Tuesday, September 26, 2023

RPM Body Savers for Traxxas Rustler 4×4

RPM gives us another beneficial product for Traxxas owners. Check out the newly released RPM Body Savers which were purpose designed and built specifically for the Traxxas Rustler 4×4. RPM engineers reviewed a brand new Traxxas Rustler 4×4 and found the same problem they encountered on the Revo 2.0…cracks at the body mounting screw holes. This vehicle had never been run and the holes were already weakened. If you’ve managed to pull any of your body mounting screws through the body or if you think it’s about to happen, RPM came up with the perfect solution to save you from ugly, thick body washers or worse, buying a new body for $60.

RPM Body Savers for the Traxxas Rustler 4x4


RPM Body Savers for the Rustler 4×4 are a simple, yet clever solution to solve that problem. RPM disguised the Body Savers in two separate ways. Out front, they look like molded hood vents while in the rear, they look like exposed sections of a roll cage. It’s a perfect way to camouflage their intended purpose and yet still keep the body firmly attached.



The way they work is straightforward. There are two pairs of screws holding the sub-frame of the body mounting system to the body in both the front and rear of the truck. RPM Body Savers tie two pairs of screws together, dispersing the pressure of holding the body to the sub-frame over a wide area of the body. Even if the bottom of the mounting holes in the body are completely ripped out from prior crashes, the RPM Body Saver system still works.


The Body Savers are molded in black from RPM’s ultra-strong, engineering grade nylons for unmatched performance and are sold with four Body Savers in each kit (two for the front and two for the rear).


Tech Notes: RPM Body Savers only work with Traxxas #6717, #6717G & #6717R bodies. They have not been tested nor are they guaranteed to work with any other Traxxas or aftermarket bodies.

For more information, visit: RPM


One comment

  1. IME that’s not the weak spot on the body – it’s the leading edge of the hood that needs some protection as well as the at the rearmost corners of the rear shock tower. Up front friction from pavement has worn the paint off but at the back the corners of the shock tower have eaten through the body.

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