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    redcat with RPM parts!

    i had a gut feeling that this would work, and sure enough it did!
    i bought a RPM bumper for a rustler, to put on my tornado. you dont have to drill any holes or do any modding!
    just remove the stock bumper(which is a joke on the tornado) and re-use to of the screws to attach the RPM bumper. the holes in the bumper line up perfectly with the stock chassis holes!
    in mine, i used some different screws, but the stock ones will work(may need a washer on them tho)

    since you dont have to mod the RPM bumper, you get the RPM replacement warrenty intact!

    sure, it takes alittle away from the buggy look. but i care more about "bashability" than looks. RPM part are super strong, and since it sticks out a ways and is wider, it will protect the a-arms as well.
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!

    Doesnt take away from it in my opinionand by protecting the suspension from those hard head on impacts it will keep you playing longer without repair..........that what I call a win win situation...!

    How much does that front bumper cost?
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!

    They are cheap like $5 to $7 bucks depending on where you get it from!!!! I'mgonna try some of the parts off my Stampede VXL on my caldera 10E to see if any fit!!!
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!


    ORIGINAL: 1ofmyfuns

    Doesnt take away from it in my opinionand by protecting the suspension from those hard head on impacts it will keep you playing longer without repair..........that what I call a win win situation...!

    How much does that front bumper cost?
    $8 shipped on ebay. cant go wrong for that price. and RPM really does have a replacement plan. if you crack on of these, send it to rpm and they will mail a replacement for free. i managed to break a RPM wheel hub(it was very cold out and i hit a steel pole!) i sent the part to RPM and they mailed me a new one.
    i just loved the fact that the bolt holes lined up perfectly!
    i like my redcats, but it is sad that there isnt much aftermarket support for them. i love RPM parts, i had them on other RC's i have owned. they make any rc stronger.
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!

    tomorrow im gonna see if the same rpm bumper will fit on the volcano. i know that the chassis has the same bolt holes as the tornado, but im not sure if the larger wheels of the volcano will hit the bumper. but i will put it on and post pics tomorrow.
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!

    That is so awesome!. Thank you for the info. I just purchased one one (Part# 81162) for my Tornado for 7 bones plus shipping.

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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!


    ORIGINAL: u4iia

    That is so awesome!.Β* Thank you for the info.Β* I just purchased one one (Part# 81162) for my Tornado for 7 bones plus shipping.
    glad i can help.
    i hope to find some replacement suspension pins as well. i dont care much for "e" clips. i like how the suspension pins on a traxxas are, with one end that screws into the plastic. just gotta find some that are the right size.

    i originally had modded a emaxx skid plate as a bumper. but it couldnt take the abuse i put my tornado through! im sure that the rpm bumper will hold up better.
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!

    I have an aftershock 3.5 that I am trying to find a good rpm bumper for. I wonder ifI call rpm they would be able to help me out.
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!


    ORIGINAL: daroncraig

    I have an aftershock 3.5 that I am trying to find a good rpm bumper for.Β* I wonder ifΒ*I call rpm they would be able to help me out.
    good luck there, tho it wont hurt to try.
    unfortunately i dont own a 3.5 model to test parts on[&o]
    there are many bumpers for 1/10 short course trucks, but im not sure how they would work on a 1/8 SCT like the aftershock.
    you could try contacting t-bone racing. they make a large selection of bumpers(high grade stuff to)
    i know those guys to testing on models, and they may have a redcat to test with. even if they dont, you could give them the dimensions of the mounting holes on the aftershock, and they may have something that will bolt up.
    http://www.tbonebumpers.com/
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!

    Here's a link to a bumper set that fits the 8th scale RedCat Racing Hurricane @ TBonebumpers

    http://www.tbonebumpers.com/?id=4292...&search=redcat

    who knows there may be a way to do a little engineering on this part to make it work..
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!

    for those of you that decided to do as i have, make sure you post some pics of your tornado with the RPM bumper on it!
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!

    Will that fit the Backdraft???
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!


    ORIGINAL: formula87

    Will that fit the Backdraft???
    i would be willing to bet that you could make it fit. with the tornado, the holes just happen to line up nicely with the ones on the chassis. for the backdraft, you might have to drill your own holes in the bumper to bolt it upto the backdraft.

    if you post a pic of the underside of the backdraft where the stock bumper mounts and measure the distance of the screws that hold the bumper on i might be able to give you a better idea!
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!

    Hmm.... My favorite local hobby shop has these in stock and they should also have a BLUE one!!! Part # 81165. Should look good with my shiny new blue body. I know where I'm going on my way home from work....
    Pics up after I get my new shocks.
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!


    ORIGINAL: JTPSTEALTH

    Hmm.... My favorite localΒ*hobby shop has these in stock and they should alsoΒ*have a BLUE one!!! Part # 81165. Should look good with my shiny new blue body. I know where I'm going on my way home from work....
    Pics up after I get my new shocks.
    awsome. my body has the flames so i didnt go for the blue bumper. should look nice with the blue flamed body. please post a pic in my thread when you get it done!
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!



    New shocks, New body, New bumper... It's like a whole new car! Can't wait till the weekend or a slow day at work to get out and drive it!!!
    With the bumper, I just used the stock screws and screwed it into the stock bumper. Figured that wuld give a little protection for the diff. Just in case.

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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!

    nice^^
    i like the stock bumper left there with the RPM sticker on it. before i put my rpm bumper on, my stock one broke so i was not able to do that. looks nice and clean that way!
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!

    Very nice JTP!, I see You got different hardware, Any troubles at all?

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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!


    ORIGINAL: buggyboy2010

    Very nice JTP!, I see You got different hardware, Any troubles at all?
    he said he used the stock screws. just bolted it right over the stock bumper!
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!

    Ahh.. That was My next question, But I ment the T-Maxx shocks setup..lol

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    ORIGINAL: buggyboy2010

    Very nice JTP!, I see You got different hardware, Any troubles at all?
    he said he used the stock screws. just bolted it right over the stock bumper!

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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!


    ORIGINAL: buggyboy2010

    Ahh.. That was My next question, But I ment the T-Maxx shocks setup..lol

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    ORIGINAL: buggyboy2010

    Very nice JTP!, I see You got different hardware, Any troubles at all?
    he said he used the stock screws. just bolted it right over the stock bumper!
    woops, my bad.
    it looks like he just used a longer screw that would fit in the stock shock tower hole, plus a couple of nuts. one to hold the screw in, and one for spacing the shock body away from the tower. probly all bits you can find at a hardware store.
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!



    Nitro is correct on both accounts. I screwed the stock screws thru the RPM bumper, then the metal, then into the stock bumper.
    And with the shocks, It was a long bolt, 2 nuts and some washers. I couldn't find stock diameter bolts, so I had to drill the holes a little larger.
    Bolt thru shock, nut on the back and then a washer for a little more space. Then thru the shock tower with a nut on the back to hold it there.
    Doesn't look as nice as it could, but it works as expected and the shocks are so nice. The stock ones were really bouncy, and these just suck up
    impact. I can drop the car from a foot off the ground (which was not a good idea on stock) and the bottom plate will not even touch the ground.
    I love it!!!

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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!


    ORIGINAL: JTPSTEALTH



    New shocks, New body, New bumper... It's like a whole new car! Can't wait till the weekend or a slow day at work to get out and drive it!!!
    With the bumper, I just used the stock screws and screwed it into the stock bumper. Figured that wuld give a little protection for the diff. Just in case.

    What shocks are those?
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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!

    These are the shocks...
    http://urlm.in/gqee

    Found them from this thread, thanks to Buggyboy2010
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10177711/tm.htm
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    -RPM Front Bumper

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    RE: redcat with RPM parts!

    Right on!

    I know they are some really sweet shocks and actually work really well compared to the stock ones, Simply just by absorbing the impacts very well and rarely bottoming out .

    And Your welcome! lol

    ORIGINAL: JTPSTEALTH



    Nitro is correct on both accounts. I screwed the stock screws thru the RPM bumper, then the metal, then into the stock bumper.
    And with the shocks, It was a long bolt, 2 nuts and some washers. I couldn't find stock diameter bolts, so I had to drill the holes a little larger.
    Bolt thru shock, nut on the back and then a washer for a little more space. Then thru the shock tower with a nut on the back to hold it there.
    Doesn't look as nice as it could, but it works as expected and the shocks are so nice. The stock ones were really bouncy, and these just suck up
    impact. I can drop the car from a foot off the ground (which was not a good idea on stock) and the bottom plate will not even touch the ground.
    I love it!!!



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