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DESC410R Front Bumper & Skid Plate
(also fits the DESC410v2 & DESC410Rv2)

DESC410R Front Bumper & Skid PlateThe 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.

73682 Front Bumper & Skid Plate for the Durango DESC410R    

#73682 - Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail  $13.95

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Light Canister Set
fits the RPM SCTE Front Bumper
Chrome Light Canister Set (shown installed - bumper sold separately)
Our Light Canister Set for the RPM Ten-SCTE Front Bumper (#73042) is designed to give the appearance of a Baja Desert Truck with its scale off-road light design. Each of its four lights is modeled after a full-sized, 6” off-road light. Each individual light comes with a light canister (or housing), a clear lens and a light guard.

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 Light Canister Set - Blackattach the bumper to the bumper skid plate while keeping the lights recessed and protected by the upper and lower bumper bars.

Yes, 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!

Parts BreakdownFor 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! 

What's 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.

  • RC-Lights makes a drop-in kit specifically for our light canister sets using the main battery pack for power. Please follow this link to RC-Lights for more details. RC-Lights is offering $30.00 off any full LED lighting system to RPM customers. Simply mention the code 'RPM' at checkout.

  • RAMTech-RC also makes a drop-in kit specifically for our light canister sets. Please follow this link to RAMTech-RC for more details.

Tech 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.

80982 Light Canister Set - Black     
80983 Light Canister Set - Chrome    

#8098_ - Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail
Black - $12.95 set

Chrome - $14.95 set

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DESC410R Front & Rear A-arms
DESC410R Front A-armsRPM engineers reviewed common breakage areas of stock DESC410R A-arms and redesigned our version to eliminate those issues. Hinge pin areas have been massively beefed up to support the relatively small 3mm hinge pins. In certain hinge pin areas, RPM A-arms are over 50% larger than stock A-arms! We’ve also eliminated as much as .004” (.1mm) of slop from some of the hinge pin areas. Stronger, thicker support beams using trapezoidal shapes provide the muscle while our proven blend of top secret materials provides the durability these incredibly fast trucks need.

DESC410R Rear A-armsRPM 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 C-Hub.

RPM DESC410R 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.

73772 Rear A-arms for the Durango DESC410R
73892 Front A-arms for the Durango DESC410R

#73892 - Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail  $15.95 / pair

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Shock Shaft Guards
(Fits Durango & Traxxas 1/10th Scale Shocks)

Dyeable White Shock Shaft Guards - Front ViewRocks, dirt and debris striking shock shafts lead to dents, dings and burrs, which in turn, leads to torn shock seals. Torn shock seals means leaky shocks and poor shock performance. RPM Shock Shaft Guards shield the shock shaft from those deteriorating elements, prolonging the life of the shock shaft, which improves the long-term performance of the suspension and in turn, prolongs the time between shock rebuilds!

Blue Shock Shaft GuardsRPM 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 guard Black Shock Shaft Guardsas 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 Dyeable White Shock Shaft Guardsare 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 Dyeable White Shock Shaft Guards - Side Viewpartial 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.

RPM 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.

Green Shock Shaft Guards

80401 Dyeable White Shock Shaft Guards    
80402 Black Shock Shaft Guards    
80404 Green Shock Shaft Guards    
80405 Blue Shock Shaft Guards    

#8040_ - Installation Instructions

Suggested Retail $11.95 / set of four

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