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Old 06-04-2008, 03:31 PM   #1
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I am new I am trying to figure out what would be a good vehicle for me does anyone use the rustler vxl stadium truck.
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:02 PM   #2
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Yes, some people do.
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:09 PM   #3
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If so what do you think of the rustler and what is the difference between brushless and a regular electric motor
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I guess it would be easier if you would tell us what you are looking to do with the truck.

Race it or bash it. Each truck will have their own pros and cons toward each driving style.
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the rustler is a great entry level truck that has been around for over a decade. pretty much bullet proof, a good beginners truck
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I guess it would be easier if you would tell us what you are looking to do with the truck.

Race it or bash it. Each truck will have their own pros and cons toward each driving style.
Yea, ckaspar is correct. do you intend to race it or just run around in the dirt and street.
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:25 PM   #7
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I plan on racing it I just have to figure out if I can hook that up to a dsm radio the local track requires that you have a dsm radio. But like I said I am new at this so I am not sure if I can.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:30 PM   #8
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if you plan on racing forget the rustler entirely

get a T4 by Associated or a XXX-t cr by Losi
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Just an FYI.

The T4 tends to have more aftermarket parts. I would get the Team version first. It tends to be more durable for a rookie driver. As you improve you can replace the plastic parts with carbon parts.

The carbon parts tend to break easier and should be reserved for those who are not new. You may end up spending more money replacing parts than what you originally spent on the truck itself if you drive bad enough. LOL
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If your local track requires DSM, you may want to look at RTRs that come with that radio already, like the Losi desert truck. It's probably cheaper in the long run as good radio gear is hi-$$. Make sure your local hobby shop stocks parts for whatever brand of truck you decide on.
Rustlers are so appealing with their feature list, but if your at all serious about racing you'll wish you had chosen one that was actually designed to race.
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rustler vxl aint as good as you think, my 27t can beat it on a track. it go with a losi rtr or a t4 rtr great trucks
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The rustler is not a terrible choice, good car to start. i personally would go with a t4. very easy to find parts for it and is a very competitive truck out of the box.

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My local hobby shop only carries parts for traxxas that is y I was considering that truck
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I looked at the t4 I am really thinking about it. I was learning a lot about the brushless. It comes with the 17 t motor is it just as easy to make that faster with changing the pinion or could I just put a bigger motor on it
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I looked at the t4 I am really thinking about it. I was learning a lot about the brushless. It comes with the 17 t motor is it just as easy to make that faster with changing the pinion or could I just put a bigger motor on it
If your just starting out i wouldn'y suggest you be looking for more power.

Get a t4 or losi xxxt-cr these are good race trucks
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