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    Best Front Bumper? Stock VS RPM VS Proline?

    I'm building a Slash from scratch and need a front bumper. Stock one is ~$8 and the RPM and Proline ones are ~$10 so price is not really a factor. I hear good things about the RPM bumper but I am a bit concerned that it doesn't have the upper brace that the other 2 do. This will be used on a Traxxas LCG chassis for bashing/light track use. Just trying to decide which one I should go with...

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    broke my stock one in 3 months, Rpm has a few scratches from 20ft hits on skate park ramps. Rpm has held up very well for over a year now. I haven't used a proline number as of yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcdriver View Post
    I'm building a Slash from scratch and need a front bumper. Stock one is ~$8 and the RPM and Proline ones are ~$10 so price is not really a factor. I hear good things about the RPM bumper but I am a bit concerned that it doesn't have the upper brace that the other 2 do. This will be used on a Traxxas LCG chassis for bashing/light track use. Just trying to decide which one I should go with...

    Stock:


    RPM:


    Proline:
    The RPM is nice, but you'll want to shim the area on the diff case where the upper bracket would normally mount. However, I recommend the RPM bulkhead with either the Traxxas or the new TBone SC bumper.

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    My stock bumper has survived the whole life of my slash. It's probably the only thing I haven't changed. Honestly the stocker does just fine. However, I have the RPM bumper on my other slash, and it works just fine too. It's really a matter of personal preference towards what you think looks better.
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    i have gone through 1 stock, 2 RPM and now im using the proline. The other ones broke because of some really hard hits. Ive had the proline for a week or so now. Ill keep you posted on how long it lasts.

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    Anybody have the rpm wide bumper on a slash 2wd?

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    I went ahead and ordered the RPM.. I actually like the look of the stock bumper too but I figured that for pretty much the same price I may as well get an "upgraded" part.

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    You cant go wrong with any of those. The stock bumper can take a beating. You can add the light canisters to the RPM bumper. We all know lights make your truck go faster.

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    I've run all three, Imo the stock or rpm are the way to go.
    The pro line is a nice unit, nothing wrong with it but it wont take as much as the other two.
    Considering its more race orientated it shouldn't be expected to.
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    Imo RPM is the best... Why? well because you can put lights in it... who doesn't like that??
    I'm not cheating! I'm just using my resources!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloMyNameIs_____ View Post
    Imo RPM is the best... Why? well because you can put lights in it... who doesn't like that??
    I'm not cheating! I'm just using my resources!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloMyNameIs_____ View Post
    Imo RPM is the best... Why? well because you can put lights in it... who doesn't like that??

    Just 1 mph more!

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    I own all three and I think it depends on your driving style and environment. I use my RPM with 5mm LED's for night running. It flexes a lot more than others due to no top brace. I use the Pro-2 for hard bashing (packed dirt, tall jumps, etc.) and day runs. It doesn't have too much up/down jiggle, but side to side is a bit much. They both are great bumpers, but if you are a day time basher, Pro-line, if you are a little more experienced and you want something all around, RPM. The Pro-Line comes with a bulkhead and hardware for 10.00. That's a steal in this hobby Keep running and good luck!

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