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Old 08-11-2008, 03:25 PM   #1
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Questions?? rustler brake question

i have a rustler and for some reason i keep melting the brakes they are set up right i do use them pretty much but should they melt and is there a metal brake or some other brake that would work for the rustler if anyone has any ideas please let me know thanks also for some reason my rear wheels are turned in is the a way to adjust them?

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Old 08-11-2008, 04:28 PM   #2
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I have a nitro rustler and have never melted a brake disk.
Your rear wheels should have 3 degree's of toe in.

1) For the brake disc is your slipper adjusted correctly?

2) Is your throttle linkage causing your brake to rub when in neutral or while accelerating?

3) Is your brake linkage dropping in the holes and causing you not to have any brakes?

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1) For the brake disc is your slipper adjusted correctly? yes it is adjusted right

2) Is your throttle linkage causing your brake to rub when in neutral or while accelerating? no no rub

3) Is your brake linkage dropping in the holes and causing you not to have any brakes? no i had a local hobbie shop adust it and it worke fine for a little but then i was running it hard and i lost the brakes when i looked at it the disc was melted away so maybe i will just go with the carbon fiber. do they wear out fast or do they last for a long time
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I've had my rustler for over 1 year. I'm on my second 2.5r engine and I've run about 8 gallons through it in total.
I changed my brake disk for fun in June. The original one is still good.

Somethings not quite right if your melting the brake disc.
You can try a carbon fiber one, how long it lasts depends on how/why your melting the stock disc.
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yea i am not really sure why it keeps melting but i do know that it is driving me nuts i am new to the RC world but with all the problems i am having with this it might just say the heck with it
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Sounds as if the idle is too high on the motor. Causing the brakes to work harder than normal to stop the truck.
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i will try turning it down tomorrow and see if it helps
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