck. These skid plates far exceeded those goals!
The RPM front skid plate features a new bell crank mounting system that eliminates the need to remove the bell crank every time the front skid plate is removed. We accomplished this goal by using a pair of posts that press into the chassis of the truck and another pair of posts molded into the skid plate. This sandwiches the bell crank between the skid plate and chassis and supports both the upper and lower portions of the bell crank, reducing steering slop and giving a more precise feel to the steering system. This system simplifies maintenance and eliminates the annoying problem of the bell crank screws popping out of the chassis support holes after an impact to the front end.
Our front skid plate also uses a triangulated chassis mounting system that uses a support post in the center of the skid plate to bolt up to a pre-existing hole in the stock Traxxas chassis. This third hole not only adds some serious strength and durability, it adds some much needed structural support to the bell cranks.
As a final touch, we recessed the screw heads of the front two flat head mounting screws deeper than the stock skid plates to help reduce damage to the screw heads.
RPM front skid plates for the Traxxas Slash are sold in three color options just like the rear – black, blue and our all new gray color which is designed to blend in with the stock Traxxas gray colors of the chassis, bulkheads & transmission. All RPM molded products are proudly designed and manufactured right here in the USA!
Tech Notes: RPM skid plates are designed for and only guaranteed to fit a stock Traxxas Slash chassis and chassis components.
||Front Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Black
||Front Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Blue
||Front Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Gray
#8125_ – Installation Instructions
Suggested Retail – $11.95 each
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Snap Tite Body Savers
One of the weakest points on a Lexan body is where the body mounts to the chassis. The holes cut in the body for the body posts have a tendency to crack & fracture. This is the reason RPM designed these cool body savers. With their ideal two piece design, it allows one piece to slide through the bottom of the body while the second piece snaps into place from the top of the body. These body savers stay right where you put them, on the body, so you never have to worry about chasing them around! Improve the life of your body significantly with a set of these Body Saver Washers installed!
These body savers fit 1/4″ or 6mm dia. body posts such as those found on the Traxxas Slash, Traxxas Slayer, Losi 1/10th scale vehicles and most sedan 6mm. body posts. Molded in black nylon or a dyeable white, these Snap-Tite Body Saver Washers will match or contrast any paint scheme you create! Sold in sets of five body savers in each package. That’s four for the body posts and one for either the antenna hole or a transponder mount.
Tech Notes: RPM Body Saver Washers have been tested to fit stock Slash and Slash 4×4 bodies. Due to the variety and amount of bodies available, we cannot guarantee they will work with all aftermarket bodies.
||Black Body Saver Washers
||Dyeable White Body Saver Washers
Suggested Retail – $2.95 set of 5
Tail Light Set
Our bumper and roof light sets for the Traxxas Slash and other short course trucks light up the night quite nicely but what about the back? Well, we now have a true-to-scale tail light set for the Traxxas Slash that bolts right on the RPM rear bumper, taking care of the final piece in the night running puzzle. Our tail lights add that concours winning touch for full-scale realism! With a set of bright white lights out front (using RPM light canister sets, of course!) and a set of RPM red tail lights out back, finding your way around at night has never been easier!
Our Traxxas Slash tail light set comes complete with everything needed to bolt a pair of 3mm LED’s (LED’s not included) to an RPM Slash rear bumper (RPM #81002, #81003 or #81005) including a pair of red tail light lenses, two lens housings and a pair of mounting plates (the RPM mounting plates can be modified to fit other applications such as the Associated SC10 and other short course vehicles as well). The lens housings can also be modified to fit other areas of different vehicles for alternate effects too, such as running a second set of lights as amber marker lights (identical to full-sized short course and Baja racing trucks).
For lighting up what’s out front, we have our light canister sets (RPM #80982 & #80983) as well as our roof-mounted light bar set (RPM #80922, #80923 & #80925). RPM light sets are the best and only alternative for continuing your fun long after the sun sets and the lights go out!
Suggestions: If you don’t want to build a set of LED tail lights yourself, please consider www.RC-Lights.com for a drop-in tail light set, no soldering required. They manufacture an RPM recommended brake light kit that gets brighter under braking! You can find the specific kit here. RC-Lights is offering $30.00 off any full LED lighting system to RPM customers. Simply mention the code ‘RPM‘ at checkout.
Tech Notes: 3mm LED lights are not included. The RPM mounting plates and lens housings can be modified to fit any number of applications but warranty restrictions do apply. See instructions for more details. RPM tail light sets are designed specifically for the RPM rear bumper for the Traxxas Slash (RPM #81002, #81003 & #81005). Modifications may be made to make them fit other applications but warranty restrictions may apply.
||Tail Light Set for the Traxxas Slash
#81030 – Installation Instructions
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Rear Bumper for the Traxxas Slash 2wd
After releasing our front bumper for the Traxxas Slash 2wd, we immediately started receiving customer requests for an RPM rear bumper. In typical RPM fashion, we don’t just make replacement parts; we make the best replacement parts possible! So what sets the RPM rear bumper above all else? We started with our incredibly durable materials and created a bumper that is based off of current full-sized Short Course and Baja style rear bumpers. Full-sized rear bumpers are wide and flat and our scale version is exactly that, for the ultimate in rear-end protection. RPM rear bumpers will stop most rear impacts from affecting the truck in any negative way.
Additionally, RPM rear bumpers for the Traxxas Slash weigh in at a full 9 grams (18%) lighter than the stock version! Lighter is always faster.
What more could we do to make these things incredibly realistic? How about mounting points for mud flaps? That’s right; these bumpers come stock with mounting positions for RPM Mud Flaps (#81012 – available separately). Now the Slash owner can run mud flaps for ultra-realistic good looks.
RPM rear bumpers for the Traxxas Slash are available in three popular color options – black, blue and chrome. RPM rear bumpers are sold with all necessary mounting hardware and complete mounting instructions.
Tech Notes: RPM highly recommends the use of an RPM rear bumper mount (#80902 or #80905) for full rear-end crash and bash-proof protection.
|| Rear Bumper for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Black
|| Rear Bumper for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Chrome
|| Rear Bumper for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Blue
#8100_ – Installation Instructions
Black or Blue – $11.95
Chrome – $13.95
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Mud Flap System
(for use with RPM Slash 2wd & 4×4 Rear Bumpers only)
The Traxxas Slash (in both 2wd & 4×4 versions) is arguably one of the best and most authentic replicas of a modern Short Course Truck. Unfortunately, it lacks in a critical detail that many other manufacturers have incorporated into their trucks – mud flaps!
That is no longer an issue! RPM now has a mud flap system that integrates with our Rear Bumper for the Traxxas Slash 2wd & 4×4 (RPM #80122, #80123, #80125, #81002, #81003 & #81005). The RPM Mud Flap System uses a pair of molded nylon support arms that bolt to pre-existing holes in the RPM bumper supports of our Slash rear bumpers. These support arms hold a pair of well-designed rubber mud flaps that incorporate the molded RPM Logo on one side and are blank on the other. One final touch is a pair of molded screw supports that help prevent the screws from pulling through the soft rubber of the mud flaps.
Tech Notes: The RPM Mud Flap System is designed to work with RPM Rear Bumpers for the Traxxas Slash 2wd & 4×4 only (RPM #80122, #80123, #80125, #81002, #81003 & #81005). They will not work with stock or other aftermarket rear bumpers.
||Mud Flap System for the Slash 2wd & 4×4
#81012 – Installation Instructions
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Roof-Mounted Light Bar Set
(fits most Short Course Bodies with a min. 6″ of roof width)
Our Roof-Mounted Light Bar Set looks just like the roof light sets of current Baja 1000 trucks. It incorporates six of our light canisters (the same used in the front bumper light set of RPM #80982 & #80983). Each of the six canisters is capable of holding a high intensity, 3mm LED (not included) for the ultimate in nighttime off-road racing experiences. What’s best? These light sets will fit all current 1/10th and most 1/8th scale (although specifically designed for 1/10th scale) “Short Course”-style bodies! That’s right, they will fit the Traxxas Slash, Associated SC10, Losi Strike & HPI Blitz to name just a few.
The goal of our Roof-Mounted Light Set was to recreate a scale version of those light bars found in full-sized night racing while striving for some reasonable amount of crash-survivability. What we came up with is a light mount set that uses a unique hinge-based system that in the event of a roll-over, the light bar will collapse against the body to help reduce impact damage. The light set is designed to bolt to the front windshield of the truck (although with sufficient room, it can be mounted to the rear window as well), keeping the profile low and in the perfect position to light up the night! A pair of large backing plates are supplied that help protect the body where the screws hold the light bar in place.
We mold these light bar sets in black, chrome and blue to match or contrast any paint or color scheme.
Each kit comes complete with all necessary mounting hardware, light canisters, molded parts and instructions. The instructions also show how to easily create your own LED light set-up with a few basic electronics skills, some tools and a little patience.
Suggestions: If you don’t want to build a set of LED lights yourself, please consider these options for drop-in light sets for the RPM Roof-Mounted Light Bar Set.
RC-Lights makes a pair of drop-in kits specifically for our Roof-Mounted Light Sets using the main battery pack for power. A stand alone kit for the roof lights can be found here. If you already have our front bumper light set and an RC-Lights front bumper light set, an add on kit can be found here. RC-Lights is offering $30.00 off any full LED lighting system to RPM customers. Simply mention the code ‘RPM‘ at checkout.
RC4WD also makes a 10 light LED kit specifically for our light kits that also uses the main battery pack for power. LED’s are removable if you prefer to run 4 or 6 LED’s instead of all 10.
What’s Included: 1 – Light Bar, 1 Canister Mounting Plate, 2 – Body Mounts, 2 – Backing Plates, 6 Light Canisters, 6 – Lenses, 6 – Light Guards, 1 Mounting Hole Drill Template, all necessary hardware and complete instructions for assembly.
Chrome light bars come with chrome light canisters. Both black and blue light bars come with black light canisters.
Tech Notes: LED lights are not included. The RPM Roof-Mounted Light Bar Set can fit any number of applications as long as there is at least 6” of roof width for the light bar body mounts to fit in place. Due to the scale appearance of this light bar set, we cannot properly strengthen all aspects of the lights. Therefore, some warranty restrictions may apply. See instructions for complete details.
||Roof Mounted Light Bar Set – Black
||Roof Mounted Light Bar Set – Chrome
||Roof Mounted Light Bar Set – Blue
#8092_ – Installation Instructions
Black or Blue – $18.95
Chrome – $20.95
Low Visibility Wheelie Bars
for the Traxxas Slash 2wd and Slash 4×4
A serious issue with most currently available wheelie bars is the inability to use the truck as an off-road vehicle because most wheelie bars tend to stick out too far behind the truck. The RPM Low Visibility Wheelie Bar solves that problem! Since our wheelie bar and included wheels sits inside the protection of the rear bumper, they don’t stick out allowing the truck to function normally when rippin’ up the local track, yet still do their job when the occasional heavy finger pull yanks the front wheels off of the ground!
The RPM Low Visibility Wheelie Bar design bolts directly to all RPM Slash bumpers (both 2wd and 4×4) at the mud flap mounts, while still allowing the use of RPM Mud Flaps (RPM #81012)! The RPM Wheelie Bar stays tucked up behind the rear bumper, yet sitting low enough to allow the wheels to touch down once the front end starts catching some serious air! Now any Slash owner can pull some sick wheel stands without the fear of grinding crucial rear bumper support components into dust!
RPM Low Visibility Wheelie Bars are sold ready to install on an RPM Rear bumper (sold separately) with all necessary mounting hardware and complete instructions for assembly. RPM Low Visibility Wheelie Bars are manufactured from our trademark blend of incredibly strong nylons and backed by our limited lifetime warranty again breakage.
Tech Notes: RPM Low Visibility Wheelie Bars are designed for use with RPM Slash 2wd and Slash 4×4 rear bumpers exclusively and will not work with stock Traxxas Slash rear bumpers.
||Low Visibility Wheel Bars
#81312 – Installation Instructions
Suggested Retail $9.95
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Traxxas Short & Long Rod Ends
RPM Rod Ends for Associated and Losi vehicles have been some our best selling RPM parts for over 2 decades! That same engineering, combined with RPM bulletproof materials, has gone into the creation of RPM Rod Ends for Traxxas 1/10th scale vehicles. These rod ends are tough! The area around the ball stud is thicker than the stock rod end while still allowing a full range of motion of the pivot ball. Additionally, the shank has been redesigned with a pair of flats, making the rod end much easier to work with (versus the stock, round shank). RPM rod ends are sold in sets of twelve to complete most vehicle needs.
RPM Rod Ends cover a wide range of currently available Traxxas vehicles including all versions of the following: Slash 2wd, Slash 4×4, Summit, T-Maxx, E-Maxx, Revo, e-Revo, Slayer Pro 4×4, Stampede 4×4, Rustler VXL, Jato and Bandit VXL.
Tech Notes: RPM short rod ends replace Traxxas stock #5347 while RPM long rod ends replace Traxxas stock #5525. Both versions are sold without pivot balls. Stock Traxxas pivot balls are required for completion.
||Traxxas Short Rod Ends – Dyeable White
||Traxxas Short Rod Ends – Black
||Traxxas Short Rod Ends – Blue
||Traxxas Long Rod Ends – Dyeable White
||Traxxas Long Rod Ends – Black
||Traxxas Long Rod Ends – Blue
#8047_ & #8051_ – Installation Instructions
Short – $8.95 / set of 12
Long – $9.95 / set of 12
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Shock Shaft Guards
(Fits Traxxas 1/10th Scale Shocks)
Rocks, dirt and debris striking shock shafts lead to dents, dings and burrs, which in turn, leads to torn shock seals. Torn shock seals means leaky shocks and poor shock performance. RPM Shock Shaft Guards shield the shock shaft from those deteriorating elements, prolonging the life of the shock shaft, which improves the long-term performance of the suspension and in turn, prolongs the time between shock rebuilds!
RPM Shock Shaft Guards are a simple design, replacing your stock shock spring cup with one that has a thin but tough shield rising up to the base of the shock body, completely blocking debris from striking the shock shaft. The back and sides are open, which prevents debris from building inside the guard as well. The kit comes with replacement oversized shock rod ends, improving durability and consistency on the shock pivot ball. Additionally, we redesigned the top of the rod end so it is square. That square end keys the shock shaft guard for directional control. The front shield of the guard covers over 100 degrees of frontal exposure! RPM Shock Shaft Guards are zero friction protection devices, meaning the guard never touches the working elements of the shock.
RPM Shock Shaft Guards are sold in sets of four, including four rod ends for the shocks and are stock replacement items. Nothing more is needed for installation. Check out this partial list of vehicles they will fit: Slash 2wd, Slash 4×4, Stampede 4×4, nitro and electric versions of the Stampede 2wd and Rustler, Bandit, Nitro Sport, T-Maxx & E-Maxx (see tech notes below), and many more including vintage and legacy models.
RPM Shock Shaft Guards are available in Black, Green, Blue and our Dyeable White materials. Be sure to check out our FAQ pages here for cool ways to dye and customize our dyeable parts to match or contrast your chassis or paint schemes.
Tech Notes: RPM Shock Shaft Guards fit all Traxxas 1/10th scale molded shocks as well as Traxxas Big Bore shocks but will not fit the Traxxas Jato. They fit the T-Maxx and E-Maxx but will not work with RPM T/E-Maxx A-arms due to clearance limitations on the upper arm.
||Dyeable White Shock Shaft Guards
||Black Shock Shaft Guards
||Green Shock Shaft Guards
||Blue Shock Shaft Guards
#8040_ – Installation Instructions
Suggested Retail $11.95 / set of four
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Adjustable Body Mounts & Posts
Front – fits the Slash 2wd, Rustler & Nitro Rustler
Rear – fits the Slash 2wd, Stampede & Nitro Stampede
Immediately after releasing our Adjustable Body Mounts for the Traxxas Slash 4×4 (#73932), RPM customers with the 2wd version of the Slash wanted adjustable, more durable body posts too. RPM Adjustable Body posts for the Traxxas Slash 2wd are here and are designed for durability and strength while still allowing you to change the body height on the truck.
Our unique body post mounting system allows the option of using the stock body height on the chassis. The body can also be lowered as much as 3/16” or raised as much as 3/8” simply by moving the posts up or down on the mounts.
This simple, yet clever design is strong enough to handle the toughest of conditions while still allowing enough flex to absorb impacts that could otherwise damage other more fragile internal components of the chassis. Everything about our body mounts and posts are beefier than stock – from the thicker than stock screw mounts to the twin screws holding the body posts on to the mounts. We also use an I-beam shape throughout each mount, which provides the strength these parts need for those less than perfect landings.
Tech Notes:These body mounts and posts are fully height adjustable on the Traxxas Slash. For vehicles listed above other than the Slash 2wd, each part number may be used although adjustability may be limited based on the vehicle used.
||Adjustable Front Body Mounts
||Adjustable Rear Body Mounts
#81122 & #81142 – Installation Instructions