Except for when I'm paid to write reviews (NOTE: This is NOT one of those times), I'm not one to write reviews. The only times I tend to write them is when a product/service is incredibly good, or incredibly bad. In the case of the TBR XV4 Front Bumper, it is, most definitely, the former. I have not one, but two, of these bumpers. The first is the Rustler 4x4 version, while the second is the Baja Rey Raptor version.
I'm not going to call these "bulletproof"...but, they're about as "bulletproof" as RC front bumpers get. To give those reading this an example of what I mean, a couple of weeks ago, my step-dad & I were running our vehicles (he has a 2WD Slash) on a dry lake bed south-east of Las Vegas, south of the Hoover Dam. At one point, I hit a "clay rock" ( a mosty-dry, but still moist-enough, clump of clay) that was approximately 8" in diameter. When my Baja Rey hit it, the thing split in two. I must have been going at least 30mph, and I'll tell you...my truck slowed down so much from the impact, it almost stopped. This was not like one of those situations where you hit a dirt clod, it breaks into dozens of pieces, and the vehicle maintains speed throughout...this was closer to hitting a brick wall, albeit, a "movable" wall.
I was sure I had damaged the front end, so I drove it over to me, and inspected it. To my surprise, there was NO damage...not even a scratch. The TBR XV4 completely protected my Baja Rey from damage. Enough said...now, add one to your cart, pay for it, and get it installed as quickly as you can once it's delivered. When I finally get around to building up my Slash 4x4, I KNOW it will be getting the XV4 treatment.