Choosing the Right Fairlead Mount for Your RC Crawler: Front or Top? Find Out Now!

Which Fairlead Mount is Right For Your RC?

  1. Front vs. Top Fairlead Mount: Front mounts integrate into the bumper's front plate for chassis-mounted winches, while top mounts, welded on the bumper's top, cater to both bumper and servo winches.
  2. Design Compatibility: Both mount options are designed to fit the RC4WD Hawse Fairlead hole pattern, enhancing compatibility and installation ease.
  3. Fairlead Recommendations: Opting for Hawse fairleads, sold at a discount with bumpers, is advised over roller fairleads due to their lower damage risk.
  4. Scale vs. Performance: Top mounts offer improved performance by preserving approach angles, while front mounts provide a more scale appearance despite protruding slightly.
  5. Personal Preference Rules: The choice between front and top fairlead mounts ultimately hinges on individual style and winch type preferences, allowing for tailored RC customization.
We get asked a lot, "What's the difference between the 'Front' and 'Top' Fairlead Mount options?"
💁‍♂️The Front Fairlead Mount is part of the front plate of the bumper, and is used to run the winch line through from a chassis-mounted servo winch.
💁‍♀️The Top Fairlead Mount  is a separate piece welded to the top plate of the bumper, between the trail bar or stinger, and can be used for either a bumper-mounted winch set up OR a servo winch.
Our fairlead mounts fit the RC4WD Hawse Fairlead hole pattern and we sell the fairleads for a discount when you purchase one of our bumpers. We highly recommend it over the roller fairlead that comes on the winch, as they stick out and tend to get damaged easily.
Add some extra scale to your rig, but as far as which one you should go for,🤷‍♂️ it ultimately comes down to personal preference, and what kind of winch you will be running. The Top Fairlead Mount is the more performance option, as it does not affect approach angle, while the front fairlead mount option may be the more scale option, but will stick out a few millimeters from the bumper with the hawse fairlead.
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