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Old 04-01-2007, 10:53 AM   #16
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EBAY :: probably 100.00 to 150.00
NEW:: 289.00 thats with fuel at TOWER HOBBIES
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:57 AM   #17
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Rowdyray,

That's very good information. Thanks.
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:29 PM   #18
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I have the jato 3.3 now and had a nitro rustler a short while back. I'd have to say they both about the same in the durability dept....but the rustler wasn't as fast as my 3.3 jato. So ofcourse its going to break less stuff. With a few after market mods you can beef up the jato for mega punishment. A true hardcore basher will allways enjoy the extreme power bonus the the 3.3 provides. Xtra speed for big jumps=bigger jumps!
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:53 AM   #19
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100-150 dollars? :O thats 50-75 GBP!
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:25 AM   #20
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My first nitro stadium truck was the Rustler 2.5
The thing is super strong and doesn't brake like other RTR vehicles. I have replaced only the arms with new blue RPM arms other then that the thing has never had a bad day. If your wanting to bash its geared for that too, i use big truggy looking tires on mine, sure i need to switch the pinion/spur out for a little bit more torque but i love it.

The Jato is basicly identicle if you ask me but they built it more for a "on-road" feel, with the 2 speed transmision and the lower profile for higher speeds i don't think thats what your looking for. You want something you can bash in your "not quite yet finished track" that is overgrown and full of larger rocks and stuff.

anyhow thats my 2 cents, good luck either truck from Traxxas will server you fine.
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is the rustler a truck? i thought it was a buggy... but there you go.
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Yea the rustler is a stadium truck. The first thing I did with the jato was to switch it over to 2.2 tires and wheels. I put a set of edge tires on the front and trac-ta-gators on the rear for mega bite. Just because its set up for road outta da box doesn't mean it can't handle offroad action. Ya the second gear is overkill when bashing it or racing. Just adjust the shift point thats all, I have mine set so it never hits second. With a fast shock repostion you gain extra travel needed for extra bashin' cushion. Rusty Gearz look at the next jato 3.3 box you see, notice the bold 65MPH+. Thats why they have it come with low profile road tires and lowered stiff suspension. I think Traxxas was more targeting the RC speed freaks, which is most of us. So basicly if you put a 3.3 in a rustler you'd have a jato 3.3 anyhow so why not just get the fastest sickist one right away. Mines holding up great after countless 45mph+ small jumps and 25 yard cartwheels . By the way is there a record for longest RC cartwheel?
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By the way is there a record for longest RC cartwheel?
there will be when i get my car MWUAHAHA lol
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