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BashNSlash 09-30-2018 07:31 PM

For those with narrow bumpers...
 
I just got the proline jeep body for my Trx-4 defender and absolutely love how well it performs. But the stock bumpers look totally out of place.

Looking at alternatives, I notice some narrow bumpers that look as if they don't protect the outer corners of the front body on the defender.

Has anyone been using this style of bumper? Any trouble with damage to the exposed body?

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RayB 10-01-2018 02:13 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
Wertymade or Scalerfab for the scx10 will fit.

SSD bumpers are nice also but I prefer the approach angles & steel construction in the above.

Damage to the Jeep fenders is minimal.

BashNSlash 10-01-2018 04:07 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
Thanks RayB. I've been looking at scalerfab products. Do you prefer the bumpers for the scx10 instead of the ones made for the Trx-4?

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RayB 10-01-2018 04:39 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
I didn't mind either.

The Scalerfab had a slightly better approach angle than the Wertymade.

The Wertymade is powder coated as the Scalerfab is painted with Rustolium.

high plains drifter 10-01-2018 07:09 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
I'm using this Hot Racing aluminum one with the stock D110 body. Minimalist design yet strong, protects the corners very adequately, and inexpensive. Also has a skid-plate that you can keep or remove. Dunno if works with the PL JK body or not.



https://i.postimg.cc/hPsyYM4x/IMG_5566.jpg

Inspector86 10-01-2018 07:41 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
Here are a couple of Wertymade bumpers made for the TRX4.

https://www.rpphobby.com/category_s/...rand=Wertymade

BashNSlash 10-01-2018 07:49 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
Thanks all. I ordered a bumper off Amazon that I believe will work with this body. I modded the rear stock bumper and it's much better, but I'm hoping the new front bumper is good enough buts offers more clearance.

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Up'n'Over 10-02-2018 10:19 AM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
I just wanted simple bumpers, so I picked up a set of axial scx10IIs. I'm not 100% happy with the back bumper, but the front is perfect and gives amazing approach angle.

Here's the post with some pics:
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/traxx...ml#post5867814

BashNSlash 10-02-2018 12:54 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Up'n'Over (Post 5872950)
I just wanted simple bumpers, so I picked up a set of axial scx10IIs. I'm not 100% happy with the back bumper, but the front is perfect and gives amazing approach angle.

Here's the post with some pics:
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/traxx...ml#post5867814

I really like that look! Do you have links for the exact ones you used in those photos?

Up'n'Over 10-02-2018 02:00 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BashNSlash (Post 5873003)
I really like that look! Do you have links for the exact ones you used in those photos?


These are what I bought.


Front
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Axial-AX315...72.m2749.l2649


Rear
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Axial-AX315...72.m2749.l2649

BashNSlash 10-02-2018 02:14 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Up'n'Over (Post 5873014)

Awesome! Thank you. Did you need to do much to get them to fit or were they pretty much "plug and play"?

EDIT : in your "before" photo. Obviously you did some work to get them to the "after" shots.

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Up'n'Over 10-02-2018 02:57 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BashNSlash (Post 5873018)
Awesome! Thank you. Did you need to do much to get them to fit or were they pretty much "plug and play"?

EDIT : in your "before" photo. Obviously you did some work to get them to the "after" shots.


I moved the stock front mount to the back and took the mount that came with the Axial front bumper and modified it to fit the TRX4 frame. I had to raise the front body post up a notch, so the body didn't sit on the bumper.

BashNSlash 10-02-2018 05:59 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Up'n'Over (Post 5873028)
I moved the stock front mount to the back and took the mount that came with the Axial front bumper and modified it to fit the TRX4 frame. I had to raise the front body post up a notch, so the body didn't sit on the bumper.

I really appreciate pointing me in the right direction!

I ended up going to my local hobby shop to see what scx bumpers they had and I ended up picking up the 80125 and it fits great with my rc4wd metal bumper mount (which has round posts).

Looks like I'm going to need some kind of rock guard though! Really exposed down the middle! [emoji23][emoji23]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d7e2f67a23.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0383c80011.jpg

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BashNSlash 10-03-2018 07:14 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
The bumper I got from Amazon is a little too big for the jeep body and slightly too narrow on the defender body. But it's very solid and looks like it'll fit my warn 8274 winch on it without trouble.

Do you guys think the front edges are too exposed? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...2143adfdb5.jpg

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high plains drifter 10-03-2018 09:10 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BashNSlash (Post 5873360)
Do you guys think the front edges are too exposed?

Not as long as you don't hit 'em on anything!

I mean... Yea... They're fairly exposed. Bumper/ stinger looks good though. Nice!

Inspector86 10-03-2018 09:33 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
That is a nice looking bumper for the JK body, but with the Defender body IMO you're better off with a full width bumper in order to protect the body corners. This is what I use on my Defender.

https://scontent.fric1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...66&oe=5D75E88F

BashNSlash 10-03-2018 09:59 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Inspector86 (Post 5873398)
That is a nice looking bumper for the JK body, but with the Defender body you really need a full width bumper in order to protect the body corners. This is what I use on my Defender.

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...cb&oe=5C610D8F

Which one is that? I don't mind a "big and heavy" bumper on the defender because it's kind of my tank. I'm trying to build a light performance machine with the Jeep.

It's really fun to mix and match all of these parts!

Right now, I'm going to see if this metal bumper will perform well with the jeep body. It's got better clearance than the stock bumper but sticks out more than the scx10 plastic bumper I've got.

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Inspector86 10-03-2018 10:43 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
Here it is in black.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/132232885194

penguin1 10-04-2018 02:27 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Inspector86 (Post 5872827)
Here are a couple of Wertymade bumpers made for the TRX4.

https://www.rpphobby.com/category_s/...rand=Wertymade

The bumpers for the TRX4 sport are advertised as being 9.75 inches wide. Seems like they are way too wide for the sport body.

BashNSlash 10-04-2018 03:19 PM

Re: For those with narrow bumpers...
 
Without measuring the bumper on the sport we have here, that sounds way too big - the defender bumper is approx 7.5" wide.
Quote:

Originally Posted by penguin1 (Post 5873532)
The bumpers for the TRX4 sport are advertised as being 9.75 inches wide. Seems like they are way too wide for the sport body.

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