RPM Shock Shaft Guards & Orange A-Arms For The Traxxas X-Maxx
Rocks, dirt and debris striking your shock shafts lead to dents, dings and burrs, which, in turn, lead to torn shock seals. Torn shock seals means leaky shocks and poor shock performance. RPM Shock Shaft Guards shield the shock shaft from those deteriorating elements, prolonging the life of the shock shaft, which improves the long-term performance of the suspension and in turn, prolongs the time between seal replacement and shock rebuilds.
RPM Shock Shaft Guards are a simple design, replacing stock shock spring cups with ones that have mounting holes for a thin but tough shield that rises up to the base of the shock body. The guard completely blocks debris from striking the shock shaft. The back and sides are open, which prevents debris from building inside the guard as well.
The front shield of the guard covers over 100 degrees of frontal exposure! That means rocks thrown from the front tires (or from that guy you’re trying to pass) won’t ever hit your shock shafts. RPM Shock Shaft Guards are zero friction protection devices, meaning our guards never touch the working elements of the shocks.
As an added bonus, we increased the length of the tubular spring support of the spring cup by nearly 2mm (5/64”). The added length helps prevent the spring from jumping off of the spring perch when the conditions are less than ideal.
RPM Shock Shaft Guards are sold in pairs and are stock replacement items.
Tech Notes: RPM Shock Shaft Guards fit stock Traxxas X-Maxx GTX shocks (Traxxas #7761, #7761A, #7761G & #7761R) only. They have not been tested nor guaranteed to fit any other shocks for the X-Maxx. RPM Shock Shaft Guards replace Traxxas #7764 (spring cups only). Two packages will be needed to complete one vehicle.
#80432 – Black Shock Shaft Guards for the Traxxas X-Maxx – $12.95
#80434 – Green Shock Shaft Guards for the Traxxas X-Maxx – $12.95
#80435 – Blue Shock Shaft Guards for the Traxxas X-Maxx – $12.95
#80438 – Orange Shock Shaft Guards for the Traxxas X-Maxx – $12.95
Immediately after Traxxas released the X-Maxx, RPM customers started notifying us that they needed stronger A-arms that could handle the weight and the punishment these massive trucks can dish out. We reviewed numerous photos of damage to stock A-arms to see where the weak points were, then reviewed a set of new A-arms to see what we could do to improve both strength and durability.
The result… Our new X-Maxx A-arms are designed to be the strongest, lightest arms available! Starting with the upper A-arm, we used our proven A-arm designs from past successful builds to create an upper support structure sure to handle anything you can throw at it! Our lower A-arm has better ground clearance than stock A-arms and has a cross section based off of our proven 1:5 scale HPI Baja A-arms so you know they’re tough! We’ve also created a double support beam on the lower arms to spread impact energy over a larger area, meaning hard hits won’t force you into the “walk of shame”. They’re also universal fit, which means they’ll fit on any corner of your truck! No more worrying which arm fits where.
RPM X-Maxx A-arms are molded in our trademark blend of incredibly tough, engineering grade nylons and made in the USA. RPM X-Maxx arms are backed by our industry-leading limited lifetime warranty against breakage for worry-free performance you can count on!
Tech Notes: Each package comes with one upper and one lower A-arm. Four packages will be needed to complete one full vehicle.
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