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M1tch 08-03-2019 01:56 AM

K10 front bumper suggestions
 
I have a few cracks in the front of my K10 now, including the grill :roll: and looking for a good, but reasonably priced front bumper. No winch mount also. I would prefer a full width and full height, but nothing wrapping too far around the side. Also I don't run a winch.

Any suggestions, even humorous ones much appreciated in advance. Winch mount suggestions will be treated with the contempt they deserve :twisted:

durok 08-03-2019 04:08 AM

Re: K10 front bumper suggestions
 
I originally ordered this to fit my Enduro:

https://store.rc4wd.com/Tough-Armor-...10_p_1083.html

But am going to test fit it to my K10 Ascender later today - it may or may not require the RC4WD Ascender universal bumper mount:

https://store.rc4wd.com/Universal-Fr...er_p_4791.html

https://www.rc4wd.com/ProductImages/Z-S/Z-S0160-1.jpg

M1tch 08-03-2019 04:20 AM

Re: K10 front bumper suggestions
 
Thanks Durok. I have something similar, but it's awkward to fit, and is curved so doesn't follow the line of the grill too well. I don't need an easy bolt on solution, but something that will protect the front on steep drops and sometimes I faceplant the poor thing. :oops:

durok 08-03-2019 05:39 AM

Re: K10 front bumper suggestions
 
This one is straight, so it should line up close to the grille and be nice and protective. It's in my mailbox and I am at work, so sometime this afternoon I will be checking it out.

M1tch 08-03-2019 06:30 AM

Re: K10 front bumper suggestions
 
The bumper I have now is the same as the one on the left of this photo. Just a cheap ebay item, but not the right shape for the K10's straight front.

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/bnwAA...Xke/s-l500.jpg

Natedog 08-03-2019 01:12 PM

Re: K10 front bumper suggestions
 
Wertymade!

https://www.amainhobbies.com/wertyma...-wm-18/p665589

https://www.wertymade.com/products/

M1tch 08-03-2019 03:23 PM

Re: K10 front bumper suggestions
 
I like the look of the Wertymade, but by the time I import it. I'm spending almost 100 I reckon. Also at 6.5" or 165mm it's a bit narrow as the K10 body is 8" or 200mm.

Yeah Racing TRX4-032BK. I'm not sure how aluminum would hold up, although it looks well made. I cant find any with size of it. It fits the TRX4 Land Rover body, but they just state the width outside of tires.

For TRX-4 - Yeahracing - (#TRX4-032BK) Aluminum Alloy Front Bumper w/LED Light For Traxxas TRX-4 Axial SC

http://www.yeahracing.com/catalog/im...X4-032BK-4.jpg

That or the RC4WD ARB D90 bumper at 7.5" 190mm. I can get it from an Ebay shop over here with some discount.

https://store.rc4wd.com/RC4WD-ARB-Fr...10_p_3475.html


https://www.rc4wd.com/ProductImages/Z-S/Z-S0853-1.jpg

M1tch 08-03-2019 03:24 PM

Re: K10 front bumper suggestions
 
Still looking... although one of the above might do.

durok 08-03-2019 05:25 PM

Re: K10 front bumper suggestions
 
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OK, so I mounted that SCX10 II RC4WD Tough Armor bumper. It isn't what you'd call a direct fit - not if you want to tuck it all the way up under the bottom edge of the grille - but it's an easy fix - super easy if you just want to force it and fix it nice later, but with a Dremel cutting wheel it will fit perfectly after trimming about 1/2" off the mounting tabs. I forced it... :twisted:

(mainly because my Dremel is hiding from me)

Keep in mind these pictures may look a bit off because I am on the original body - and my grille is cracked off center on the bottom, making it bow out on the passenger side a bit. I have a new cab and grille that I will eventually be painting up, and this bumper will also likely get a winch mounted on it (it has the holes pre-drilled for the RC4WD Warn winch).

The second pic (taken from beneath) was taken before I tightened the bolts down, which basically clamped down and bent the mounts to where it fit without me busting out my Dremel. You can see the bumper has a top plate, a bottom plate with big ol' holes in it (didn't help much with the weight, this is a heavy bumper!) and shackle mounts that kinda stick out a lot. It seems very well built and will likely hold up as well as my Wertymade flat-top stubby stinger-style bumper that I used to run - I loved it but it provides no protection to the corners of the grille - I'll be using it on some later project.

That old WertyMade is visible in my avatar pic...

M1tch 08-04-2019 12:39 AM

Re: K10 front bumper suggestions
 
Thanks Durok. I did similar with my bumper on the Land Rover Ascender. Bumper was for an SCX10 and all I did was use washers as spacers as the SCX chassis is wider. It's a very nice bumeer using 2 aluminum plates and stainless steel tube. Shame they have gone out of business as I might have bought another.

The Wertymade is nice, but even buying one on it's own, the cost is enough to get hit for import duty!! Of the 2 I posted, the RC4WD seems best, but I need to know the width of the TRX4 Land Rover without arches. I could just assume it's about the same as a K10 and take the chance.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8336/2...bc53524c_z.jpg

durok 08-04-2019 04:40 AM

Re: K10 front bumper suggestions
 
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Originally Posted by M1tch (Post 5954338)
Thanks Durok. I did similar with my bumper on the Land Rover Ascender. Bumper was for an SCX10 and all I did was use washers as spacers as the SCX chassis is wider. It's a very nice bumeer using 2 aluminum plates and stainless steel tube. Shame they have gone out of business as I might have bought another.

The Wertymade is nice, but even buying one on it's own, the cost is enough to get hit for import duty!! Of the 2 I posted, the RC4WD seems best, but I need to know the width of the TRX4 Land Rover without arches. I could just assume it's about the same as a K10 and take the chance.

Ah!

Well, why didn't ya say so?

Lolz... I have one of those, too - TRX-4 Land Rover with SSD bumpers front and rear. Body measures 190mm from front corner to front corner, not including flares - on bottom edge of grille.

I took the TRX-4 body off the chassis and put it nose to nose with the K10 - the K10 is about 5mm wider:

M1tch 08-04-2019 06:01 AM

Re: K10 front bumper suggestions
 
Thanks Durok. Exactly the answer I wanted. Because of the K10 having a flat front, which 'sticks' on everything. Also as I said earlier some steeps drops it gets hit pretty hard if I make a mistake. Reckon I will get the D90 bumper from RC4WD.

rkj__ 08-04-2019 04:31 PM

K10 front bumper suggestions
 
I made a bumper from 3/8 steel square bar.

I hammered it into a curve. It sits in tight, actually under the grille a touch. Smoothed our the corners / edges in a grinder. Cut up an angle bracket, to make custom mounts.

Its about as low profile as you can get for a full width bumper. It has been extremely durable, and has not caused any frame damage.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1c395b1141.jpg


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M1tch 08-04-2019 04:48 PM

Re: K10 front bumper suggestions
 
Thanks rkj. but I'm looking for a bumper that protects the grill as well. Nice job though "thumbsup"


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