RPM Bumper Mount for Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/Bandit/Slash (Black)

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RPM Bumper Mount for Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/Bandit/Slash (Black)
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This is a a rear bumper mount from RPM, intended for use with the Traxxas Slash, Stampede, Rustler and Bandit 1/10 scale electric vehicles. After hearing numerous requests to look into the rear bumper mount on the Traxxas Slash, RPM has found several issues that could use their special 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. 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 possibility of damaging the case significantly! The new RPM mount design means no more slotted parts hanging below the rear skid plate – ever! The RPM mount tucks up quite nicely behind the skid plate for better rear end ground clearance.

The RPM 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 RPM's 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. 

This product was added to our catalog on March 24, 2009

Mark Fitch
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Feb 1 2022 (about 2 years ago)
RPM Bumper Mount for Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/Bandit/Slash (Black)
Better than stock set up when you order wheelie bar. Stiff and robust.
Also bought the motor protectors (RPM) to install on outside if RPM bumper mount..
You will need some extra screws long enough to go through both.
Some have complained that it's not a perfect fit. It's not. But one must only partially thread screws in IN ALL places. Once all screws are installed, then, only then do you do a final tighten of all screws. Install loose first- then tighten. It's works great.
Gunnar
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jan 12 2012 (about 12 years ago)
RPM Bumper Mount for Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/Bandit/Slash (Black)
Not too thrilled with this product. Granted, the stock Slash option isn't ideal either (unhooking on one side, digging up dirt and eventually breaking) but this unit has the following flaws:

1 - It makes it more time consuming to take off the gear cover (yes, only one nut but still). The included screw for that is also too short so the luck nut doesn't actually get far enough for the nylon to engage.

2 - It doesn't fit that well. The three mounting holes on each side are not perfectly aligned with the transmission case. You can get it there but if you use it as is it does stress the screws more then needed and make it more time consuming to take on/off as well.

3 - And worst, the holes for mounting the actual bumper are too shallow and the stock screws bottom out before the bumper is properly seated.

So, if you get this unit, use a longer screw for 1, adjust the holes for 2, and for 3, shorten the screws or make the holes deeper if you have the equipment for that.
WesK
Verified Owner
Saturday, Jun 20 2009 (about 14 years ago)
RPM Bumper Mount for Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/Bandit/Slash (Black)
I love RPM products. Fixed up my weathered wheelie bar with this mount on the rustler and i am very happy. this setup seems like it will handle a lot more abuse than the traxxas wheelie bar mount design. Any RPM product is a good bet; this mount is awesome i love it.
Anonymous
Verified Owner
Thursday, Apr 18 2013 (about 11 years ago)
RPM Bumper Mount for Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/Bandit/Slash (Black)
The holes don't line up perfectly and as other reviewers pointed out, the top bolt on the gear cover side is too short to engage the lock threads on the nut (which by the way is the wrong size, I had to use my own). That said, it is definitely an improvement over the stock design. Every time I raced my Slash I've been having problems with the stock mount coming unhooked and catching the track. I know I lost at least one race for sure when this happened. So, it's worth the brief headache to install this if it prevents me from crashing out like that again. It's just that for $9, they really should give you something that lines up and comes with the proper hardware.
Anonymous
Verified Owner
Monday, Mar 28 2011 (about 13 years ago)
RPM Bumper Mount for Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/Bandit/Slash (Black)
I figured id throw up a review on this product after I've had it for a while(3-6months). The stock bumper mount on the Slash 2wd gets the job done for the most part but has an annoying tendency to come "unhooked" from the rear skid plate. if you have a slash 2wd and jump it you probably know what I'm talking about. It comes unhooked from the skid plate and digs into the ground picking up a big chunk of grass and dirt with it. beyond that the stock mount seems like a poorer overall design being that it is really only connected on one side putting extra strain undistributed across the rear. The RPM design is GREAT! it has many more connections and makes everything much more solid. after installing it i never had to worry about breaking the rear end or just getting bugged by the grass catcher. I have a lot of rpm replacements/upgrades on the slash and the materials they use are top not and unbelievably durable. I will continue to buy from them until i stop needing parts... yea i wish that day would come : )
Paul
Wednesday, May 25 2022 (about 2 years ago)
RPM Bumper Mount for Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/Bandit/Slash (Black)
This does not fit the Slash 2WD with the Vinleon Brushless power system and the Magnum Transmission. I'm sure it's great on the correct vehicle. I could not find info about compatibility with the VXL/Magnum.
WickedFog
Thursday, Dec 16 2021 (about 2 years ago)
RPM Bumper Mount for Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/Bandit/Slash (Black)
Not sure what the bad reviews here are on about. All the screws that came with mine were perfect. There is a bit of stretching needed to get the mounting locations pulled into place, but if it were any different, it wouldn't be as sturdy. This mount is rock solid.

Installed this on a stock Slash transmission housing and am using the Pro-Line drag race wheelie bar. Perfect fit and much, much better than the stock design.

Overall, this is a typical RPM quality product at an affordable price. Would definitely buy again.
Tim Kachel
Verified Owner
Sunday, Apr 5 2020 (about 4 years ago)
RPM Bumper Mount for Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/Bandit/Slash (Black)
Solid mount. Great rugged RPM quality and fit as expected.
John Lovin
Verified Owner
Monday, Feb 10 2020 (about 4 years ago)
RPM Bumper Mount for Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/Bandit/Slash (Black)
Easy to install. Seems more durable than the Traxxas stock parts.
Eric Larsen
Verified Owner
Monday, Mar 4 2024 (3 months ago)
RPM Bumper Mount for Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/Bandit/Slash (Black)
The idea of this is really nice and once it's all installed it seems to be fine. But as others have mentioned, it really doesn't fit quite right. RPM must have made about a billion of these and has no interest in fixing the design at this point. The upper tab that mounts to the same hole that the gear cover screws into really just isn't in the right place. The tap isn't quite long enough and isn't offset far enough. In order to install, you need to loosely install everything and then push pretty hard to get the upper tab installed. Then tighten everything. Once tightened, it seems to serve it's purpose well enough.
That Aussie Guy
Verified Owner
Tuesday, May 31 2022 (about 2 years ago)
RPM Bumper Mount for Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/Bandit/Slash (Black)
Better design than stock but not indestructible.

After about two weeks of jumping, bashing and crashing the mount has failed and requires replacing. The truck came off a jump nose high and landed on the wheelie bar, and the lower most screw hole near the motor tore loose.

Also when the factory wheelie bar is fitted in the highest position the mount touches thd ground during a wheelie and will wear down on pavement quickly.
Jeff Benson
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Feb 22 2022 (about 2 years ago)
RPM Bumper Mount for Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/Bandit/Slash (Black)
I purchased this for the Slash drag build that I started in 2020. Great for mounting aftermarket wheelie bars.
Anonymous
Verified Owner
Monday, Dec 26 2011 (about 12 years ago)
RPM Bumper Mount for Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/Bandit/Slash (Black)
I give this product 4/5 stars because when its mounted on my truck The mounting holes for my wheelie bar are not lined up rite. Since there not lined up my wheelie bar is not level, and when i bring the front end up and the wheelie bar hits the ground the truck nearly loses control. Its not that big of a deal though. I would definitely recommend it still, its very durable and better than stock.