THE RPM RC Products Hop-Ups for Losi Ten SCTE Review
Your truck is not a true bash-mobile unless it has RPM parts on it. In our quest to make our Losi SCTE the most bash-worthy truck possible, we installed a bunch of RPM hop-up parts. Today we’ll be taking a closer look, are the RPM Losi SCTE hop-up parts worth the cash? Read on…
From: RPM RC Products
Direct Link: RPM Losi SCTE Hop-Ups
Review By: Cubby
Pics By: Cubby
Parts Tested: 73112 Rear Bumper ($11), 73312 Rear Bumper Mount ($9), 73042 Front Bumper ($12), 73142 Rear Arms ($12), 73262 Front Arms ($12), 73032 Mud Flaps and Number Plate ($11)
Test Drivers: Cubby, Brian, and Tim
Test Venues: RC Outlaws in Collinsville IL, CostCo parking lot, and a backyard
Review Platform: Our MIP/STRC Tuned Losi Ten SCTE 4wd SCT equipped with Castle Max Pro Speedo, Castle 1410 motor, Hitec steering servo, Dynamite SpeedPack 2S Lipo, and a Futaba 4PK Super-R was used to control the beast.
RPM Losi SCTE Gallery 1
Installation: All the RPM parts were easy to install. Tolerances were better than the stock parts they replaced, and there was no need to trim off excess flash etc.
Durability: We’ve yet to break any of the RPM parts, and it’s not for lack of trying. We’ve pounded the boards, done roof hucks, and played plenty of demo-derby with no ill effects to the RPM parts. Tough stuff.
Issues: Absolutely none.
The RPM front bumper does not use an upper mount, we thought this might be an issue but it was not. Kudos to RPM on doing their homework. The RPM front bumper flexes on big hits but doesn’t break. We had broken multiple stock front bumper top mounts, nice not having to worry about breaking another one.
We’ve broken 4 stock rear bumper mounts since we first started driving/testing the Losi SCTE platform. Rear end landings eventually kill a stocker. The RPM unit withstood some ridiculously punishing rear end landings without breaking. Sweet.
The RPM arms have some flex to them to withstand big hits, but not so much as to notice a change in handling compared to the stockers.
RPM Losi SCTE Gallery 2
Time to Bash – 8/10 - Installing a bunch of hop-up parts is not a quick job, however, the RPM parts bolt up without issue.
Car Show Rating – 8/10 - The RPM bumpers look nice, better than the stock parts. They aren’t some bling-bling anodized aluminum units, but look good for plastic.
Bash-A-Bility – 10/10 - After 2 months of abuse none of the RPM parts have broken, a testament to their design and quality of plastic used.
Value – 9/10 - Higher quality than stock at very reasonable price points.
BigSquid Rating – 8.75/10 - Tentacles. The RPM hop-ups for the Losi Ten SCTE are good quality units that not only take a beating but also look better than stock, I highly recommend them.