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Old 01-02-2009, 07:08 AM   #1
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Default Nitro Rustler 2.5 engine upgrade help...

Hey guys, I have a nitro rustler 2.5 and im looking to do an engine upgrade...I have talked to a bunch of people and alot of them are saying go with the 3.3 because it is a direct fit and it gives alot more power...this sounds good but the issue with that is I want to run at the track this season and rules state you cant go over the stock size of the engine being .15 - Are their any .15 or .12 alternative engines that would give me comparable performance to the 3.3 - another issue im trying to avoid is hacking up the engine to make it fit - I like the idea of a direct fit or a near-direct fit - Any advice would be awesome Nitro Rustler 2.5 engine upgrade help...-img_0385e.jpg
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:11 AM   #2
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Are you using ez start etc?
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:25 AM   #3
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since im racing im gonna drop the ez start for a pull or rotostart to save some weight
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:54 AM   #4
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an OS .15 will do. I can't remember any of the acronyms that go with them, but a mid end priced one will do you fine.
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I spoke to lhs manager and he told me they are lenient on the rules and they let 3.3's run in the class so with that said would you recommend running a 3.3?
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Yep it will be a beast in a Rusty
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do you think i will have a big issue with traction?
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:14 PM   #8
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Default 3.3 or brushless...

I am getting ready to race this season and I really like the 2wd stadium truck class but as I recently drove my nephews vxl rustler im wondering if I should sell my rustler instead of upgrading the motor in order to get an electric...The reason Im saying this is, mainly costs - fuel, glow plugs, but also tuning etc. - Im not partial to traxxas as I hear they arnt the greatest to be competitive - any Ideas? What do you guys recommend?
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