Rear Bumper Mount for the HPI Baja 5SC
The stock rear bumper mount on the HPI Baja 5SC does not allow the use of current, highly popular rear-mounted exhaust pipes. That is no longer an issue! RPM Rear Bumper Mounts use our very popular 5B / 5T rear skid plate, coupled with an all new bumper mounting system that perfectly mates with stock components while keeping the rear bumper in the stock location. However, with an RPM bumper mounting system installed, you’ll have a large enough gap behind the rear bulkhead to run those rear-mounted pipes you’ve been wanting.
The RPM Rear Bumper Mount for the HPI Baja 5SC is a five-piece design that eliminates the two stock components that would normally interfere with a rear-mounted exhaust pipe. Our bumper mount is designed for strength, durability and exhaust pipe protection and as an added bonus, weighs in more than 5 grams lighter than the stock components they replace!
Light Pod Mounts for the HPI Baja 5B
the lights so far forward, LEDs (not included) mounted in the light pods
will project unobstructed light without shadow! Another unique feature
available only on RPM lighting products is a foldaway design
that in the event of a flip or frontal crash, the LED’s will fold back
and down, out of harms way, allowing the bumper and shock tower to take
the impact and protecting those expensive LEDs!
Tech Notes: RPM Light Pod Mounts are sold as a pair of mounts only (enough to affix 4 HPI light pods to a vehicle). RPM Front Bumpers (#81972) and HPI light pods and LEDs are not included. RPM Light Pod Mounts are designed for use with RPM bumpers for the HPI Baja 5B but may be mounted anywhere sufficient room and a 4mm screw will allow (some warranty restrictions may apply).
Front Bumper & Skid
Plate for the HPI Baja 5B
Our front bumper is a two-piece
design, utilizing a skid plate and separate bumper that can be removed for
racing. Each piece has specific design elements incorporated to
dramatically improve the strength and durability of the HPI Baja 5B.The RPM
skid plate is attached to the chassis with four 5mm screws, not two like
the stock version, effectively cutting transferred impact
energy in half, divided equally among those four screws. Our skid plate
also has huge skid rails all along its lower section and is a major part
of the impact-absorption system. It extends up, out and away from the
chassis, creating a large curved section that acts as a buffer zone that
rapidly dissipates impact energy by compressing during a hit, slowing and
absorbing that energy without transferring it into the more fragile
components of the vehicle. Once the impact force dissipates, the memory
characteristics of our trademark blend of RPM nylons will
return the bumper to its original position.
The bumper itself is over
6-1/2” wide and is designed to prevent smaller objects such as
fence and mailbox poles from slipping in-between the skid plate and the
tires. Its added width tops off a perfectly balanced design that is
strong, extremely durable and built to last!
Rear Skid Plate
stock set-up uses a pair of relatively small, curved plastic tubes to support the bottom of
the bumper, which provide limited rear-end protection at best. The RPM
rear skid plate eliminates that weakness by eliminating those two tubes
entirely. We replace them with a large, curved plate with seven huge skid
rails measuring 1/4” wide by 3/16” tall that provide unmatched skid
and impact resistance to the rear end. A small, open section was left to
allow easy access to the clip holding
the stock under-guard in place while closing up most of the back end so
nothing can come up from the bottom to hit that expensive, aftermarket
exhaust pipe. We also dropped the skid rails parallel to the lowest point
on the chassis, helping reduce some of the impacts taken by the chassis
and place it where it can be handled much better – by the RPM
made our rear skid plate beefy to handle tail-first landings or rear
impacts, yet because it is made from our killer blend of proprietary
materials, it can still absorb severe impact energy instead of
transferring it into the more fragile and expensive chassis components.
rear skid plates for the HPI Baja 5B & 5T are sold as three-piece kits
and come with all necessary mounting hardware and instructions.
Tech Notes: This skid plate replaces HPI stock #85438 (item #4 on the tree). RPM rear skid plates are tested and only guaranteed to fit stock HPI parts and RPM aftermarket accessories.
RPM rear bumpers
for the 5B & 5T are inexpensive protection for expensive aftermarket
pipes as well. If you spent a small fortune on a tuned pipe that relies on
the rear bumper for protection, shouldn’t you depend on a name that has
become synonymous with crash survivability? RPM rear bumpers
are designed to survive and protect!
rear bumpers are molded in black from our secret blend of superior
materials and fit all versions of the HPI 5B and 5T. Confidence inspiring
protection that won’t leave your wallet in pain!
Tech Notes: This bumper replaces HPI stock #85420 (item #2 on the tree).
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