What is the RPM warranty policy?

It is a common misconception that RPM has a “no questions asked” warranty policy. Although we do have the best warranty in the R/C industry, it is not “no questions asked”. The following text describes in detail what our warranty does and does not cover, subject to RPM final review. Quick Links: Warranty Terms and Restrictions / Failures due to non-RPM parts / RPM Decorative Finishes / RPM Scale Accessories / RPM Wheels / Screw Holes / Hardware...

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How do I get an RPM Catalog?

If you’d like a hard copy of our current RPM catalog with RPM logo decals*, simply send in $5.00 (U.S. residents) or $6.00 (non-U.S. residents) to; RPM R/C Products 14978 Sierra Bonita Lane Chino, CA 91710 USA If you would like RPM logo decals* only, please send in $3.00 (U.S. residents) or $4.00 (non-U.S. residents) to the above address. Please note: The RPM website is a complete on-line catalog. Everything that can be found in our catalog can also be found on-line....

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Can I buy directly from RPM?

Unfortunately no, we do not offer direct sales. Although there are numerous links throughout the RPM website that allow you to purchase our products online, they are not direct sales links to RPM. They take you to Shopatron, an online intermediary that allows RPM to connect you, our loyal customers to a local retailer near you directly through the RPM website. RPM is affiliated with all of the major distributors in the USA, as well as many international distributors...

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How do I check camber & toe angles on vehicles with large tires such as the Traxxas T/E-Maxx, HPI Savage, Tamiya Terra Crusher, Associated Monster GT, etc.?

Camber on vehicles with large tires can be easily checked with the RPM Monster Camber Gauge. An excellent starting camber angle for off-road use is approximately 3 degrees of negative camber at all four corners. Use less camber (approximately 1 degree negative) on the rear wheels when using the vehicle for on-road conditions. Front wheel camber for on-road use should still be left at approximately 2 – 3 degrees of negative camber to compensate for suspension dive in...

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What is the proper way to install & adjust my Losi LST Camber Rods in my RPM Adjustable Camber A-arms?

The camber rods that come with the RPM LST Upper A-arms must be installed according to the instructions in order to achieve the maximum amount of camber adjustment. If the rod is threaded too far into one side or the other, you will loose a certain amount of camber adjustment but that can easily be fixed. The following photos show the proper distances for a visual check not available in the instruction sheet. Please refer to the instruction sheet that comes with the RPM LST...

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I have an Associated Monster GT. How do I fit RPM T/E-Maxx steering knuckles on my truck?

We have released a set of pivot ball setscrews that are designed to allow the use of RPM T/E-Maxx steering knuckles on your truck. You will need the following parts to install them on your truck: 2 packages – RPM Axle Carriers 2 packages – RPM Pivot Ball Setscrews & Bushing Caps It is important to note, the stock Associated MGT and the Traxxas T/E-Maxx steering knuckles have identical geometry. This is not some half-baked conversion – it works and it...

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What screws should I use to bolt my shocks to my new RPM T/E-Maxx A-arms?

Your stock shock mount screws that held your shocks to your old A-arms will work just fine. It may seem like the holes on the RPM T/E-Maxx A-arms are too small but that is simply because they do not have the threads cut into them yet. The hole size in our A-arms is the correct diameter for the stock 3mm. screws. It may seem difficult to get the thread started but that is simply because RPM A-arms are so tough! We recommend starting the threads into the A-arm before you...

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How Do I Add a Ball Hitch to my RPM Rear Bumper (T/E-Maxx & Revo Bumpers)?

The look of a scale ball hitch can be achieved using a hand-drill or drill press and a standard ball-stud. Associated Ball Studs work well, but a true scale appearance will be most closely achieved with an oversized ball stud from any manufacturer such as Associated or Lunsford, to name a couple. You will also need a nut to hold the ball stud in place once mounted to the bumper (T/E-Maxx bumpers only). Start by marking a spot on the bumper for the ball stud (although the...

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I have a Traxxas Stampede. How do I install a set of RPM Slash skid plates on my truck?

Before you begin, we recommend replacing the Phillips screws supplied with some versions of the Traxxas Stampede with the screw kit from a VXL version Stampede. They are better quality, hex screws. You will need both 2mm and 2.5mm hex drivers if you pursue this option. The rear skid plate bolts right on to the Stampede with no modifications, other than you cannot use the new third mounting post in the center of the RPM skid plate. The post lines up directly under a cross...

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How do I Dye (color) My RPM Dyeable Parts?

  All RPM nylon parts can be dyed with outstanding results! This includes parts that are natural white, yellow, blue, etc. The key to remember is that you can only dye a part darker than its current color. For example, a yellow part can be dyed orange, red, green ,blue, purple, etc., yet a blue part can only be dyed a darker shade of blue, dark purple or black. To get started, simply boil some water, add some Ritâ„¢ clothing dye of the color you want the parts to be to...

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I heard RPM chrome parts can be dyed too, is it true and what effect will that create?

Yes, RPM chrome parts are dyeable using the same methods mentioned on the standard dyeing technique page. The following images illustrate a small sampling of what you can do to customize the looks of your RPM chrome parts beyond what we’ve done straight from the factory. This #80103 T/E-Maxx chrome bumper was dyed using Rit “Kelly Green” #32. This is a #80093 T/E-Maxx chrome rear bumper with a two tone dye that was dyed partially with Rit “Cardinal...

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