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    Front Bumper for Rustler VXL

    Hi,
    I am planning on getting a Rustler VXL and wondering what bumper to get for it. I will use the car for bashing and driving around. I won't be running the car into stuff on purpose, but if my little brother gets ahold of it and rams it into the fence, I want to have the car mostly un-broken. Thanks!

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    RPM in my opinion. I've nailed immovable objects very fast and she survived with no damage


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    Definitely the RPM bumber - not only stronger, but also wider, providing better protection. Also recommend the RPM motor guard.
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    Another vote for the RPM bumpers.

    If you want another option, T-Bone Racing make some great stuff and do a wide Rustler bumper too.

    https://tboneracing.net/62002--TBR-T...XL5_p_537.html
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    I've broken 2 rpm bumpers. I think the slash 2wd bumper is the best.
    Rustler VXL/ E-Revo VXL (sold)/ Q32/ Ambush

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    T-Bone makes very strong parts, I think even stronger than RPM, which would be my second choice.
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    I already broke 3 rpm bumpers... :/ would switch to t-bone bumpers but they aren't available in europe.. so I just buy the rpm again and again

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmey77 View Post
    I already broke 3 rpm bumpers... :/ would switch to t-bone bumpers but they aren't available in europe.. so I just buy the rpm again and again
    T-Bone is available in Europe. I even got a bumper from a Dutch LHS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petertje60 View Post
    T-Bone makes very strong parts, I think even stronger than RPM, which would be my second choice.
    I bought TBone and I never bashed with it but for my speed runner it did fairly well when crashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A1ArmedToaster View Post
    I've broken 2 rpm bumpers. I think the slash 2wd bumper is the best.
    I think it needs to be bigger


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripdog7205 View Post
    I think it needs to be bigger


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    Yeah it looks silly but it works.

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    Rustler VXL/ E-Revo VXL (sold)/ Q32/ Ambush

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    Quote Originally Posted by A1ArmedToaster View Post
    Yeah it looks silly but it works.

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    Well it's obviously just a basher so looks aren't important


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    what all is needed to install the slash bumper? want to install this one mine looks awesome
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    Front Bumper for Rustler VXL

    It's a direct bolt-on since the 2WD bulkheads are the same across the board.
    Alt-248 on the number pad =

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    You'll need the bumper (#5835) and 2 4x12mm countersunk screws (#2542) The middle spring (?) part isn't needed so it just goes right on like ksb said.
    Rustler VXL/ E-Revo VXL (sold)/ Q32/ Ambush

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    RPM is the only bumper I used. Hit a rock while booking through a field. Gashed the bumper but saved the truck. There's a picture of it on their FB page from a few years ago.

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    Found the picture I was talking about. It was a pretty bad hit.

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    Who's wheels and tires are those and what size are they? 2.2 or 2.8?

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    They appear to be Proline Trenchers in 2.8 on Desperado wheels

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