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    Lowering My Body Height????

    I wanted to know who has lowered the body height of their Summit. I was thinking about dropping mine a ” or so, just enough to bring the body down closer to the batt doors. I realize this is all personal preference but wanted input before I cut the post off and had to buy more. LOL

    The only negative I can foresee is that I would have to flip the bumper mounts over which in return would lower my bumper height the same…….which may cause an issue when approaching an object????

    Any thoughts would be appreciated. And as the saying goes “A picture is worth a thousand words”.
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    Lots of people do it. Like me


    You can get it this low without trimming the body by using Revo bumper mounts in place of the stock summit.
    I just trimmed the body as needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron View Post
    Lots of people do it.


    You can get it this low without trimming the body by using Revo bumper mounts in place of the stock summit.
    I just trimmed the body as needed.
    Thanks for the reply........do you happen to have a different picture.......that one says it has been "deleted".
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    I lowered using RPM Revo bumper mounts... that way I improve a known weak spot at the same time.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    I lowered using RPM Revo bumper mounts... that way I improve a known weak spot at the same time.
    So do you use Revo mounts too?

    Edit: Oops I need to read closer........I now see "Revo" mounts in your post.
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    I looked at flipping my stock mounts and decided not to. Flipping the stock mounts means you will have to move or cut the front deflector for it to work. I didn't want that to happen.....

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    I trimmed my bumper instead of the skid




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    I lowered mine, definitely came down like 1.25-1.5". I did need to trim a little bit off the front and rear body, but it all covered by the bumpers anyway. Also had to trim the bottom of the body posts by 3 or 4 screw holes. Like the ham sandwich mod too.









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    I lowered mine just buy trimming the body and body posts.




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    jamann....So you kept the stock bumper mounts but just flipped them over????

    And is that a stock front bumper? I've been wanting to add a shackle to mine too; is that from RC4WD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSheep800 View Post
    jamann....So you kept the stock bumper mounts but just flipped them over????

    And is that a stock front bumper? I've been wanting to add a shackle to mine too; is that from RC4WD?
    They are rpm mounts for the summit.
    Yep stock bumper that I hacked up a bit..lol the shackle is the smallest one i could find at the hardware store



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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    the shackle is the smallest one i could find at the hardware store
    Well i have to ask........how did you attach the shackle OR what did you attach it to? It looks like you cut slits in the bumper and attached it through the backside; using the piece of material you left in between the slits as the pulling point?
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    Yes. I also had a piece of aluminium backer plate(that as I noticed now I forgot to put back in last time I pulled it off)it is H shaped.to add support to the area that I removed material from


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    I hope you dont mind if I borrow your idea........I think it looks really cool!!!! Thanks!
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    Go right ahead I'm sure someone did it long before I did..I wanted it strong.
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