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RPM Front and Rear Adjustable Body Mounts and Posts Review

Review by Hunter Wick

RPM has always astonished me with their down-to-earth prices, yet amazing quality. Add on to that a lifetime warranty, why in the world wouldn't you purchase their products?! For this reason, I decided to go with these RPM front and rear body posts and mounts for my Traxxas Rustler. Please note that the fronts will also fit the Slash 2wd and the Nitro Rustler, in addition to the Electric Rustler.

The rears will also fit the Slash 2wd, Stampede 2wd and 4wd, and also the Nitro Stampede, all in addition to the Electric Rustler. After some thorough testing, I gave them a quick review.

Ease Of Install - 9/10

Body posts and mounts are always simple to install, but sometimes require partial disassembly of the vehicle. While I managed to get by without taking anything apart, it was sometimes a stretch to get my screw driver in the awkward, small space. However, I think that it's only fair that Traxxas shares the blame for designing something like so. Other than some awkward positions I had to put myself and the truck into in order to install the items, the RPM body posts and mounts were a cinch to install. Since they share the same design with the stockers, then they install just as effortlessly.

Durability and Performance - 10/10

When I buy parts from RPM, I expect nothing less than for their products to be crazy durable. After all, that is what they are known for, right? These body posts and mounts were no different. I expected them to be durable, and they were. I'd snapped a few stock body posts in the past, but I had no such issues with these bad boys. On the performance side, these products did great, once again. Not only are they durable so they will last, they are also adjustable, allowing you to change the height of the body to alter the vehicle's performance. This was probably my favorite feature of these front and rear body mounts and posts. This adjustability would be especially helpful when installed on a Traxxas Slash that you are racing, since changing the body's height will change how aerodynamic the vehicle is. So, not only do these products work well on a bashing vehicle, but they could also be a useful tuning tool when racing.


Value - 8/10

Value is always the most important category to me, simply because it doesn't matter how well a product performs or how easy it is to install, if it's too expensive, then I can't have it! Don't worry, though, RPM is famous for having reasonable prices, especially when you factor in that lifetime warranty that comes with most of their products. Seeing that the body posts and mounts allowed me to run all different kinds of bodies and change my body's ride height, I'd say these were a pretty good deal. Add on their amazing durability compared to the stockers which break every once in a while, and you've got yourself a winning product. The only reason I deducted two points was because at almost $10 for the front and almost $10 for the rear, that's $20 right there just for body posts and mounts. However, I do think that after testing it is worth it, but I still would like to see the price lowered a couple bucks.


At the end of the day, I was glad to have these on my Rustler. They performed better than I had expected, were just as durable as I knew they would be since they're made by RPM, and featured great value for the price. These front and rear body mounts and posts scored an average of a 9/10, almost a perfect score! Once again, great job RPM on another successful product.


Check out the unboxing video below!

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