DESC410R Front Bumper & Skid Plate
(also fits the DESC410v2 & DESC410Rv2)
The RPM Front Bumper and Skid Plate for the Durango DESC410 series of trucks adds a level of protection unmatched by any other bumper presently available. Our front bumper is wider than the stock bumper, protecting sections of the inner A-arms and hinge pins normally left exposed by the stock bumper. The RPM skid plate design has a shallower approach angle, coupled with three strategically placed skid rails along the front of the skid plate, allowing the front end of the truck to transition up and over impacted objects easily and with the least amount of friction possible. RPM skid plates are 20% thicker than stock as well, yet reduce ground clearance by less than 1mm.
The design of the RPM Front Skid Plate removes the stock bumper support ring from the truck, preventing frontal impacts from transferring impact energy into the front differential housing. This allows much more room for the bumper to absorb impact energy when that inevitable head-on collision occurs. By absorbing the impact, less energy is transferred into the chassis, protecting those more fragile internal components from damage.
The RPM front bumper design not only looks awesome, it allows the use of RPM Light Canister sets (RPM #80982 or #80983) for those wanting to run LEDs in their front bumper for unlimited nighttime fun and incredible scale desert truck looks! Combined with a set of RPM 6 Light Roof-Mounted Light Bars (RPM #80922), the fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun sets.
The RPM Front Bumper and Skid Plate set for the Durango DESC410 series of trucks is molded from our trademark blend of nylons for incredible durability and unmatched performance. Each package comes complete with all necessary mounting hardware and instructions. Each kit is proudly designed and manufactured in the United States of America.
Suggested Retail $13.95
Our 4-light set also comes with a unique mounting plate that allows all four lights to sit centered in perfect symmetry within the upper and lower bars of our Ten-SCTE front bumper. The mounting plate uses the same three screws that attach the bumper to the bumper skid plate while keeping the lights recessed and protected by the upper and lower bumper bars.
the lights look simply awesome on the front of the truck but why did we
make them? Well, we wanted to light up the night! That’s right, each of
the four light canisters come set-up for a 3mm LED light (not included).
Our instructions detail a very simple method to install a set of 4 LEDs in
our canisters to carry the fun long into the night. Our calculations show
that adding 4 - 3mm LEDs and tying the power source directly into the main
battery pack creates a minimal draw of power (only 40mAh) but throws out a
nice amount of light to keep the fun going as daylight draws to an end!
For the ultimate in scale-realism, there is nothing better than the RPM Light Canister set. They are available in classic black or bright chrome. Either looks incredible on the truck and adds the finishing touch to any concourse winning paint job!
Included: The RPM Light Canister Set includes: 4
- Light Canisters, 4 - Light Guards, 4 - Clear Lenses, 1 - Light Mount, 4
- M3 x 8mm Flathead Screws & complete instructions. RPM
Bumper / Skid Plate sold separately.
Suggestions: If you don't want to build a set of LED lights yourself, There are several companies currently making drop-in light sets for the RPM Light Canister Set.
Notes: LED lights are not included. The RPM
Light Canister Set can be modified to fit any number of applications but
warranty restrictions do apply. See instructions for more details.
& Rear A-arms
front A-arms swap the stock front suspension arm bushings from the outside
of the A-arm to the inside. The reason is simple – the screws holding
the front C-hub on stock A-arms press the bushings into the C-Hub, causing
a bind over time. When flipped in the RPM version, the
flanged side of the bushing rests between the C-Hub and A-arm (placing
metal between two pieces of plastic) accomplishing two goals; It smoothes
out suspension movement and prevents the bushing from gouging into the
A-arms actually weigh less than stock “v1” A-arms by 1.5
grams each, for a total weight loss of 6 grams or almost a quarter ounce
(when using both front and rear A-arms). That number becomes even larger
when compared to DESC410R “v2” A-arms.
Whether racing, bashing, or anything in-between, RPM A-arms are your DESC410R solution!
Tech Notes: When installing RPM rear a-arms in place of "v2" rear a-arms, you will need 3mm of shims behind the a-arms and 2mm of shims in front.
Suggested Retail $15.95 / pair
Shock Shaft Guards are a simple design, replacing your stock shock spring
cup with one that has a thin but tough shield rising up to the base of the
shock body, completely blocking debris from striking the shock shaft. The
back and sides are open, which prevents debris from building inside the
well. The kit comes with replacement oversized shock rod ends, improving
durability and consistency on the shock pivot ball. Additionally, we
redesigned the top of the rod end so it is square. That square end keys
the shock shaft guard for directional control. The front shield of the
guard covers over 100 degrees of frontal exposure! RPM Shock
Shaft Guards are
zero friction protection devices, meaning the guard never touches the
working elements of the shock.
RPM Shock Shaft Guards are sold in sets of four, including four rod ends for the shocks and are stock replacement items. Nothing more is needed for installation. Check out this partial list of 1/10th scale vehicles they will fit: Durango: DEX210, DEX410 (all versions), DESC410R (all versions), DEX410R (all versions) & DEST210. Traxxas: Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, Stampede 4x4, nitro and electric versions of the Stampede 2wd and Rustler, Bandit, Nitro Sport, T-Maxx & E-Maxx (see tech notes below), and many more including vintage and legacy models.
Shock Shaft Guards are available in Black, Green, Blue and our Dyeable White
materials. Be sure to check out our FAQ pages here
for cool ways to dye and customize our dyeable parts to match or contrast
your chassis or paint schemes.
Tech Notes: RPM Shock Shaft Guards fit all Traxxas 1/10th scale molded shocks as well as Traxxas Big Bore shocks but will not fit the Traxxas Jato. They fit the T-Maxx and E-Maxx but will not work with RPM T/E-Maxx A-arms due to clearance limitations on the upper arm. They fit all Durango 1/10th scale shocks.
Suggested Retail $11.95 / set of four
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