INTEGRATED SELF RECOVERY SYSTEM INSTALL GUIDE - ELEMENT RC TRAILRUNNER
ELEMENT RC TRAILRUNNER INSTALL GUIDE:
Please note: If you are running aftermarket or different bumper mounts than shown you will either need to switch to this style or modify your current bumper mounts to work with this kit. Some modifications may be required to make this kit work for your vehicle. The stock Trailwalker bumper works perfect for this kit, with or without the fairlead mounted on it. Without the fairlead the hook hangs tighter on the bumper bar.
below is the install guide for the Trail Walker, the Trailrunner is not much different. See video above for more information on the installation.
Mounting the Pulley
Install the pulley into the factory hole in the bumper mount as shown.
Make sure to not over-tighten the screw so that the pulley spins freely.Replace the old bumper screw with a 3x25mm screw (Not Included) as the included screw is too short for this application.
Mounting the Shoulder Screw
The included front shoulder screw fits perfectly into the end of the front bumper mounting post. If that is not available for your application then find somewhere close to that location to install the shoulder screw. The loop end of the kinetic strap will fit over this.
Modifying the Bumper Mount
You will need to remove the center portion of the bumper mount as shown in silver for clearance.
The loop end of the kinetic strap should fit through the fairlead. if it is tight you can squeeze it with a pair of pliers. If required you can remove the hook and re-install as outlined at the bottom of this page.
The line will feed through the bumper, under the transmission, around the back pulley then back up to the front as shown. Loop it over the rear pulley last after the hook is installed to make installation easier.
IF YOU NEED TO REMOVE THE MULTI HOOK TO INSTALL:
You will need to use a lighter to melt the end of the kinetic line and then re-tie the figure 8 knot to secure the multi anchor back onto the end of the line as shown below. You MUST use a figure 8 knot in this location as it is designed to tighten under load.
Here are some bumpers we have found to work well with our Integrated Self Recovery System:
Cick link to buy on AMain Hobbies: Vanquish VPS10122 Origin Pro Tube Bumpers
Width: 7 inches
Notes: Uses the standard SCX10 style 2 post mounting.
Notes: Uses standard 2 pin setup to install. Use without included fairlead.