In April, we revealed a prototype front bumper and skid plate at the 2009 RCX show in Pomona, California. We had some great feedback and excellent responses. We have finally completed the first molds of that project and are in full production! Our first release of this project is our front bumper and skid plate for the front end of the Traxxas Slash. 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 they’re racing, they can remove the bumper and use the skid plate 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!
Our Traxxas Slash front bumper design eliminates the support ring and 5 screws behind the stock bumper and uses a thicker skid design to supply the cushioning resistance a basher-proof bumper needs. Our thicker, more stout front bumper / skid plate is stronger and more beefy than stock while falling in at a weight that is marginally less than the stock version*. So even if the racer wants to run a full RPM front bumper and skid plate, they won’t have to worry about additional weight added.
RPM front bumpers for the Traxxas Slash are 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.
At the RCX show, we also debuted a light canister set that fully integrates with our new Slash front bumper and skid plate, giving the Slash the Desert Racing Truck look it’s been missing! We are still working on those molds and should have them ready for release around the first few weeks of July.
*Weight comparison based on the stock Traxxas bumper and adding in the weight of the support ring and all hardware removed after installation of the
#80952 Black Front Bumper & Skid Plate $12.95
#80953 Chrome Front Bumper & Gray Skid Plate $14.95
#80955 Blue Front Bumper & Skid Plate $12.95