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Old 08-01-2008, 04:22 PM   #31
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I was at a hard packed dirt track (OCRC) and I saw how all of these kit buggies and trucks were just easily maneuvering around the track and my Rustler xl 5 had a very difficult time, I was wondering which kit should I get? or is there a really good RTR out there? my budget is 250$ And this will be used as a racer.

If your going to race I would buy a race vehicle. The rustler won't be that good on a track because it wasn't made for racing. You will spend more money and time than it's worth. It sounds like you want to go with a stadium truck. If I could make a suggestion it would be a T4, used or new. Let us know what you go with and if you have any ?'s just ask someone, lots of people here to help.
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What is your budget on a truck and how much money will you have to keep it running good with new tires and everything?

How often are you gonna be at the track racing?
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If your going to race I would buy a race vehicle. The rustler won't be that good on a track because it wasn't made for racing. You will spend more money and time than it's worth. It sounds like you want to go with a stadium truck. If I could make a suggestion it would be a T4, used or new. Let us know what you go with and if you have any ?'s just ask someone, lots of people here to help.
Well if I get a T4 my friend says there shocks are crap and I will have to waste a ton on rebuilding them every day at the track, can you convince me that it will be ok because that is sorta my only choice now.
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What is your budget on a truck and how much money will you have to keep it running good with new tires and everything?

How often are you gonna be at the track racing?
my budget is 200$ GIVE OR TAKE and I will be getting like 25$ a month to be supporting it. I will be at the track almost once a month.
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I think the shocks will be fine with regular maintance. If you run outdoors you will find you have to change the fluid often because of the dusty conditions. With a properly built shock and regular oil changes you should have little to no problems. I used to run a T4 and a B4 and was alway's pleased with the shocks.
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Well if I get a T4 my friend says there shocks are crap and I will have to waste a ton on rebuilding them every day at the track, can you convince me that it will be ok because that is sorta my only choice now.
I don't think you have to rebuild them thaaat often, not every day at the track at least. That's a bit overboard and hardcore, I think. Just rebuild them when you feel like it, or when they start leaking...
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Dont waste any money on a Mamba brushless system. Get a good stock motor and spend your money on tires .....
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Dont waste any money on a Mamba brushless system. Get a good stock motor and spend your money on tires .....
Well I got a sidewinder system because I needed the power for the rustler since it is really heavy. and it is the cheapest BL system on the market next to the VXL.
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I don't think you have to rebuild them thaaat often, not every day at the track at least. That's a bit overboard and hardcore, I think. Just rebuild them when you feel like it, or when they start leaking...
So how often do I have to rebuild them?
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Well I got a sidewinder system because I needed the power for the rustler since it is really heavy. and it is the cheapest BL system on the market next to the VXL.
Once you install your Sidewinder you will wonder why the people with a 27t stock motor are creaming you on the track.
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So are you gonna get a new charger than that Hot Bodies AC/DC charger? Since you can only charge it at 2 amps, you wont get any power out of your batteries.
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The Hot Bodies charger is the same as the much more ac/dc silent charger and it will charge up to 6 amps.
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no, THIS is the charger he has. I know because I sold it to him.
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Oh, sorry
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So how often do I have to rebuild them?
Every 3000 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first.

But seriously, it depends how often you run, what you run on, there's a lot of different factors. Just base it on performance, and if they are leaking from the bottom, then you definitely know it's time.
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