When our engineers looked at the stock front bumper and skid plate on a Losi Baja Rey, they realized that the front skid plate was too stiff, preventing the bumper from absorbing impacts. Our solution involved more than just a simple skid plate redesign. We moved the entire skid plate from between the chassis plate and differential to below the aluminum chassis plate. This move solved a couple of problems. First, the aluminum chassis plate now has some serious RPM skid protection where it had none before! Next, and more importantly, it allowed us the freedom to create a flex zone on the skid plate that would allow more movement of the bumper in impact situations, ultimately saving you from costly repairs.