RPM-Slash Parts


Traxxas Slash 2wd & Slash 4×4 Nerf Bars
Black Nerf Bars
Nerf bars play an extremely important function in the overall durability of a Short Course racer by protecting the sides of the chassis and fragile body of the truck. A weak nerf bar can expose the body and chassis to severe impact damage from side impacts, roll over’s and T-bone crashes, just to name a few.

RPM has once again stepped up to make the most durable and well-designed nerf bar for the Traxxas Slash 2wd and Slash 4×4. The RPM nerf bar eliminates the stock hook-over-the-chassis that supports the nerf bar and replaced it with a structural cross rib running parallel to the chassis for optimum rigidity and anti-Blue Nerf Barsdeformation characteristics. By eliminating the hook, installation is easier; the nerf bar doesn’t have to be deformed to get it in position and the nerf bar no longer pulls on the side of the chassis when it takes a hit.

We also switched to a full round radius in the compression area of the nerf bar. The stock trapezoidal shape forces too much impact energy into the tiny corner radii near the body support area, usually ending in a break. The RPM nerf bars’ full corner radii are huge in comparison and allow a progressive compression of the nerf bar while distributing the impact energy over a much larger area, preventing breakage by design.

Our design element changes, coupled with the best impact absorbing material in the R/C industry, make RPM nerf bars the best Slash and Slash 4×4 nerf bars available!

Tech Notes: RPM Nerf Bars are only tested and guaranteed to fit the stock Traxxas Slash 2wd and Slash 4×4 chassis.

80622 Black Nerf Bars – Slash 2wd & 4×4    
80625 Blue Nerf Bars – Slash 2wd & 4×4    

Suggested Retail
$7.95 / pair

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Traxxas Slash 2wd Rear Bumper Mount
Blue Rear Bumper MountAfter hearing numerous requests to look into the rear bumper mount on the Traxxas Slash, we found several issues that could use the RPM touch. Those same problems were encountered on e-Rustler, e-Stampede & Bandit vehicles using the stock wheelie bar mount. The problem – the stock mount uses only a single screw on the gear cover side to hold the mount in place. That causes a hinge effect under rear impacts causing the slotted area holding on to the rear skid plate to pop off after an impact, leaving the stock bumper / wheelie bar mount hanging under the chassis.Black Rear Bumper Mount The RPM solution… An all-new bumper mounting system that eliminates all of the problems encountered with the stock version.

The RPM rear bumper / wheelie bar mount has two mounting holes on the gear cover side and three on the motor side – that’s two additional mounting points to eliminate that annoying hinge effect mentioned above. The additional mounting screws help disperse impact energy into the transmission case over more surface area, reducing the Blue Rear Bumper Mountpossibility of damaging the case significantly! The new RPM mount design means no more slotted parts hanging below the rear skid plate – ever! Our mount tucks up quite nicely behind the skid plate for better rear end ground clearance.

Our rear bumper / wheelie bar mount fits a wide range of vehicles too. It fits all versions of the Traxxas Slash, electric Stampede, electric Rustler and Bandit including VXL, XL-5 and legacy versions.

The RPM rear bumper / wheelie bar mount is molded in our nearly indestructible blend of nylons and is sold in either blue or black. Each mount comes with all necessary hardware, complete instructions for ease of installation and an industry-leading warranty to back it all up!

Tech Notes: The RPM Rear Bumper Mount replaces Traxxas #3677.

80902 Black Rear Bumper Mount for the Traxxas Slash
80905 Blue Rear Bumper Mount for the Traxxas Slash

#8090_ – Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail  $9.95 ea.

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Traxxas Slash 2wd Rear A-arms
(not compatible with the Nitro Slash)
Green Slash 2wd Rear A-armsRPM rear A-arms for the Traxxas Slash 2wd are designed specifically for the electric version of the Slash – they are not multi-platform A-arms like the stock versions.

Our first design challenge was to beef up the rear A-arms to handle some serious abuse. The material around the inner and outer hinge pins has been increased by a whopping 64%! We then eliminated all of the unnecessary holes and shock mounts that would be needed on other vehicles but not on the Slash, which significantly reduced the weight of our A-arms while improving crash durability. Even after all of the increased muscle has been factored in, our A-arms still come in at over 10% lighter than the original arms! Our final design task was to improve the fit andBlack Slash 2wd Rear A-arms finish and what we came up with will eliminate most of the slop in the rear suspension system! The Slash owner can tighten things up to near perfect out back simply by adding in a set of our #80382 Rear Bearing Carriers currently available. RPM Slash 2wd rear A-arms use stock suspension geometry and include stock rear toe angles.

RPM Slash 2wd rear A-arms are not only stronger and more durable than stock, they are also more rigid and less flexible too, making them the perfect addition to those race-level Slashes on the track. Additionally, the new Blue Slash 2wd Rear A-armsgeometry design leaves no place for dirt and rocks to get caught in the lower A-arm and reduces the chances of rocks and debris getting stuck between the axle and the arm.

RPM Slash 2wd rear A-arms are sold in pairs. They are molded in our nearly indestructible blend of nylons and are sold in either black our blue. These A-arms are backed by our limited lifetime warranty against breakage as well for confidence-inspiring durability and performance.

Tech Notes: These a-arms are not compatible with the Nitro Slash. Stock rear axle carriers have an upper and lower hinge pin hole. RPM Slash 2wd Rear A-arms only allow the use of the original, lower hole location to be used. The upper axle carrier hole (which would lower the ride height in the back too much) cannot be used. To lower the rear end of the truck, RPM recommends using the outer shock mount hole positions in the A-arm.

80592 Black Rear A-arms for the Traxxas Slash     
80594 Green Rear A-arms for the Traxxas Slash
80595 Blue Rear  A-arms for the Traxxas Slash      

Suggested Retail  $11.95

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Sealed Gear Cover for the Traxxas Slash 2wd,
Elec. Rustler, Elec. Stampede & Bandit
(fits all versions including XL-5 & VXL models)

Black Gear CoverThe most recent electric versions of the Slash 2wd, Rustler, Stampede and Bandit have several new features that caused interference issues with our original RPM molded gear cover for the Stampede & Rustler. We expanded the area of the gear cover over the motor shaft to compensate for the longer motor shaft of the XL-5 & VXL motors. We narrowed two areas along the perimeter of the gear cover to allow clearance for the rear bumper / wheelie bar mount as well. These changes now allow this gear cover to fit all versions of these awesome vehicles.

Blue Gear CoverAdditional features designed into these gear covers include such important aspects as:

  • An oversized access hole and soft plug for easy access to the slipper clutch nut while still maintaining an unmatched seal of the gear mesh area. Our plug stays in place yet is easy to remove and install.
  • Completely sealed. Stock gear covers have a large, open gap between the spur gear and the out-drive that allows gear destroying dirt to enter.
  • Sleek contours that would look great on any vehicle.
  • More clearance for larger pinions for owners hungry for speed.
  • Retains all stock geometry for easy bolt up; no cutting or gluing required.

Green Sealed Gear CoverNot only do they look great, they will protect those expensive gears like nothing else available! RPM’s new gear cover will pay for itself the very first time you run through the dirt and nothing enters your gear case. No more blown gears from rocks and debris!

RPM Gear Covers for the electric versions of the Traxxas Stampede, Rustler, Bandit and Slash 2wd are sold in black or blue and carry our limited lifetime warranty against failure due to materials or workmanship issues.

80522    Black Sealed Gear Cover for the Traxxas Elec. Rustler, Elec. Stampede, Bandit & Slash    
80524 Green Sealed Gear Cover for the Traxxas Elec. Rustler, Elec. Stampede, Bandit & Slash
80525 Blue Sealed Gear Cover for the Traxxas Elec. Rustler, Elec. Stampede, Bandit & Slash    

Tech Notes: Not recommended for spur gears larger than the stock 87 teeth.

Suggested Retail  $6.95

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Rear Shock Tower
(fits the Traxxas Slash 2wd, Electric Stampede, Electric Rustler & Bandit)
Traxxas Electric Rear Shock TowerRPM rear shock towers for the electric versions of the Stampede, Rustler & Bandit as well as the Slash were designed with one thing in mind – rugged durability. Once again, we’ve exceeded our own expectations with this shock tower. While we’ve maintained all stock geometry on these shock towers, we’ve beefed them up in all the right places to eliminate annoying rear shock tower breakage. Our version of this shock tower uses an I-Beam construction that improves durability and rigidity as well. At the base of the shock tower, we’ve improved the screws’ head clearance of the bulkhead mounting screws to eliminate the bind normally associated with the stock rear shock tower. Traxxas Electric Rear Shock TowerAll these design elements combine to create the ultimate lightweight, bulletproof rear shock tower for the electric versions of the Rustler & Stampede.

RPM rear shock towers for the Traxxas Slash, Electric Stampede, Electric Rustler & Bandit are molded in black and are backed by our famous breakage warranty. These towers are direct replacement parts for ease of installation.

Tech Note: These rear shock towers can be used on the Traxxas Bandit as well. However, there are no provisions for a rear wing built in.

80832 Rear Shock Tower – Slash, E-Stampede, E-Rustler & Bandit

Suggested Retail – $8.95 ea.

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Front Shock Tower
(fits the Traxxas Slash 2wd, Elec. & Nitro Stampede, Elec. Rustler & Bandit)
E&N-Stampede, E-Rustler & Bandit Front Shock Tower
RPM
shock towers for Traxxas 1/10th scale trucks are designed to add strength and support to the front-end suspension components of these great vehicles. Our shock towers maintain all stock geometry while adding much needed structural strength to this vital suspension component. Our design uses an I-beam structure that adds tremendous levels of strength and rigidity that is far superior to u-shaped or flat designs. Our front shock towers will not flex nearly as easily as the stock versions yet have enough give in them, which prevents breakage from hard impacts or crashes.

RPM shock towers are molded in black and are made from our well-reputed blend of materials. These shock towers are so strong; we back them with our extremely well known policy against breakage.

 

80852 Front Shock Tower – E & N-Stampede, E-Rustler & Bandit


Traxxas Slash 2wd, e-Stampede & e-Rustler
Caster Blocks

Caster Blocks for the Electric Stampede & RustlerRPM Caster Blocks for the Traxxas Slash 2wd, e-Rustler & e-Stampede are the final link in for a complete, bulletproof front suspension from RPM for these trucks. RPM Caster Blocks are redesigned to slim down unnecessary bulk while improving strength and durability in this heavily impacted area. These are stock replacement items. No additional parts or modifications are necessary to mount a set to a vehicle.

RPM Caster Blocks are molded in our trademark blend of ultra durable and super strong nylons and backed by the best breakage warranty in the R/C industry. Each package contains one left side and one right side caster block.

Tech Notes: RPM #80712 Caster Blocks replace Traxxas stock #3632 Caster Blocks. RPM Caster Blocks retain stock Slash 2wd, Rustler & Stampede 30 degree caster settings. These Caster Blocks will not work on nitro versions of the Rustler & Stampede or Bandit.

 

80712 Caster Blocks for the Slash 2wd, e-Stampede & e-Rustler    

Suggested Retail – $9.95 / pair

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Motor Protector for Traxxas Vehicles
– fits the Traxxas Bandit, e-Rustler & e-Stampede
– also fits the Slash 2wd. See Tips section below.
Blue Motor Protector (black mount not included)Many Traxxas electric vehicles have a motor that is dangerously exposed to impacts and damage from rear impacts or collisions. Our new rear Motor Protector eliminates that problem! How did we solve it? We started with an RPM rear bumper mount / wheelie bar mount (RPM #80902 or #80905) and extended the reach with this simple add-on piece, which completely blocks the motor from most rear impacts. A stock Traxxas rear bumper mount / wheelie bar mount – Traxxas #3677 – can be used with this motor protector as well.

Traxxas Slash 2wd owners running in the unlimited class or those that simply want to drop a huge amount of rearBlack Motor Protector end weight can eliminate the stock rear bumper and mount the RPM Motor Protector in place of the stock bumper to prevent damage to the end-bell and motor.

For the ultimate in rear end protection, a second motor protector can be bolted to the opposite side of the rear bumper mount / wheelie bar mount (gear cover side) to help protect the gears and gear cover from extreme rear-end impacts.

Blue Motor Protector Mounted on a RustlerThe RPM motor protector can be used on any vehicle that can run the Traxxas #3677 rear bumper mount / wheelie bar mount including the Bandit, e-Stampede, e-Rustler & Slash as well as a number of Traxxas legacy models. Our Motor Protector is molded from our ultra-durable blend of nylons and is backed by our limited lifetime warranty.

RPM Motor Protector Mounted on a SlashTech Notes: A Traxxas rear bumper mount / wheelie bar mount – Traxxas #3677 or an RPM rear bumper / wheelie bar mount – RPM #80902 or #80905 (not included) must be installed prior to installing the RPM Motor Protector.

Tips: Thanks to RPM customer Reed S. for this tip on how to use our Motor Protector in conjunction with a stock Slash 2wd rear bumper. Using the spacers shown in the photo found here, slip the spacers in place of the stock shoulder crews that attach the stock bumper to the mount, then use 2 – M3 x 26mm Cap Screws (not included) in place of the the RPM mounting screws that come supplied with the RPM Motor Protector.

80912 Black Motor Protector    
80915 Blue Motor Protector    

#8091_ – Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail  $6.95 ea. (mount not included)

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Traxxas Slash 2wd, e-Stampede & e-Rustler Front A-arms
Blue Electric version A-armsRPM front A-arms for the Traxxas Slash 2wd, e-Rustler & e-Stampede are built to withstand some of the toughest abuse. Incredibly, we were able to shave some unwanted unsprung weight as well. RPM Front A-arms are nearly 25% lighter than stock versions of the same A-arms, yet the RPM versions are backed with our world-renowned breakage warranty. Additionally, we’ve increased clearance areas in the outer portion of the A-arms to allow increased droop travel when used in conjunction with RPMBlack Electric version A-arms oversized bearing carriers (RPM #80372 & #80382). RPM front A-arms for the Traxxas Slash, e-Rustler & e-Stampede are sold in pairs and are available in either black or blue. These A-arms are molded with what is fast becoming an RPM trademark design of angled leading and trailing edges to reduce frontal edge mass and improve the a-arm’s ability to ride up and over tall obstacles instead of slamming into them. RPM A-arms are extremely rigid for superior ride and stability over the roughest tracks and terrain.

Tech Note: These A-arms will not work on the nitro versions of the Rustler & Stampede nor will they work on the Stampede 4×4.

Green Front A-arms

80242 Black Front A-arms for the Slash, Electric Stampede & Rustler     
80244 Green Front A-arms for the Slash, Electric Stampede & Rustler    
80245 Blue Front A-arms for the Slash, Electric Stampede & Rustler     

Suggested Retail – $10.95 / pair

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Lower Spring Cups
Lower Spring Cups - fit most Traxxas shocks
Our new spring cups hold the base of the shock spring in place better than the stock parts and, because of our killer material, also tend to stay cleaner. In addition, coupled with the above mentioned spring clips, anyone can add a whole new dimension of color to their favorite Traxxas or Losi vehicle! Nothing looks better than a complete suspension set-up dressed up with RPM team colors! RPM spring cups are available in Bold Black, Blue, Yellow, or Purple!

Tech Notes: RPM Lower Spring Cups fit all Traxxas molded shock bodies and Traxxas Big Bore Shocks. They will not fit Traxxas GTR shocks.

73152  Lower Spring Cups for most Losi & Traxxas Shocks – Black
73155 Lower Spring Cups for most Losi & Traxxas Shocks – Blue
73157 Lower Spring Cups for most Losi & Traxxas Shocks – Yellow    
73158 Lower Spring Cups for most Losi & Traxxas Shocks – Purple    

Suggested Retail  $2.95

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Rear Bearing Carriers for the Traxxas
Slash 2wd, e-Rustler, e-Stampede & Bandit

Rear Bearing Carriers for Traxxas Electric Rustler & Stampede
Up to this point, e-Rustler, e-Stampede, Slash 2wd & Bandit owners have relied on bushings or undersized, weak bearings to handle the punishing chores of supporting the wheels. RPM’s new front and rear bearing carriers allow e-Rustler, e-Stampede, Slash & Bandit owners to install massive 5mm x 11mm bearings (not included) that will not only improve performance, but will increase the time interval between maintenance periods. In addition, our front and rear bearing carriers are molded in black from RPM’s killer blend of bulletproof nylons and are guaranteed not to break!
spacer.gif (55 bytes)Strength, durability, and performance; Trademark characteristics put into every part RPM builds!

Tech Notes: 5x11mm. Bearings are not included with these kits (4 bearings are needed for each kit). VXL & Slash owners: Your truck comes stock with 5x11mm bearings.

RPM Recommendations: To prolong the life of your bearings, RPM recommends the use of our #81170 Bearing Blaster. For accurate camber adjustments, please consider the use of our #70992 Camber Gauge.

80382 Rear Bearing Carriers for Traxxas Slash, e- Rustler, e- Stampede, & Bandit    


Suggested Retail  $8.95 / pair

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Front Bearing Carriers for the Traxxas
Slash 2wd, e-Rustler, e-Stampede, & Bandit

Front Bearing Carriers

When your stock 5mm x 8mm bushings have worn out and your equally small bearings keep blowing up, RPM oversized bearing carriers are there to save you. These carriers allow the use of massive 5mm x 11mm bearings (the same used in stock nitro Rustler / Stampede trucks) to be installed on your E-version. Improved performance, less rolling resistance and less maintenance are all characteristics you can expect from these carriers and larger bearings.

Tech Note: 5 x 11mm. Bearings are not included with these kits (4 bearings are needed for each kit). VXL & Slash owners: Your truck comes stock with 5x11mm bearings.

RPM Recommendations: To prolong the life of your bearings, RPM recommends the use of our #81170 Bearing Blaster. For accurate camber adjustments, please consider the use of our #70992 Camber Gauge.

80372 Front Bearing Carriers for Traxxas Slash, e- Rustler, e- Stampede, & Bandit    

Suggested Retail  $8.95 / pair

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Two Stage Shock Pistons (Med. – Heavy)
Two Stage Shock Pistons (Medium - Heavy)
True performance lies in the ability to dial in your suspension. If you’re an intermediate to expert suspension technician, then you have the ability to take your suspension to a new level. Introducing RPM’s two stage shock pistons. In a compressed state, the two halves press together to meter the shock fluid through two holes. As the suspension unloads (in the standard config.), the two plates separate, allowing the fluid to flow through multiple holes, which returns the shock to static position at a higher rate. These pistons are the closest things that R/C can get to full sized racing. Don’t be fooled, even the fastest racers in the world are using them, the trick is to get them to admit it! After all, if everyone used them, who would gain the advantage? Maybe you? This set includes twelve piston sets, three sets of four pistons. (red, green, & purple) Best used on tracks with moderate to major obstacles, or on heavier vehicles. Check out our Piston FAQ page for more information.

Tech Notes: RPM Two-Stage Piston Kits fit all Traxxas molded shock bodies with little to no modification needed. Some slight modifications will be needed for Traxxas Big Bore Shocks and will not fit Traxxas GTR shocks.

80430 Two Stage Shock Pistons (Med. – Heavy Dampening)  

#80430 – Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail $6.95



Light Canister Set
fits the RPM Slash 2wd & Slash 4×4 Front Bumper
Chrome Light Canister Set
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 Light Canister Set - Blackattach 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!

Parts BreakdownFor 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.

 

80982 Light Canister Set – Black     
80983 Light Canister Set – Chrome    

#8098_ – Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail
Black – $12.95 set

Chrome – $14.95 set

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Traxxas Slash 2wd Front Bumper & Skid Plate
Chrome Front Bumper w/ Gray 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!

Blue Front bumper & Skid PlateOur 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.

Black Front Bumper & Skid PlateThe 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).

80952 Front Bumper & Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Black
80953 Front Bumper & Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Chrome
80955 Front Bumper & Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Blue

#8095_ – Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail
Black or Blue – $12.95 each

Chrome & Gray – $14.95 each

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Traxxas Slash 2wd Rear Skid Plates
Slash Rear Skid Plate - Blue
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!Slash Rear Skid Plate - Gray

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 Slash Rear Skid Plate - Back Side Viewthe 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 whileSlash Rear Skid Plate - Black 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.

81242 Rear Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Black   
81245 Rear Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Blue    
81246 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
Slash Front Skid Plate - Blue

RPM front skid plates for the Traxxas Slash 2wd are designed using the same principles we used when creating ourView of bell crank posts installed 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 Slash Front Skid Plate - Back Viewbell 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 centerSlash Front Skid Plate - Gray 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 screwsSlash Front Skid Plate - Black 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.

 

81252 Front Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Black    
81255 Front Skid Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Blue     
81256 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
Black Body Saver WashersOne 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.

80332 Black Body Saver Washers    
80341 Dyeable White Body Saver Washers     

Suggested Retail – $2.95 set of 5


Tail Light Set
RPM Tail Light SetOur 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!

What's IncludedOur 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 RPM Tail Light Set - Installedmarker 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.


81030 Tail Light Set for the Traxxas Slash

#81030 – Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail
$9.95

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Rear Bumper for the Traxxas Slash 2wd
Blue rear BumperAfter 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 rearChrome Rear Bumper 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.

Black Rear Bumper  (Shown Mounted)

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.

 

81002 Rear Bumper for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Black    
81003 Rear Bumper for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Chrome        
81005 Rear Bumper for the Traxxas Slash 2wd – Blue     

#8100_ – Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail
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)
Mud FlapsThe 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 bumperMud Flap Detail 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.


81012 Mud Flap System for the Slash 2wd & 4×4

#81012 – Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail
$10.95

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Roof-Mounted Light Bar Set
(fits most Short Course Bodies with a min. 6″ of roof width)
Chrome Roof Light Set
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,Blue Roof Light Set 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 Black Roof Light Setunique 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.The Ultimate RPM Modified Slash!

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.

80922 Roof Mounted Light Bar Set – Black    
80923 Roof Mounted Light Bar Set – Chrome   
80925 Roof Mounted Light Bar Set – Blue    

#8092_ – Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail
Black or Blue – $18.95
Chrome – $20.95



Low Visibility Wheelie Bars
for the Traxxas Slash 2wd and Slash 4×4
Low Visibility Wheelie Bars (shown installed)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 Low Visibility Wheelie Barstouch 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.

81312 Low Visibility Wheel Bars    

#81312 – Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail $9.95

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Traxxas Short & Long Rod Ends
Blue Long Rod EndsRPM 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!Black Short Rod Ends 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.

Dyeable White Long Rod EndsRPM 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.

Blue Short Rod EndsTech 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.

Black Long Rod Ends

80471 Traxxas Short Rod Ends – Dyeable White
80472 Traxxas Short Rod Ends – Black    
80475 Traxxas Short Rod Ends – Blue    
80511 Traxxas Long Rod Ends – Dyeable White
80512 Traxxas Long Rod Ends – Black    
80515 Traxxas Long Rod Ends – Blue    

#8047_ & #8051_ – Installation InstructionsDyeable White Short Rod Ends

Suggested Retail
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)

Dyeable White Shock Shaft Guards - Front ViewRocks, 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!

Blue Shock Shaft GuardsRPM 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 Black Shock Shaft Guardsas 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 Dyeable White Shock Shaft Guardsare 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 Dyeable White Shock Shaft Guards - Side Viewpartial 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.

Green Shock Shaft Guards

80401 Dyeable White Shock Shaft Guards    
80402 Black Shock Shaft Guards    
80404 Green Shock Shaft Guards    
80405 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

Front Adjustable Body MountsImmediately 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.

Rear Adjustable Body MountsThis 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.

81122 Adjustable Front Body Mounts    
81142 Adjustable Rear Body Mounts     

#81122 & #81142 – Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail
$9.95 ea.



RPM Gearbox Housing and Rear Mounts
(Fits Traxxas 2wd Slash, 2wd Stampede, e-Rustler & Bandit)
Blue Gearbox Housing and MountsThe RPM Hybrid Gearbox Housing and Rear Mounts for Traxxas 2wd vehicles is designed to solve a multitude of issues with stock and other aftermarket transmission housings. Our gearbox housing and mounts are a blend of aluminum and molded nylon parts for the perfect combination of strength, durability and heat dissipation. Check out this awesome list of included features:

 Aluminum Motor Plate

  • Manufactured in the USA from 3mm thick, 6061 T6 aluminum for serious strength and durability.
  • Green Gearbox Housing and MountsLocks in gear mesh for worry-free pinion to spur settings, eliminating fears of exploding spur and pinion gears from an overheated stock transmission case.
  • Offers significant motor heat dissipation for cooler motor temperatures, unlike stock plastic motor plates that insulate the motor.
  • Not integrated with the rear bumper mounts, meaning rear impacts will not bend the motor plate, (when used with a rear bumper or bumper mounting system such as RPM #80902 or #80905).

Molded Gearbox HousingsBlack Gearbox Housing and Mounts

  • Molded from our blend of bulletproof nylons in three popular color choices for guaranteed durability, strength and style.
  • Retains stock bumper mounting holes for positive, solid support of any bumper or wheelie bars you may choose.
  • Retains a stock “cover” for the motor, adding motor protection where most aftermarket housings leave the motor completely exposed to rear impacts.
  • We modified our housing to eliminate the huge bottom hole in the stock housing, keeping your internal gears cleaner, longer.
  • Quiet! With a completely enclosed gearbox housing, you’ll no longer have the loudest transmission on the track.
  • Redesigned exterior features are smoother; making it less likely dirt will adhere or build up on the case.
  • Separate housing and rear mounts means transmission maintenance won’t affect suspension settings.

Blue Gearbox Housing - AssembledMolded Rear Mounts (0° & 3° Rear Mounts Included)

  • Separate from the gearbox housing and easy to access. Each mount is individually accessible and removable without removing the transmission or vice versa. Simply unbolt 2 screws (and a hinge pin) to remove an A-arm mount or 6 screws to remove the transmission!
  • Sold with two sets of rear mounts in each package – 0° and 3° rear mounts are included.
  • Molded from the RPM blend of ultra durable, long lasting, bulletproof nylons.
  • Molded mounts means tighter tolerances and less slop than with machined components for better camber and toe angle retention.

Each RPM Gearbox Housing kit is available in black, green or blue and comes will all necessary mounting hardware and instructions. Whether racing or bashing, the RPM Gearbox Housing is one of the least expensive yet most valuable options you can buy! Every RPM Gearbox Housing kit is proudly designed and manufactured in the USA! Get yours today!

RPM Rear End - Shown with optional Accessories (not included)

Tech Notes: RPM Gearbox Housings do not include internal components (gears bearings, shafts, etc.). Internal components (either stock or aftermarket) must be transferred to the RPM Gearbox Housing from the stock Traxxas transmission. RPM #73612 replaces stock Traxxas #3691 (or #3691A).

73612 Black Gearbox Housing and A-arm Mounts
73614 Green Gearbox Housing and A-arm Mounts
73615 Blue Gearbox Housing and A-arm Mounts

#7361_ – Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail $29.95

 

 

 

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