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Old 05-05-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
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i'm buying a nitro Rustler, does anyone know any good things to do to it under a budget?
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I wouldn't do anything till it breaks my girl has been running a 3.3 in hers for awhile with no trouble only thing she managed to break was the plastic bulk in the front by hitting a wooden board flower bed at full speed lol. They're nice tough little rcs
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thanks, but i'm still trying to figure this website out
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RPM suspension arms. My buddy was always breaking his until I installed the RPMs he had at the bottom of his parts box
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I would invest in RPM shock towers for both the front and rear, and also the RPM front and rear A-arms.

Also upgrade the steering servo and you should be good.

Don't drop a dime on aluminum towers or a-arms, they bend and are heavy.

Also get some big bore shocks later on if you can afford it, will help out with the handling. The plastic shocks will pop the lids on rough turf quite a bit.
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steering servo and be prepared to replace your shock caps, shafts, rod ends and front tower. I would sugest getting an extra pair of shocks and a tower with the kit.

My brother in law has a rustler and there is something always wrong with the shocks. especially the front.

i would get the shocks before the steering servo. He never really had a problem with the servo, but i have had cheap ones and they are definitley a pain and they break easy.
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I think that it might have the plastic shocks but im not sure. if it does replace those. Get all the rpm upgrades available for the car, be prepared to get new rear tires, and maybe just a cheaper 40 dollar or less servo.
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I would buy rpm a arms, shock towers and aluminum turnbuckles, steering belcrank
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ok here is a list of thing i want to buy
1. RPM FR0NT A-Arms Nitro Rustler Stampede Sport Black
2. RPM A-Arms Rear Black Nitro Rustler/Stampede
3. IMEX Eagle Chrome Front 2.8 Jato (2)
4. IMEX Eagle Chrome Rear 2.8 Jato (2)
5. IMEX Street Burner Wide 2.8 Tire w/Molded Foam Insert 2
6. Motor Saver TMX80 Air Filter 2.5/3.3 T-Maxx
7. RPM Wide Front Bumper Traxxas
8. Traxxas Tuned Pipe Resonator R.O.A.R. Legal
i want all of these thing at http://www.rcplanet.com

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Ok first dont get the odonnell rtr. if you get it get the racing version its better. Where are you ordering from? Maybe gets some bryons? Second dont get integy shocks. They are garbage. Get the traxxas big bore shocks. Dont get the roll cage either. Buy something else it just adds weigh and they arent that great. Just run a body. Good luck
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I dont think heŽll be racing so much and the roll cage looks cool and adds a bit of resistance
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ok thanks for the advice and what is so good about the bigbore shocks?
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they dont leak. the integy shocks have been knowen to leak oil and one of my good friends had them and he hated them!
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Thanks you've been a GREAT HELP rcdude thanks alot!
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