Traxxas Rustler Upgrades?
I have a Traxxas Rustler, and I am going to try racing it. At the moment I am running a stock setup, except for the original Trinity Midnight I've had for a few years now, and a Novak Rooster ESC. I am planning on stepping up to a Chameleon 2 Pro, and a lighter chassis setup. Possibly moving the receiver and speed controller, and shaving the chassis to decrease weight. I have also seen that the Nitro Rustler has an aluminum chassis, instead of the plastic tub style, but I'm not totally sure if I'd be able to inter-change the nitro chassis with the electric chassis. Has anyone tried this yet? If for some reason the chassis are not inter-changeable, has anyone found any other chassis alternatives?
Preferrably aluminum, but I will check out a carbon/composite chassis if it's worth it.
I'm also currently running 5X8mm wheel/axle bearings, and seen that the Nitro Rustler runs 5X11mm wheel/axle bearings. I'm usually wearing out my bearings in between 3-5 runs. Are the 5X11mm bearings better, and would I be able to upgade the wheel/axle area to use the 5X11mm bearings if they are better?
Any helpful info would help. Thank you.