› RPM Sus­pen­sion Arms for Traxxas X-maxx

Bombproof parts for big-hit ac­tion

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When you want the most durable parts pos­si­ble for your ride, you go to RPM. The line now in­cludes parts for the Traxxas X-maxx, and as with all RPM parts, they’re molded of a pro­pri­etary plas­tic blend that RPM war­ranties against break­age in nor­mal use—tough stuff. You can pick up a bumper mount, a wheelie bar, rear hubs, and a rear-bumper mount; the lat­est edi­tion is sus­pen­sion arms. Let’s bust these arms out of the pack­age and take a closer look at what RPM has for your Traxxas X-maxx.

FEA­TURES

The X-maxx arms are sold “per cor­ner:” you get one up­per and one lower arm. So you’ll need to get four packs to com­plete the truck. The arms aren’t cheap at $28 a set, so it’s good that you don’t have to take an ex­pen­sive set on a full set of eight arms all in one go. You can out­fit one cor­ner at a time, or just the front, and so on. RPM looked at its sus­pen­sion-arm de­signs of the past for in­spi­ra­tion when mak­ing arms for the X-maxx. The up­per arms fea­ture a proven sup­port struc­ture to make them as in­de­struc­tible as pos­si­ble. RPM has taken the rear arms and changed their shape slightly to im­prove ground clear­ance, which means that the arms will will be spared some abuse when driv­ing over var­i­ous ob­sta­cles. Their de­sign is based on RPM’S sus­pen­sion arms made for the much heav­ier HPI Baja; since they hold up to that kind of ham­mer­ing, they can cer­tainly han­dle the weight, speed, and power of the X-maxx. Ac­cord­ing to RPM, the dou­ble sup­port beam on the lower arms spreads the load of an im­pact, which fur­ther in­creases the strength of the arm. An­other ben­e­fit of the up­per and lower arms is that they fea­ture a uni­ver­sal-fit de­sign, so you don’t have to worry about in­stalling them on the wrong cor­ner; each up­per and lower arm will go on any cor­ner of the truck. RPM also of­fers the arms in col­ors. You can pick them up in black, like you see here, or in blue.

The X-maxx arms from RPM come two in a pack­age, so you’ll need four to com­plete the set. STOCK ARM RPM ARM The RPM arms are slim­mer than the stock parts and 3g lighter per up­per and lower pair.

Run­ning the X-maxx on 8S is a blast and more fun when you have bul­let­proof arms, like these from RPM.

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